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  • Around Town: Citizen of Year banquet is Friday in Newport

    Around Town: Citizen of Year banquet is Friday in Newport
    Jack and Nancy Skinner will be honored as Citizens of the Year at a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night at the Balboa Bay Resort.
  • Governor OKs temporary gun seizures from people judged to be a danger

    Four months after a disturbed man killed six UC Santa Barbara students and wounded 13 others, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people determined by the courts to be a threat to themselves or...

    Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....

    A silver lining from the Isla Vista tragedy: New power to take guns from the unstable

    A silver lining from the Isla Vista tragedy: New power to take guns from the unstable
    The pro-gun crowd will be foaming, but Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law AB 1014, by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that will let family members or police seek a court order to temporarily remove lawfully owned weapons from the home of...

    Plan to disburse climate change funds challenged by Bay Area officials

     Plan to disburse climate change funds challenged by Bay Area officials
    Bay Area public officials are challenging a state plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to fight climate change by cleaning the air in some of California's poorest and most polluted communities, most of which are in Southern California. The...