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A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Stockton On Verge Of Becoming Largest City To Enter Bankruptcy

Stockton leaders have approved a series of emergency fiscal steps they hope will allow the city to avoid bankruptcy.



Berkeley Steel Workers File Lawsuit Over Lunch Breaks

The lawsuit claims that the company is not giving employees a lunch break within the first five hours of their shift, which is required by California law.


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New Law Changes California’s Booster Seat Rule

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, children are required to be strapped into booster seats, until the age of 8. Previously, booster seats were mandated only for kids until they reached age 6 or 60 lbs., whichever came first.


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Feds Order California Pot Dispensaries To Shut Down

Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state’s 15-year-old medical marijuana law.


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New California Law Prevents Repeat Violators From Using Traffic School As An Out

Offenses will now be recorded as convictions and then “masked” after completion of traffic school. But, show up in court again and the court will have a record of your violation history.


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Feb 1st Brings Stricter Gun Laws To California

Beginning February 1st, gun dealers in California who sell handgun ammunition will have to get more information from customers.


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Tough New California Law Targets Habitual Drunk Drivers

Gov. Schwarzenegger signed legislation this week that would revoke the driver’s license of anybody repeatedly caught driving under the influence in California.


Calif. Bill Would Require Ski Helmets for Minors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Parents could be fined up to $25 if they fail to outfit their children with helmets on California’s ski slopes under a bill passed by the Assembly.


Violent Video Game Law Headed for U.S. Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) A California law that bars the sale or rental of excessively violent video games to children is headed for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court later this year.