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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...
  • California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget

    California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget
    The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies. The spending plan -- which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...
  • Isla Vista shootings spark new gun legislation in New Jersey

    Isla Vista shootings spark new gun legislation in New Jersey
    A longtime state senator and former New Jersey governor, Richard Codey, said the Isla Vista shootings that left six students dead last month have led him to introduce a bill that would allow firearms to be temporarily seized from gun owners who are proved...
  • Budget committee prepares to wrap up work

    Budget committee prepares to wrap up work
    With closed-door negotiations bearing fruit, the joint budget committee is expected to meet Wednesday afternoon to nail down more details on state spending. “We’ll get through most of it," Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who is...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
  • More guns don't make for a safer society

    More guns don't make for a safer society
    A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move. The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife. She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill protecting consumers' online reviews

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill protecting consumers' online reviews
    Californians offering online opinions or reviews of businesses will have new legal protection under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure by Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) aims to crack down on retailers seeking to stop...