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A sign at an Ellis Act eviction protest in San Francisco, California. (CBS)

Ellis Act Legislation By State Senator Mark Leno Of San Francisco Passes Senate

The measure passed after a few tweaks by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco. It heads to the Assembly this summer.

05/29/2014

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

A wine tasting bill passes California Assembly. (Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Underage College Students One Sip Closer To Tasting Wine In Class Thanks To State Bill

It would be legal for underage college students aspiring to be winemakers and brewers to taste what they produce under a bill approved by the state Assembly.

05/16/2014

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

Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California Senate

A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches” passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.

05/08/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

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Tossed San Mateo Test Scores Inspire 2014 ‘There Oughta Be A Law’ Bill

A new law is being proposed in California, after hundreds of advanced placement test scores were invalidated due to testing irregularities at Mills High School in Millbrae.

01/24/2014

KPIX 5's Christin Ayers is shown a sweepstakes game at an internet cafe. A customer buys internet time to use and in exchange they are rewarded with a chance to win cash. (CBS)

Lawmaker Pushing To Ban California Internet Gambling Cafes

They look suspiciously like illegal casinos: Computer cafes where you can take your chances on winning cash. Now, one lawmaker is cracking down, proposing a ban that could wipe them out for good.

01/08/2014

A mystery do-gooder left hefty tips at two San Francisco restaurants. (CBS)

Mystery Do-Gooder Leaving Hefty Tips At Bay Area Restaurants

A mystery do-gooder who has been leaving large, generous tips at eateries and bars throughout the country stopped by at least two San Francisco restaurants in the past two months.

12/04/2013

Police escort leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman after they arrest the Riddler as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Batkid Day Costs San Francisco $105,000

Much of the bill came from the big San Francisco Civic Center finale, where 5-year-old Miles Scott was given a key to the city.

11/20/2013

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Phil Matier: California’s Transgender Rights For Kids Under Fire

A conservative coalition is seeking to overturn a recently passed law that gives transgendered students certain rights in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law, that lets transgender students use either the boys or girls restroom and lets them play on whichever sports team they feel most comfortable on, in September.

11/12/2013

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