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Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist And Friend Of Malcom X, Dies At 92 In Berkeley

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.

06/05/2014

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

California Bills Aim To Help Young Offenders Seal Criminal Records

Juvenile records would automatically be sealed from public view after the offender has completed probation under SB1038 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.

05/26/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on climate change on June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Want Textbooks To Highlight President Obama’s Civil Rights Significance

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.

04/25/2014

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Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Prosecutor Discretion On Drug Offenses

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.

09/04/2013

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Santa Clara County Considers Minimum Wage Hike

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.

06/01/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

California Bill To Raise Minimum Wage Passes In Assembly; Goes Before Senate

Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.

05/30/2013

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California Assembly OKs Accommodations For Transgender Students

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.

05/09/2013

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Fertility Treatments To Be Covered Under California Assembly Bill

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.

04/30/2013

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California Bill Limiting Undercover Investigations Of Farm Animal Abuse Pulled

A California bill that would have limited undercover farm animal abuse investigations has been pulled by its author amid stiff and growing opposition.

04/17/2013

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Melissa Griffin: California Lawmakers Focus On Proposed Ammo Regulations

California Democrats are taking aim at bullets with a number of proposals limiting ammunition purchases.

04/08/2013

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