Calif. Prop 8 Supporters Can Defend Gay Marriage Ban

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Police break up an encampment for an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Oakland, Calif. Police began clearing out the weeks-old encampment early Monday after issuing several warnings to demonstrators. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Occupy Protesters In Oakland Ponder Next Move

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Billings, Mont., has a diverse economic base, as evidenced by the confluence of stockyards, oil refineries and natural beauty. The unemployment rate for Billings' Yellowstone County was 5.3 percent in September, far lower than the national average. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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Big Sky Country Has Lots Of Room For Optimism

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Calif. County Yearns For 'The Way It Used To Be'

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Feds Crack Down On Pot Shops

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Starting Oct. 1, California state prisons will redirect new nonviolent felons to county facilities. The realignment is in part due to an order by the U.S. Supreme Court for the state to reduce its prison population. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California's New Prison Policy Has Some Skeptics

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Palestinian Kids' Art Deemed Unsuitable For Children

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Will Whitman Help Hewlett-Packard Find Its Way?

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Catwalks hang over a section of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Oakland, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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California Turns To China For New Bay Bridge

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Calif.'s Supreme Court Mulls Prop. 8 Dispute

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Co-lead counsel of the legal team challenging California's same-sex marriage ban, David Boies, right, walks past opponents of same-sex marriage as he leaves after a hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 6, 2010, in San Francisco. A trial court judge overturned the measure as a violation of gay Californians' civil rights in August. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Returns To Court

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A screenshot of SFpark, an app that lets San Francisco drivers see available parking spaces as well as each space's cost. Courtesy of SFpark hide caption

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Need A Parking Space? Look In Your Hand

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Anthony Makk (right) and husband Bradford Wells at their San Francisco home on Aug. 8. Though legally married in 2004, Makk faces deportation back to his native Australia. Noah Berger/San Francisco Chronicle via Polaris Images hide caption

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New Deportation Rules Give Boost To Gay Rights

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Home Sales Stall Even As Mortgage Rates Are Low

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