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Subscribers Warned Of Massive ‘Renewal’ Bills From Third Party Companies

Consumer advocates are advising newspaper and magazine subscribers to disregard official-looking renewal notices from unauthorized billing companies. The third-party companies usually charge well above the publisher’s regular price for a subscription renewal.

09/29/2014

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New California Law Requires Most Employers To Provide Sick Days For Workers

California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sickdays each year.

09/10/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (CBS graphic)

U.S. Senator Feinstein Pushes Cyber-Security Bill; Civil Liberties Activists Say It’s Flawed

Senator Dianne Feinstein is urging Silicon Valley leaders to call their congressional representatives to express their support for her cyber-security bill, which is facing opposition from privacy advocates.

09/05/2014

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Bill To Protect K-12 Students’ Online Records Passes State Legislature

California’s state legislature passed a bill whose goal is to protect K-12 students from marketers and identity thieves, which is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

09/01/2014

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Ban On Warrantless Drone Use By Law Enforcement Passes California State Senate

The California State Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would, in most cases, require law enforcement and other government agencies to get a warrant before gathering information with an unmanned aircraft.

08/27/2014

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Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Gov. Brown Opens Door For State’s Doggy Diners

Dogs and their owners may now be legally allowed to chow down together at restaurants in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday.

08/22/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Plan To Impose Sexual Consent Standard At California Universities Up For Vote In Sacramento

The California State Assembly is expected to vote on legislation this month that would require colleges that receive state funds for student assistance to adopt an “affirmative consent standard” as part of their sexual assault policies in determining allegations from a complainant.

08/11/2014

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

A screenshot of the UberPool beta. (CBS)

Uber To Test New Service That Allows Riders To Split Bill When Traveling To Similar Destinations

UberPool would allow customers to share a ride and split the cost when traveling along a similar route.

08/06/2014

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