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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. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will include a no-host cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, a...
  • Governor OKs temporary gun seizures from people judged to be a danger

    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

    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...
  • Lawmakers seek 'gun violence restraining order' after UCSB slayings

    Lawmakers seek 'gun violence restraining order' after UCSB slayings
    Last weekend's mass killing near UC Santa Barbara has spurred action in Sacramento, with lawmakers announcing Tuesday that they are seeking a new route to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from owning or buying guns. The measure, by...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections

    Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections
    California's tax revenues will rebound more strongly than Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan predicts, according to the Legislature's top budget advisor, a finding Democratic lawmakers are expected to seize on to challenge the governor's continuing call for...
  • Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California

    Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California
    California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
  • Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services

    Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services
    A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
  • New California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins inaugurated

    New California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins inaugurated
    The state Assembly will now be led with a Southern twang, after Appalachian-born Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, was inaugurated as speaker Monday. In an afternoon ceremony in the Assembly chambers, complete with a gospel choir, she was sworn in...