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    San Francisco: Gay Pride parade turns into celebration on an epic scale

    The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several drag queens in a gay bar. This year's event took its marching orders from a slightly more exalted law enforcement entity -- the U.S. Supreme Court. 
    Hayward: Last gay bar becomes music venue
    The Turf Club now hosts live music on its patio. The owner says there's no longer a need for gay bars. 

    Pelosi backs gay-rights bill despite concerns
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.  

    Governor Jerry Brown signs bill recognizing legal gay marriage
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as "between a man and a woman."  

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    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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    Aperitif hour

    Move over, Fernet. Refreshing, house-made seasonal aperitifs are finding their way into low-alcohol cocktail programs from San Mateo to Berkeley and San Francisco. With the launch of Sonoma Aperitifs in Penngrove and the rerelease of a classic 1997 book about these fortified libations, we'd say the trend is about to overflow from its tiny cordial glass.