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  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring cellphone 'kill switches'

    Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches'' on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft. A...
  • Legislative candidates hope to capitalize on corruption issue

    A trio of Democratic lawmakers, suspended from their posts and facing possible jail time on criminal charges, are star attractions in legislative races across California even though they're not running for reelection. Republicans are using the...
  • California courts Tesla for battery factory

    California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday. Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with...
  • Making retailers liable for damages from hacking

    SACRAMENTO — The recent hacking of customer data from Target Corp. computers is roiling the California Legislature. Last week, two members of the Assembly touted a bill to strengthen consumer safeguards and limit the type of information...
  • Target, Neiman Marcus will be no-shows at hearing on data breaches

    SACRAMENTO -- Two Assembly panels will convene next week to examine consumer data safety, but lawmakers won't be hearing from two companies that have been hit with recent high-profile security breaches. Lawmakers invited representatives of Target and...
  • In a 180, California proposes repealing food safety law requiring chefs to wear gloves

    In a 180, California proposes repealing food safety law requiring chefs to wear gloves
    The chair of California's Assembly Health Committee has proposed legislation to repeal the controversial new food safety law that requires chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while preparing food and drinks. According to a law that went into effect Jan....
  • Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...
  • Gov. Brown agrees: Jury duty is for citizens only

    Gov. Brown agrees: Jury duty is for citizens only
    Editorial writers have to state a position and back it up in just a few hundred words. Gov. Jerry Brown would make a pretty good editorial writer, as he demonstrated with Monday's veto message of a bill that would have extended jury duty to noncitizens....
  • Assembly backs proposal to allow non-citizens on California juries

    SACRAMENTO -- Legislation approved by the Assembly on Thursday would make California the first state to allow non-citizens to serve on juries as long as they are in the country legally.   The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont),...
  • Lawmakers to hold hearing on fracking

     
    State lawmakers will hold a hearing next month to examine the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in California. Unlike other major oil-producing states, California does not require energy firms to disclose where they use the...
  • Jerry Brown signs restrictions on Buy Here Pay Here used-car lots

     
    Gov. Brown signs bills regulating Buy Here Pay Here used-car dealers...
  • State Legislature to tackle immigration, fracking in new session

     
    State lawmakers were sworn in to a reshaped Legislature on Monday, with Democrats holding historic two-thirds supermajorities in both houses and the party's leaders calling for investment in public education and infrastructure after years of fiscal...