SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prominent Democrats are expected to speak at a public celebration of the life of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He died last week after collapsing while grocery shopping. Among those expected to remember Lee on Sunday at San Francisco's city hall are U.S. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The 65-year-old Lee was San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor. The former civil rights lawyer led the city out of recession and into an economic recovery.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has burned another 6 square miles of vegetation and has burned 418 square miles since it started 12 days ago. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement that the nearly 8,500 workers are fighting the so-called Thomas fire. There were no new reports of damage to buildings on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new commission to target sexual misconduct and inequity in the entertainment industry has been formed, and the chief executives of nearly every major Hollywood studio, TV network and record label are among its members. The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace will be chaired by Anita Hill. The group grew out of a meeting called by "Star Wars" producer Kathleen Kennedy and several other prominent women in the entertainment industry.
(AP) - With every new allegation of sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein says the same thing: He denies any nonconsensual sex. But how is consent expressed? It's perhaps the central concept in the law governing sexual assault, and yet there is no consensus definition _ in our culture, or in our laws. Advocates for victims hope that this may finally change, and there's an effort under way to create a more uniform definition in state law.
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