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Bill Would Give Parents Control Of Personal Information On Networking Sites

The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow parents to remove their children’s personal information from social networking sites.

05/03/2013

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

California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline Looms

With Gov. Jerry Brown refusing to sign off on their plan, Democratic leaders say they are working on two tracks to pass a budget and continue negotiations with the governor on welfare cuts.

06/15/2012

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

Watsonville Assemblyman Proposes To Girlfriend During Session

First-term Democratic lawmaker Luis Alejo of Watsonville surprised his girlfriend during Monday’s floor session when he took the microphone and proposed as his Assembly colleagues looked on.

05/07/2012

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California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National Guard

By some estimates, the unemployment rate of returning National Guard men and women is 5 – 10% higher than the state average. In some units, half of all returning soldiers cannot find work.

04/02/2012

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (State of California)

East Bay Assemblywoman Charged With Shoplifting At Union Square

State assemblywoman Mary Hayashi of Castro Valley has been accused of stealing nearly $2,500 worth of merchandise from a San Francisco department store.

CBS San Francisco–10/28/2011

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California Assembly Bans Caffeine-Laced Beer Drinks

The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit beer laced with caffeine, joining other states that have banned beverages that critics say are aimed at young drinkers and make it easy to drink too much.

CBS San Francisco–07/11/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In Arrests

Democrats in California’s Assembly joined other states Thursday in questioning the federal system that uses fingerprints to check the immigration status of people picked up by police.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

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California Assembly Bans Open Carrying Of Unloaded Guns

The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that pitted gun rights proponents against chiefs of police.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011

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

Free Ride Ends For California Lawmakers

A state panel has slashed the amount of money California taxpayers will spend to keep legislators on the road.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/14/2011

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent. (CBS)

California Illegal Immigration Bills Die In Committee

A state legislative committee has rejected a Republican lawmaker’s bills targeting illegal immigration in California.

CBS San Francisco–04/05/2011