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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Legislature OKs bill to let noncitizens serve on California juries

    SACRAMENTO — Legal immigrants who are not American citizens would be able to serve on juries in California under a bill that lawmakers sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. The measure joins a proposal already on the governor's desk that would...
  • 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...
  • Sacramento to host California's final fracking workshop

     
    California environmental officials will host a public meeting on hydraulic fracturing in Sacramento next week, capping a months-long series of workshops aimed at shaping regulations for the controversial method of oil extraction. The meeting will take...
  • California regulators to host public forum on fracking

     
    California oil regulators will hold their final public meeting on hydraulic fracturing in Sacramento on Wednesday, capping a months-long series of workshops aimed at shaping rules for the controversial method of oil extraction. The meeting is set for 7...