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Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Consider Anti-Gun Violence Restraining Order

The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence restraining order. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s bill is modeled after California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.

08/19/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For Vote

The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.

08/07/2014

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California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On Welfare

A California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.

08/06/2014

Rick Welts. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Warriors Exec Rick Welts, Actor George Takei Honored By California Legislature For LGBT Pride Month

Former “Star Trek” actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

06/23/2014

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California Lawmakers Reject Warning Labels For Sugary Drinks

A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

06/17/2014

(L-R) Catharine Baker, Tim Sbranti, Steve Glazer (Baker Campaign/CBS)

Steve Glazer Fails To Stay In East Bay Assembly Dist. 16 Race

In one of the highest-spending elections in the state, Democrat Steve Glazer failed to stay in the race for the East Bay’s 16th Assembly District leaving Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti set to challenge Republican attorney Catharine Baker, who kept a firm lead over all three her opponents, for the coveted seat in November.

06/04/2014

(L-R) Catharine Baker, Tim Sbranti, Steve Glazer (Baker Campaign/CBS)

Republican Baker Leads In East Bay Assembly Dist. 16; Sbranti Edging Glazer For 2nd Spot

In one of the highest-spending elections in the state, Republican Catharine Baker held a firm lead over three Democratic opponents for the East Bay 16th Assembly District race.

06/03/2014

Democrats Steve Glazer (left) and Tim Sbranti are competing to represent the 16th District in the Assembly. (CBS)

Business, Labor Spend Millions In Battle For East Bay Assembly Seat

The battle lines are drawn in a hotly contested Assembly race in the East Bay. With less than one week, two powerful special interest groups are dividing Democrats.

05/28/2014

A mother breastfeeds her baby. (Maurizio Brambatti/AFP/Getty Images)

State Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Lactation Rooms In Large California Airports

The state Assembly has passed a bill requiring large airports to make accommodations for traveling mothers to pump breast milk.

05/28/2014

Downtown San Rafael (City of San Rafael)

Marin County Closer To Becoming Exception To California Affordable Housing Laws

Marin’s heated debate over how and where to comply with state mandates on affordable housing could soon be a thing of the past as a new bill moves through the legislature that would make parts of the County the only area in the state exempt from affordable housing mandates.

05/21/2014

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