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  • Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

    California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's cap-and-trade plans face opposition

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to borrow $500 million from cap-and-trade proceeds to cover general fund expenses has not been warmly welcomed in the Legislature. "It doesn’t really make sense," said Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) at a budget...

    Senate leader divvies up Calderon committee posts

    Senate leader divvies up Calderon committee posts
    SACRAMENTO -- Two months after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was stripped of all his committee assignments in the midst of an FBI probe, the Senate's leader recommended Monday that they be divvied up to other lawmakers for the coming year. Senate...

    Panel defeats bill banning public transit strikes

    SACRAMENTO -- A Republican measure that would have prohibited public transit workers from striking was rejected by a state Senate panel Monday with Democrats in opposition. Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) introduced SB 423 in...

    Yik Yak anonymous message board app causes uproar at schools

    Yik Yak anonymous message board app causes uproar at schools
    A smart phone app that allows users to post messages anonymously is coming under fire for fostering cyberbullying, leading to at least two juvenile arrests, school phone-use bans and several campus lockdowns. Scrutiny of the 4-month-old Yik Yak app ...