Civil right activist Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley home.
Juvenile records would automatically be sealed from public view after the offender has completed probation under SB1038 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.
If the California State Assembly gets its way, students in the 7th to 12th grades will learn about the racial significance of the election of President Obama in their social studies classes.
The state Assembly has approved a bill that gives county prosecutors the option of charging lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
A proposal from Supervisor Dave Cortese would raise the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County to $10 an hour, matching the new minimum wage recently approved by voters in San Jose.
Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.
Transgender students would have the right to use public school restrooms and participate on sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders under a bill approved Thursday in the California Assembly.
A bill working through the state Legislature would make California the first state to require insurers to cover fertility treatments for patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious diseases.
A California bill that would have limited undercover farm animal abuse investigations has been pulled by its author amid stiff and growing opposition.
California Democrats are taking aim at bullets with a number of proposals limiting ammunition purchases.