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New iPhone 5 Glitch: Unexpected Data Usage Charges

Some iPhone 5 users are getting hit with bigger bills for cellular network data usage when they think they are on a WiFi network.

10/02/2012

Jerry Brown talks on his cell phone after walking off of his gubernatorial campaign plane on November 1, 2010 in Santa Monica. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Vetoes Bill Banning Cellphone Disruption

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned agencies from disrupting cellphone service without a court order.

09/29/2012

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Organ Donation Becomes Part of California’s Curriculum

Students in the state’s public schools are about to get a lesson or two in organ and tissue donation.

09/28/2012

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

Bay Area Congresswoman Wants Online Sales Tax For All 50 States

Congresswoman Jackie Speier said the the state is losing $2 billion a year and the country is losing $23 billion in online sales tax revenue.

09/11/2012

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Marin County Town Pushing For California ‘Homeless Bill Of Rights’

A Marin County town is pushing the State Legislature to adopt a “Homeless Bill of Rights” similar to the one recently adopted in Rhode Island, according to San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch.

09/11/2012

Spot on Highway 17 near Los Gatos where woman died after being run over by a party bus that they she from following a fight on board.

New Law Makes Party Bus Operators More Accountable For Passenger Behavior

Operators of so-called “party buses” would bear legal responsibility for drinking by underage passengers under a bill that responds to several recent tragedies.

08/29/2012

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California Nears Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

The California State Assembly has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.

08/28/2012

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ConsumerWatch: AT&T Bills Keep Coming Despite Closed Account

A Sacramento mother who received monthly bills from AT&T after closing her account was told by the company it wasn’t sending a bill, even as they kept on coming.

07/06/2012

A truck loaded with used mattresses (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Recycling Plan Proposed To Curb Mattress Dumping

Her solution is a bill that would force mattress makers and sellers to help get them off the streets. The bill would require them to pick-up the old mattresses or contribute $25 for each mattress sold to a special fund.

04/24/2012

10 Ways To Cancer-Proof Your Breasts

Bay Area Legislator Looks To Improve Breast Cancer Detection

California Senator Joe Simitian’s proposal addresses dense breast tissue that reads white on a mammogram and blocks a good, clean reading. Cancer and other abnormalities could be overlooked.

04/01/2012

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