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  • California Assembly votes to strengthen law protecting sexually abused students

    California Assembly votes to strengthen law protecting sexually abused students
    State lawmakers voted Monday to close a loophole that allowed the Los Angeles school district last year to avoid penalties in a lawsuit involving a 14-year-old student who said she was sexually assaulted by a teacher.
  • Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that removes the word "lynching" from California law. The Democratic governor announced he signed the bill by Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat, on Thursday. Mitchell took up the issue after a...

    Gov. Brown signs measure striking 'lynching' charge from California law

    Gov. Brown signs measure striking 'lynching' charge from California law
    A bill to strike a controversial reference to lynching from California's criminal code was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. Since 1933, California law characterized the act of taking a person from lawful police custody as "lynching."...

    California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest

    When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. They charged her with felony lynching. No one...

    Legislature approves revised budget, sends it to Gov. Jerry Brown

    Legislature approves revised budget, sends it to Gov. Jerry Brown
    California lawmakers passed a new budget Friday that would increase spending on government services for the poor and make a range of policy changes intended to address the drought and improve police accountability. The changes would allow faster...