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  • Letters: Cannabis clash in California

    Re "New rules for medical pot," Editorial, March 12 Ispent more than 32 years as an officer with a local police department as well as an additional six years as a deputy district attorney with Los Angeles County. During those nearly four decades, a...
  • Lawmaker seeks to slow San Francisco tenant displacement

    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 The referendum would have repealed a law passed last year that requires...
  • Lack of leadership a big obstacle in updating Prop. 13

    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...
  • Oscar nominations for 'The Help' buoy housekeepers lobbying lawmakers

     
    The announcement that two actresses from the film "The Help" received Academy Awards nominations gave a timely boost to more than 300 domestic workers who traveled by buses to Sacramento to lobby for a new law to protect housekeepers and nannies....
  • California lawmakers OK plan to shift pot shop regulation to state

     
    A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved by the Assembly's Public Safety Committee....
  • California prisons object to expanding media access to inmates

     
    California prison officials are opposing legislation that would increase media access to inmates, saying it would cost too much money to facilitate interviews. In a letter dated Thursday, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the bill...
  • State lawmaker vows to push ahead on medical marijuana bill

     
    As the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a state lawmaker vowed to push forward on legislation that would establish statewide regulations on growing, transporting and selling medical pot....
  • Tony Scott scaled 18-foot fence in bridge jump

     
    Director Tony Scott suicide: The Vincent Thomas Bridge is California's third largest suspension bridge and towers 185 feet above the water, but suicides there are relatively rare, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said....