State Assembly

When You Can Expect To See Waldo Tunnel Renamed After Robin WilliamsAlmost a year after his death, the rainbow tunnel that connects San Francisco with Marin County will soon be named after actor and comedian Robin Williams.
Plan To Rename Tunnel After Robin Williams Passes State AssemblyThe bill by Assemblyman Marc Levine now heads to the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant PartsThe ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA's Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.
Committee Passes Phone Anti-Theft, Kill-Switch Measure—Heads To Full State Assembly A measure that would force smartphones sold in California to include a kill switch to try to stop the epidemic of phone thefts is now headed to the full state Assembly.
African-American Campaign Volunteers Claim Racial Profiling During East Bay CanvassingSome African-American campaign workers going door-to-door in the East Bay may be victims of racial profiling.
Unions Spending Big To Defeat ‘Ban BART Strike’ Politician In State Assembly Run Last year’s Bay Area Rapid Transit strikes are a central issue in one Bay Area election this year, as State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer faces an unlikely opponent for democrats, organized labor.
California Lawmakers Want Textbooks To Highlight President Obama’s Civil Rights Significance If the California State Assembly gets its way, students in the 7th to 12th grades will learn about the racial significance of the election of President Obama in their social studies classes.
Bill Would Give Parents Control Of Personal Information On Networking SitesThe state Senate has passed a bill that would allow parents to remove their children's personal information from social networking sites.
California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline LoomsWith 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.
Watsonville Assemblyman Proposes To Girlfriend During SessionFirst-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.
California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National GuardBy 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.
East Bay Assemblywoman Charged With Shoplifting At Union SquareState assemblywoman Mary Hayashi of Castro Valley has been accused of stealing nearly $2,500 worth of merchandise from a San Francisco department store.

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