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  • Governor OKs temporary gun seizures from people judged to be a danger

    Four months after a disturbed man killed six UC Santa Barbara students and wounded 13 others, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people determined by the courts to be a threat to themselves or...
  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown....
  • California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill

    California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill
    A group representing 69 California mayors, including Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove guns from individuals believed to be...
  • Santa Barbara offshore drilling ban fails

    Santa Barbara offshore drilling ban fails
    Legislation to slap a permanent ban on oil drilling in state waters off Santa Barbara died in the Assembly on Tuesday evening. Facing strong lobbying from the oil industry, the bill, SB 1096 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), couldn't get...
  • California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks

    California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks
    With support from families who lost loved ones in the Isla Vista massacre in May, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at taking guns away from people seen as a danger to themselves or others. The bill, which goes back to the...
  • California bill would remove guns from potential offenders

    (Reuters) - A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence was sent to California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday for signing into law. The bill, one of several gun control measures up for...
  • Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

    California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff...
  • 'Gun violence restraining order' measure clears Legislature

    The Assembly gave final approval Friday to a measure that would temporarily remove firearms from potentially dangerous individuals. Lawmakers introduced the measure after the massacre near UC Santa Barbara, when a disturbed man killed six university...
  • Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

    After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as...
  • Family members of Isla Vista victims urge passage of gun bill

    Family members of Isla Vista victims urge passage of gun bill
    Parents and other family members of three UC Santa Barbara students shot to death in the Isla Vista massacre appealed to state lawmakers Tuesday to approve a bill aimed at preventing similar tragedies in the future. In a letter, 11 relatives of Katie...