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  • Lawmaker seeks to slow San Francisco tenant displacement

    SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation Monday that would modify state law in order to dissuade real estate speculators in San Francisco from displacing long-term tenants from rent-controlled units. The proposed changes to the...
  • Measure to block transgender student law fails to make ballot

    Measure to block transgender student law fails to make ballot
    SACRAMENTO -- A measure to block California's transgender students rights law failed to qualify for the November ballot Monday, according to the secretary of state's office. The referendum would have repealed a law passed last year that requires...
  • Mendocino County D.A. takes a new approach to marijuana cases

    Mendocino County D.A. takes a new approach to marijuana cases
    When David Eyster took over as Mendocino County district attorney, felony marijuana prosecutions were overwhelming his staff and straining the public coffers. With hundreds of cases active at any one time, taking an average 15 months to resolve, there...
  • Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?

    Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?
    Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law." Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...
  • The effort to reform Proposition 13 advances, by a very tiny step

    It's not always politics that makes strange bedfellows, but urgency. That's what's driving the sudden popularity of an effort to reform Proposition 13 by eliminating what has long been one of its most flagrant loopholes for commercial property owners. ...
  • Lack of leadership a big obstacle in updating Prop. 13

    SACRAMENTO — Are California voters ready yet to change Proposition 13 so that all corporations pay their fair share of property taxes? A new nonpartisan poll indicates they might be. But a better, more relevant question is whether any state...
  • Assembly wades into L.A.-Central Valley feud on human waste disposal

    SACRAMENTO -- Treated waste exported from Los Angeles and other counties into the Central Valley would be subject to additional testing under a bil approved by the Assembly on Thursday. The measure, by Assemblyman Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield), is...
  • For Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, liberal causes are no joke

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Ammiano used to tell a joke about blood. This was in the early 1980s, years before he became a politician, and AIDS was just beginning to terrorize San Francisco. Ammiano, then a gay activist and stand-up comic, riffed off...
  • 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-...
  • Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole

    Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole
    An unlikely duo of Democratic Assembly members -- one a business-friendly moderate, the other a stalwart of the far left -- will unveil a proposal Tuesday to close one of most notorious, and legal, tax loopholes associated with Proposition 13. And they'...
  • Howard Jarvis group won't oppose bill to close Prop. 13 loophole

    Howard Jarvis group won't oppose bill to close Prop. 13 loophole
    The staunchest defender of California's politically untouchable property-tax initiative, Proposition 13, has tacitly approved a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., the...