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Murder Suspect Elliot Rodger DOB 7/24/91

Isla Vista Massacre Prompts New California Gun Legislation Forcing Officers To Check Firearm Registration Records During Routine ‘Welfare Checks’

Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

06/11/2014

State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Legislators Opting To Vote In Capitol Building Hallways Instead Of On The Floor

Bills that could have a big impact on Bay Area residents have failed this week in the state Senate, including a proposal that would have strengthened the Ellis Act, as it applies to landlords in San Francisco.

05/29/2014

Bullet holes are seen in the window of the IV Deli Mart, one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. (Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Create Gun Violence Restraining Order, In Wake Of Isla Vista Rampage

The bill would let authorities confiscate guns from someone who threatens to commit violence, like the gunman in the massacre near UC Santa Barbara.

05/28/2014

A wine tasting bill passes California Assembly. (Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Underage College Students One Sip Closer To Tasting Wine In Class Thanks To State Bill

It would be legal for underage college students aspiring to be winemakers and brewers to taste what they produce under a bill approved by the state Assembly.

05/16/2014

Mark DeSaulnier

State Senator Targets CEO Super Salaries In Proposed Bill

California state senator Mark DeSaulnier, speaking with KPIX 5′s Phil Matier on Sunday, defended a proposed bill which would punish corporations that pay their chief executives more than a hundred times the median wage of their workers.

05/04/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

State Senators Explain Why Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Failed, KPIX 5 Reporter Robbed Of Device

State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.

04/25/2014

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List: California State Senators Who Voted ‘No’ On Smartphone Kill Switch Bill

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday.

04/25/2014

A man displays an Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone on February 25, 2014 in the French northern city of Lille. Apple said on February 24, 2014 it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails In State Senate

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday but could be revived later this spring.

04/24/2014

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Off On $687 Million Drought Plan For California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities.

03/01/2014

Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Hollywood Couple Leads Campaign To Protect Kids From Paparazzi

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard hopes to stop photographers from harassing children…

02/28/2014

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