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  • California law aims to protect rights of sperm donors, surrogates

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A bill aimed at protecting the parental and adoptive rights of non-traditional families in California was sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday in an effort to close gaps in a state law that have led to at least one high-...
  • California legislators shelve state licensing for medical pot shops

    Lawmakers on Thursday shelved plans to require state licenses for medical marijuana shops and condom use by adult film actors, among dozens of other measures. They also halted a plan that would have closed a loophole in Proposition 13, the state's...
  • Bay Area officials approve suicide-prevention nets for Golden Gate Bridge

    Bay Area officials approve suicide-prevention nets for Golden Gate Bridge
    Bay Area officials approved a $76-million package Friday to fund suicide-prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile-long span against...
  • Mendocino County D.A. takes a new approach to marijuana cases

    Mendocino County D.A. takes a new approach to marijuana cases
    When David Eyster took over as Mendocino County district attorney, felony marijuana prosecutions were overwhelming his staff and straining the public coffers. With hundreds of cases active at any one time, taking an average 15 months to resolve, there...
  • Bill to close Prop. 13 loophole clears Assembly

    Bill to close Prop. 13 loophole clears Assembly
    Assembly members approved a bill Thursday that would close a loophole associated with Proposition 13, the state's property tax law that for decades has been a political third rail. Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), a co-author of the bill, said...
  • State a step closer to minimum wage hike, paid sick leave

    Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers." Lawmakers also advanced a...
  • Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

    Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
  • Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.

    Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.
    Arie Shashou remembers simple pleasures from the decades spent in his Westside home: helping neighbors with small tasks; the daily chats with the former manager of the complex; the paintings that line the walls of his one-bedroom. "It was a happy time,"...
  • Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services

    Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services
    A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
  • Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole

    Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole
    An unlikely duo of Democratic Assembly members -- one a business-friendly moderate, the other a stalwart of the far left -- will unveil a proposal Tuesday to close one of most notorious, and legal, tax loopholes associated with Proposition 13. And they'...
  • Howard Jarvis group won't oppose bill to close Prop. 13 loophole

    Howard Jarvis group won't oppose bill to close Prop. 13 loophole
    The staunchest defender of California's politically untouchable property-tax initiative, Proposition 13, has tacitly approved a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., the...
  • Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?

    Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?
    Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law." Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...