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State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

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.

06/24/2014

State Assembly candidate Clarence Hunt. (CBS)

African-American Campaign Volunteers Claim Racial Profiling During East Bay Canvassing

Some African-American campaign workers going door-to-door in the East Bay may be victims of racial profiling.

06/02/2014

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

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.

04/28/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on climate change on June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

04/25/2014

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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

(Photo by Dave Kennedy/Getty Images)

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

Four Loko. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

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