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California Nears Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

The California State Assembly has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.

08/28/2012

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California Lawmaker Calls For Probe Into Safety Of ‘Meat Glue’

First it was pink slime. Now a California legislator has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the potential dangers of steaks made with meat glue.

05/04/2012

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California Moving Closer To Ban On Sexual Orientation Therapy For Minors

A key State Senate committee approved a bill Monday that would ban what’s known as “reparative” or “sexual orientation change” therapy for minors.

05/01/2012

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ConsumerWatch: ‘Buy Here, Pay Here’ Financing Under Fire

Several California lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on a questionable kind of used-car financing known as “Buy Here, Pay Here” that critics say takes advantage of immigrants and people with poor credit histories.

02/02/2012

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Phil Matier: Bill To Cap Cal State University Salaries Taps Popular Anger

A state senator has proposed capping the pay of California State University campus presidents and holding their salary negotiations in public.

01/05/2012

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