Nancy Skinner

Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Consider Anti-Gun Violence Restraining Order

The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence restraining order. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s bill is modeled after California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.

08/19/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts

Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.

08/11/2014

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California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage

California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

08/04/2014

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

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

California Bills Aim To Help Young Offenders Seal Criminal Records

Juvenile records would automatically be sealed from public view after the offender has completed probation under SB1038 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.

05/26/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Bill To End Backlog Of Rape Kit DNA Testing Passes Assembly Committee

A bill by a Berkeley Assemblywoman that would provide timeframes for testing rape kits and entering the information into a national DNA database was unanimously approved by an Assembly committee Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay Lawmaker

An unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.

01/21/2014

Former South African President Nelson Ma

Bay Area Mourns Mandela’s Death, 1990 Oakland Visit Remembered

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95, more than two decades after he visited Oakland as part of a U.S. tour to rally support for anti-apartheid efforts.

12/05/2013

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Berkeley Lawmaker’s Gun Control Bill Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Assembly Bill 48, which passed by a vote of 43-30, also would make it illegal to buy large-capacity magazines that allow people to fire multiple bullets quickly without reloading.

09/12/2013

An artist's rendition of the new arena for the Golden State Warriors at Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. (Snøhetta & AECOM)

California Lawmakers Consider Proposals On Warriors, Kings Arenas

One proposal would assist the Golden State Warriors in their plan to move the team from Oakland to a possible waterfront arena in San Francisco, a move that has drawn the ire of East Bay lawmakers upset at jobs moving away.

09/05/2013

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