A marriage made in cyberspace: As traditional media gets 'bloggier,' blogs begin to look more like their traditional forebears.
It is the first US city to assess such a tax, which could raise almost $300,000 in revenue next year. Opponents of the measure say it opens the door to more crime and heavier drug use.
The state's budget is in shambles, but candidates are already lining up for the 2010 gubernatorial race. They include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former eBay chief Meg Whitman.
Legal challenges ensue in federal court, and plans are afoot for a 2010 ballot measure to undo Proposition 8.
The government says state secrets are at risk, but the 9th Circuit is allowing the case to proceed against a Boeing subsidiary that reportedly flew suspects to secret prisons.