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  • 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.
  • California mulls bill to 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 advanced in California on Wednesday, one of several gun control measures up for votes in the last week of the state's legislative...

    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
    California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants....

    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...

    Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...