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Leland Yee Renews Call For ‘Bullet Button’ Loophole Law

A California lawmaker has said he will introduce legislation aimed at strengthening the state’s restrictions on gun ownership in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

12/17/2012

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Judge Refuses To Block California Gay Therapy Ban

For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations of gay minors.

12/04/2012

A woman takes a photo of a group of naked men at the 20th Annual Folsom Street Fair September 28, 2003 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

SF Supervisor Proposes New Fines For Public Nudity, Mayor Approves

At Tuesday afternoon’s board meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed to prohibit the display of genitals and buttocks in plazas and parklets in the city, as well as on sidewalks, streets and public transit.

10/02/2012

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Sentiment Growing To Repeal Death Penalty, 3-Strikes in California

Two aspects of California’s criminal justice system are on November’s ballot: the death penalty and three strikes law. Historically endorsed by overwhelming margins, public opinion appears to be shifting in favor of repealing both laws.

09/17/2012

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Oakland Repeals 82-Year Old Ban On Dance Marathons

Oakland residents can literally dance all night to celebrate the end of a law dating back to the Great Depression.

07/23/2012

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French Official Calls For Boycott Of California Wines

California’s recently-enacted ban on foie gras has prompted a French agricultural official to urge his countrymen to boycott wines from the Golden State, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

07/12/2012

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Supreme Court Upholds President’s Health Care Law

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.

06/28/2012

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Harris Praises Supreme Court’s Immigration Ruling

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is praising Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down several parts of a controversial Arizona immigration law enacted in 2010.

06/25/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawyer Who Advocated Occupying Foreclosed Homes May Be Disbarred

A California attorney who achieved national notoriety for advising clients to break into and reoccupy their foreclosed homes is facing the loss of his law license.

06/21/2012

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California Proposal Would Create Fines For Calling, Texting On A Bike

A bill up for debate in the California Senate Transportation Committee would make bike riders subject to fines similar to those imposed on drivers who are caught using a mobile device behind the wheel.

04/24/2012

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