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Antioch City Council Votes To Ban Feeding Of Stray Cats

Animal advocates were left disappointed Tuesday after the Antioch city council approved a new ordinance that outlaws feeding abandoned cats on public property.

04/09/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Lemon Law King’ Files Suit Against Tesla

Wisconsin’s self-proclaimed “lemon law king” filed a lawsuit Monday against direct-order car maker Tesla Motors, accusing the company of refusing to give a Franklin doctor a refund on a defective electric sedan that cost nearly $100,000.

04/08/2014

Leland Yee arrives at the San Francisco Federal Building in custody. (CBS)

Embattled Senator Yee May Claim He’s A Victim Of Entrapment

Supporters of State Senator Leland Yee say the FBI used entrapment to lure him into alleged criminal wrongdoing, but should he use that as his defense?

03/29/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.

03/03/2014

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Federal Judge Says 2 California Laws Are Unconstitutional

A federal judge says two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they improperly change the punishment for crimes committed before the laws came into effect.

03/02/2014

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In California

It’s long been a public health debate about whether it’s good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.

02/24/2014

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State Senator Pushing To End English-Only Instruction In California Schools

A state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.

02/24/2014

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American Flags Made In China Now Banned In U.S. Military

Soldiers carry them into battle, fly them high over foreign bases, and triumphantly carry them in processions, but those stars and stripes, until now, have often been made in China.

02/19/2014

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Judge Recommends Law License Suspension For Drunk-Driving, Badge-Flashing SF Prosecutor

A State Bar of California judge has recommended a two-year suspension of the law license of a former San Francisco prosecutor who has three convictions for driving under the influence and who tried to use his badge to avoid arrest.

02/18/2014

Mojitos require the use of several "ready-to-eat" food items. (Sophia's Thai Kitchen)

Bartenders: Would You Like Latex With Your Lime? Glove Law Impacts Drinks, Food

A newly-implemented California law has chefs steaming over protocol requiring them to wear gloves while preparing certain foods, but it could shake things up even more for bartenders in the golden state.

01/15/2014

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