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  • New California Assembly privacy panel is 'the key committee to watch'

    SACRAMENTO — One of the Assembly's hottest tickets this legislative session may be a seat on the new Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) this month created the panel to deal with the growing threat to...
  • California won't pay overtime to home aides after judge's order

    California won't pay overtime to home aides after judge's order
    California will not pay overtime to home aides who care for the state's elderly and disabled after a judge overturned a federal regulation requiring it, officials announced last week. By not paying overtime and some related benefits, the state stands to...
  • Bill to ban orca shows at SeaWorld will not be reintroduced this year

    Bill to ban orca shows at SeaWorld will not be reintroduced this year
    A bill in the California Legislature to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, tabled last year for further study, will not be reintroduced this year. The bill's author, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), confirmed Friday that he would...
  • Illegal ivory for sale in California has doubled in 8 years, study says

    An expert investigating illegal African ivory trafficking found that as much as 90% of the ivory he examined in Los Angeles markets and stores was illegal under state law. He found similar numbers in San Francisco and concluded that the proportion of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown sworn in for record fourth term; calls for state to use more renewable energy

    As he was sworn in for a record fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown charted an ambitious new goal on Monday for California in its fight against climate change, challenging the nation's most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the...
  • California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget

    California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers. The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen...
  • California leaders vow to continue climate change action

    California leaders vow to continue climate change action
    California's political leaders pledged Monday to advance the state's landmark laws on climate change and fend off challenges from opponents such as oil companies. "We're just at the beginning," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "There's still lots of skeptics...
  • Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute

    Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute
    In a victory for public beach access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, to remove all signs banning surfing and to unlock a gate to the pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands...
  • Surfers regain access to Malibu's Paradise Cove; pier to be unlocked

    Surfers regain access to Malibu's Paradise Cove; pier to be unlocked
    In a victory for public access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, remove all signs banning surfing and unlock a gate to the beach's pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission...
  • In a bipartisan holiday mood, legislators get down to (some) business

    With children in tow, state lawmakers gathered for a moment of bipartisan good cheer last week. Democrats and Republicans alike hugged and backslapped, got themselves sworn in and offered a few clues about the issues ahead. By the end of Day One, they...
  • Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes

    Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes
    The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it. The UC regents voted in November to increase...