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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...
  • 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......
  • Atty. Gen. Harris says federal deportation program goes too far

     
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris says a federal program whose goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes has made illegal immigrants fearful of cooperating with police, even when they were the victims....
  • Lawmaker wants to change Proposition 13

     
    A California lawmaker wants to change Proposition 13 to boost funding for public education and other programs....
  • Congressional representatives urge Brown to sign immigration bill

    SACRAMENTO -- Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. The representatives -- all Democrats,...
  • 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...
  • 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 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....