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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

AT&T bills (CBS)

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

Samuel P Taylor State Park

Marin Lawmaker Pushing Alternative To California Park Closures

Several dozen state parks are scheduled for closure throughout the state in 2012. But a state assemblyman from San Rafael has introduced a bill to stop that from happening.

02/10/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E To Allow SmartMeter Opt Outs

In a major concession to SmartMeter opponents, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed allowing customers to keep their old analog meters, and not switch to a SmartMeter, for a fee.

12/20/2011

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Gov. Brown Signs Ban On Shark Fin Trade

California’s governor has signed a bill banning the sale, trade or possession of shark fins, joining several other states in trying to protect the dwindling shark population.

10/07/2011

A pair of Oracle Racing AC45's skippered by Russell Coutts, left, and James Spithill, right, make their way toward the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP)

Bill Signing Puts Wind In Sails Of SF America’s Cup Plans

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that officials said will allow San Francisco to finance waterfront improvements in preparation for the 2013 America’s Cup.

09/23/2011

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