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Health

California will get pet-insurance disclosure rules

California will get pet-insurance disclosure rulesThe overhaul of health insurance marketplaces in California is now spreading to Fido and Snowball.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Crime

Audrie's Law mandates treatment for young sex offenders

Audrie's Law mandates treatment for young sex offendersThe bill also closes a loophole allowing lesser penalties for juveniles if a victim is unconscious or developmentally disabled.
  • Crime
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

Governor splits on bills aiming to reduce truancy

Governor splits on bills aiming to reduce truancyBrown issued a split decision on a package of bills designed to help reduce California's dropout rate
  • Education
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Law extends time for childhood sex abuse charges

Law extends time for childhood sex abuse chargesSenate Bill 926 raises the age ceiling from 28 to 40 for childhood sexual abuse victims to file criminal complaints.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

California enacts strict student privacy law

California enacts strict student privacy lawThe bill requires providers to use student data only for school purposes and bans the sale of students' personal information to advertisers and third parties.
  • Education
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Brown signs bills aiding children in foster care

Brown signs bills aiding children in foster careOne of the bills, SB 1252,.extends housing to foster youth up to age 25 if they are completing a secondary education.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Stockton: Central-E-S

Stockton mayor endorses opponents of current council members

Stockton mayor endorses opponents of current council membersMayor Silva is endorsing the opponents of current Stockton city council members
  • Stockton: Central-E-S
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

St. Sen. Wright resigns after perjury sentence

St. Sen. Wright resigns after perjury sentenceRod Wright was convicted of perjury in January for lying about his residence and later was suspended with pay from the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Technology

Internet protest displays 'spinning wheel of death'

Internet protest displays 'spinning wheel of death'Is your favorite website running slowly today? Here's why
  • Technology
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
California News

5 notable bills passed during California's legislative session

5 notable bills passed during California's legislative sessionState lawmakers have wrapped up their two-year session a day before deadlin
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

Lawmakers approve $100 million boost for UC, CSU

Lawmakers approve $100 million boost for UC, CSUBill would give the University of California and California State University systems a financial boost
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag banBill would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

Senate protects in-state tuition for veterans

Senate protects in-state tuition for veteransThe state Senate has approved a bill ensuring in-state college tuition for veterans
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

Refinery inspection bill protects 'trade secrets'

Refinery inspection bill protects 'trade secrets'Legislation would allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

Groundwater legislation clears key hurdles as debate continues

Groundwater legislation clears key hurdles as debate continues3 key bills connected to the groundwater issue took some important steps forward in the state Assembly
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air guns

Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air gunsState lawmakers to approved a bill requiring bright markings on certain air guns
  • California News
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
California News

Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags

Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bagsThe state Assembly has approved the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
  • California News
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Bill would regulate monitoring, storing students' social media posts by school districts

Bill would regulate monitoring, storing students' social media posts by school districtsCritics of of the monitoring are concerned about how long the data is stored, who has access to it, and why many parents aren't notified of third- party tracking
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
California News

California lawmakers take on toy guns, drones

California lawmakers take on toy guns, dronesTime ticks for bills waiting to be passed before Sunday night's legislative deadline
  • California News
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Smartphone kill switch bill signed by Brown

Smartphone kill switch bill signed by BrownThe new California law directs smartphone makers to equip their product with anti-theft technology that deactivates the device inoperable if stolen.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Statewide plastic bag ban fails in Assembly

Statewide plastic bag ban fails in AssemblyBoth plastic and paper bag manufacturers lobbied against the bill, highlighting a 10-cent fee on reusable bags.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
California News

Legislators seek $3M in legal aid for unaccompanied undocumented children

Legislators seek $3M in legal aid for unaccompanied undocumented childrenCalifornia state leaders announced legislation that would make it easier for unaccompanied undocumented minors to make their case
  • California News
  • 2 months ago
National News

Forest Service chief discusses wildfires, funding issues

Forest Service chief discusses wildfires, funding issuesThe U.S. Forest Service -- the primary federal agency responsible for combating wildfires -- has gone over budget in seven of the past 10 years. To pay the soaring costs, the Forest Service and the U.S. Interior Department have had to transfer money from other accounts.
  • National News
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
California News

Bill would require psychologists to have suicide prevention training

Bill would require psychologists to have suicide prevention trainingLegislation would require all mental health professionals in the state to be trained in suicide prevention.
  • California News
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Water storage funding divides Republicans and Democrats

Water storage funding divides Republicans and DemocratsThe bond measure would pay to upgrade key infrastructure like pipelines and aqueducts.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bill could increase California vehicle license fees

Bill could increase California vehicle license feesAB 2393 authorizes counties to increase fees by $1 for personal vehicles and $2 for commercial vehicles.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
California News

Lawmakers consider expanding Hollywood tax credit

Lawmakers consider expanding Hollywood tax creditCalifornia lawmakers are negotiating the extension and expansion of a $100 million-a-year Hollywood tax credit
  • California News
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago