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A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Residents Can’t Be Fined For Allowing Lawns To Turn Brown During Drought

The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week prohibits homeowner associations from penalizing residents who fail to water their lawns during the drought.

07/23/2014

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Bay Area Community College Students Want Schools To Offer 4-Year Degrees

About 300 college students from San Jose boarded buses Monday and traveled to Sacramento to urge lawmakers to favor a bill allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees, a spokesman said.

03/03/2014

Police at the scene where a body was found near the intersection of Audubon and Santee Drives, May 30, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Police Urged To Ask For CHP’s Help Amid Recent Violence

Following the murders of five people in San Jose last week, a state lawmaker is urging the San Jose Police Department to ask for additional help from the California Highway Patrol.

06/03/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose May Get CHP Assistance As Crime Wave Continues

A state assemblywoman representing the San Jose area said violence is becoming “out of control” in a letter to the city’s chief of police Tuesday on the heels of the city’s 30th homicide of the year.

08/21/2012

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

South Bay Lawmaker’s Facebook Privacy Bill Nears Passage

A bill in the California Assembly to ban employers from demanding access to a job applicant’s social media accounts has cleared a key committee, with little opposition expected when it goes for a vote.

05/03/2012

California State Capitol

California Lawmakers Keeping Schedules Private

The legislative committees that oversee the offices of California’s 120 state senators and Assembly members refused formal requests to release lawmakers’ daily calendars.

CBS San Francisco–05/04/2011

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