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People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Sonoma County Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect; Statewide Ban Bill Sits On Governor’s Desk

Sonoma County joins the growing list of jurisdictions in the State of California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban went into effect on Monday.

09/01/2014

A passerby stops to take a picture of damage to the Napa post office following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa County Schools Closed As Earthquake Damage Assessment Is Underway; Kids Not Left Behind

There have been three emergency declarations as a result of the Sunday morning’s earthquake that shook wine country. The state’s Office of Emergency Services is working with FEMA to assess damage and school’s are closed, but kids haven’t been left behind.

08/25/2014

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Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

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California Bill Banning Confederate Flag Merchandise Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Gift shops in California may soon have to get rid of some extra inventory if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that would ban the state from displaying or selling merchandise with the Confederate flag.

08/22/2014

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Bill Encouraging Alternative To Expelling Students For Willful Defiance Headed To Gov. Brown’s Desk

The state Senate has approved legislation that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.

08/19/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force Meets With SF Public Utilities Commission

Members of Governor Browns’ interagency Drought Task Force came to San Francisco Monday to meet with local government officials to learn more about efforts to respond to the drought.

08/11/2014

A composite image from the mugshots.com website shows a photo removal application along with suspects' mugshots. (www.mugshots.com)

California Bill Would Ban ‘Extortion’ By Mugshot Websites Seeking Payment To Remove Suspect Photos

A bill that would ban profit making off mugshots is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. There are at least 80 Internet companies that post mugshots and then offer to remove them for a price.

08/05/2014

Terminator robot 'T-800' (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Terminator: Genesis’ Filming at Oracle Headquarters

Filming of the upcoming action movie will occur overnight in Redwood City…

07/29/2014

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Mexican Immigrant-Stanford Law Professor Unlikely To Follow Conservative’s Footsteps As Newest State Supreme Court Nominee

California Governor Jerry Brown has nominated a Stanford Law School professor, Mexican immigrant and former advisor to President Obama on Immigration policy to the State Supreme Court.

07/22/2014

A sprinkler sprays water on a lawn at Golden Gate Park on January 29, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Approves Fines For Wasting Water After Report Shows Californians Using More Water, Not Conserving

California has approved fines for water wasting after a new report showed water customers in the state using more water, not less, amid calls for conservation.

07/15/2014

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