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  • Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures

    Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures
    A handful of small Los Angeles County cities seize large amounts of cash and cars using a controversial federal law that allows them to confiscate property even when owners aren’t charged with a crime, according to a report published by an advocacy group that promotes decriminalization of drugs.
  • California creates first guidelines for prescribing psych meds to foster youth

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Three years after joining forces to address the alarming use of psychotropic medications in California's foster care system, a high-level group of health care officials, attorneys and public policy leaders on Friday unveiled a sweeping...

    California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty

    California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty
    Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus on Tuesday announced a package of legislation aimed at providing pay equity on the job, expanding access to child care, creating family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty....

    Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings

    Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings
    A state lawmaker has proposed to prohibit the use of criminal grand juries in California in cases of officer-involved shootings that result in the deaths of  suspects. The proposal by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) comes four months after a grand...

    Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

    Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes
    SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an...