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California Debates Enhancing Parental Rights For Sperm Donors

The rights of California sperm donors were put into law 20 years ago. Now a Bay Area state legislator is involved in revising those rules with a new bill to be presented in Sacramento on Tuesday.

08/13/2013

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Brown Signs Bill Allowing Transgender Students To Use Either Restroom

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

08/12/2013

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In SF Speech, Supreme Court Justice Says Youth Need More Help To Study Law

In San Francisco Saturday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said the legal community isn’t doing enough to attract the country’s finest into its ranks.

08/11/2013

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

State Senate OKs New Regulations For Calif. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The measure is intended to restrict dispensaries that federal prosecutors say had grown out of control in California, where voters first supported legalizing cannabis to treat illness in 1996.

05/20/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Health Expert Warns Of Toxic Chemical In California Baby Products

Many parents who wouldn’t dream of exposing their babies to toxic chemicals may inadvertently be doing just that by purchasing nursing pillows and car seats that conform to California’s current flammability standard, according to Arlene Blum.

04/26/2013

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Animal Rights Group Sues Wine Country Restaurant For Breaking Foie Gras Ban

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has initiated legal action against La Toque, alleging that the Napa Valley restaurant is illegally selling the delicacy foie gras.

03/15/2013

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Gay Couples Offer Supreme Court Arguments For Full Marriage Equality

Gay and lesbian couples who are challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage said Thursday that the Constitution prohibits discrimination against them in the nation’s largest state or anywhere else in America.

02/21/2013

Weapons surrendered during a gun buyback program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Introduced To Require Liability Insurance For California Gun Owners

Democratic lawmakers introduced California legislation Tuesday that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance to cover the cost of any damage that may be caused by the weapon.

02/05/2013

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Bay Area Lawmaker Set To Reintroduce ‘Bullet Button’ Legislation

In the wake of the second deadliest massacre in U.S. history, a state senator from the Bay Area will reintroduce a bill that will plug what he calls a major loophole in California’s assault weapons ban.

01/11/2013

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New Law Sponsored By South Bay Rep. Forces Government To Fight Deadly Cancers

Flanked by the wife of the late actor and cancer victim Patrick Swayze, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo Wednesday celebrated the passage of a law that requires the federal government to fight harder against the most deadly cancers.

01/09/2013

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