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  • Bill could limit condoms as evidence of prostitution

    Bill could limit condoms as evidence of prostitution
    SACRAMENTO -- Condoms could become harder to introduce as evidence in prostitution cases under legislation approved by the Assembly on Friday. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would require prosecutors to show a judge...
  • Voters split on transgender proposal, poll says

    SACRAMENTO -- Californians are about evenly divided on a proposal that would require schools to allow transgender students to participate in sports and use bathrooms based on their gender identity and not their sex, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los...
  • Long lines for gay marriage in California

    Long lines for gay marriage in California
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The first full day of gay marriages in California since the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex nuptials in the state brought lines to San Francisco City Hall and a festive mood to the city on gay pride weekend. But there...
  • Anti-deportation bill advances as immigrants rally

    Anti-deportation bill advances as immigrants rally
    SACRAMENTO -- Undocumented immigrants rallied in the Capitol on Tuesday to support legislation aimed at reducing deportations, as California lawmakers continued tweaking the bill in hopes of winning Gov. Jerry Brown's support. The measure (AB 4),...
  • 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....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown OKs training in LGBT issues for foster parents

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring foster parents and other care givers to undergo training in "cultural competency and sensitivity" regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth....
  • Brown rejects expanding media access to prisons

     
    There is a parade of journalists these days passing through California's hard-core Pelican Bay State Prison, home to the state's most violent and dangerous inmates. But the wing that reporters most want to see -- and the inmates whom they......