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  • 'Gun violence restraining order' measure clears Legislature

    The Assembly gave final approval Friday to a measure that would temporarily remove firearms from potentially dangerous individuals. Lawmakers introduced the measure after the massacre near UC Santa Barbara, when a disturbed man killed six university...
  • Despite fractures among labor, paid sick days bill clears Legislature

    Despite fractures among labor, paid sick days bill clears Legislature
    A bill that would significantly expand working Californians' access to paid time off for sick leave cleared the Legislature early Saturday morning.  The measure by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) would require employers to give their workers...
  • Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

    After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Smartphone 'kill switch' bill clears California Assembly

    Lawmakers in the Assembly approved a measure Thursday to require smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" function that would allow owners to remotely deactivate them. The bill, by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would require all...
  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • Assembly budget leaders react with cautious optimism to Brown plan

    SACRAMENTO — The top Democrat and Republican on the California Assembly budget committee both reacted with cautious optimism to Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal Thursday, while calling for greater investments in their parties' divergent...
  • Metal-plating firm Electro-Forming charged in hazardous waste case

    A Northern California metal-plating business and its owner were charged Thursday with felony violations of state hazardous waste laws, including storing cyanide near acid in a way that could have triggered a deadly accident. Electro-Forming Co. and...
  • 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...