East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job TrainingState Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.
State Of California Stiffs Bird Rescuers With Bill Over Mystery GooInternational Bird Rescue in Fairfield says the State of California will not reimburse them for the money they spent cleaning up hundreds of birds injured during the recent “mystery goo” spill in the Bay.
Bill To Ban High-Capacity Ammo Magazines Dies In State LegislatureA proposal that would have banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets has died in the state Legislature.
2012 Chevron Refinery Fire Ignites New Legislative EffortsTwo East Bay lawmakers have introduced bills in Sacramento meant to address issues that they say came up following last year's Chevron Refinery fire.
California Lawmakers Consider Range Of Gun Control MeasuresCalifornia lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases, proposals that would add to state regulations already among the toughest in the nation.
ConsumerWatch: Recycling Plan Proposed To Curb Mattress DumpingHer solution is a bill that would force mattress makers and sellers to help get them off the streets. The bill would require them to pick-up the old mattresses or contribute $25 for each mattress sold to a special fund.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Keep San Pablo Hospital AfloatMoments before a midnight legislative deadline Sunday night, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to help keep a Contra Costa County hospital’s doors open for years to come.
Berkeley State Senator Withdraws Bill To Repeal Death PenaltySenator Loni Hancock on Thursday withdrew her bill to replace the death penalty with prison without the possibility of parole before the legislation could come up for a vote.
California Bill To Abolish Death Penalty Moves ForwardThe state's Assembly Public Safety Committee has voted in favor of a bill that would get rid of the death penalty in California.
East Bay Lawmaker’s Bill Would Abolish California Death PenaltyState Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, is introducing legislation Monday that would replace the death penalty in California with permanent imprisonment.
Berkeley Senator Drafts Bill To Abolish Death PenaltyState Senator Loni Hancock is looking to end the death penalty in California, but victim's families are irate over the proposed legislation.