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  • Gov. Brown toughens rules on senior residential care facilities

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday approved sweeping new rules for residential care facilities aimed at protecting senior citizens from substandard conditions. The governor approved nine bills that his office said in a statement are meant to "protect the health and safety of seniors residing in assisted living facilities across the state."
  • California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some...

    California Senate approves four-year degrees at community colleges

    With universities less accessible to many students, the state Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would allow California community colleges to offer four-year degrees in up to 15 campuses. Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego)...

    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...