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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A San Francisco strip club is suing Oracle after one of its employees ran up a massive bill on a company credit card – and Oracle refused to pay the bill.
The state Legislature has passed a bill intended to speed and streamline the process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct, despite the opinion of some that the measure should be improved, possibly next year.
State lawmakers will take their annual recess in less than two weeks, at the end of the work day Sept. 13. And, with that date looming, the push was on in Sacramento to deal with hundreds of pending bills.