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S.F. supervisor announces law requiring videotaping of all gun sales

A San Francisco lawmaker has announced plans to introduce a new measure that would tighten the city's already strict laws with regard to the sale and possession of firearms.

Pushing for gun control reforms, Supervisor Mark Farrell has asked the City Attorney to start drafting the measure... read more

Debate over ‘sanctuary cities’ continues

The killing of California's Kathryn Steinle by undocumented Mexican immigrant Francisco Sanchez last month sparked a hot debate over so-called "sanctuary cities" that restrict their law enforcement agencies from cooperating with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to prevent immigrants... read more

California regains control over inmate healthcare at Folsom prison

California has regained control over healthcare of inmates at one of its prisons for the first time since 2006, when a federal court stripped the state of control over its inflating inmate healthcare system.

Prison medical care & spending overseer J. Clark Kelso returned the... read more

California lawmakers urge UC to act against anti-Semitism

California State Assembly on Monday approved a measure urging the University of California (UC) to denounce all forms of anti-Semitism.

Some pro-Israel groups and Jewish people have been pressing UC authorities to take up the U.S. State Department's definition of anti-Semitism, which... read more

Obama clears hurdle in California’s way to offer state-run retirement program

President Barack Obama on Monday directed the U.S. Labor Department to make administrative changes required to allow California to proceed with establish a state-run savings & retirement program for private-sector workers.

The Labor Department will have to craft an exemption to enable... read more

California lawmaker ditches bill designed to regulate e-cigarettes

A California lawmaker ditched his own tobacco bill on Wednesday after a legislative committee altered its key provision that called for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to be regulated as a tobacco product.

Opposing the changes in the bill, Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) told... read more

Tom Selleck accused of stealing water during California drought

Actor Tom Selleck has been accused by a water district of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant for his ranch in drought-stricken California.

In a recently filed lawsuit, Ventura County's Calleguas Municipal Water District has alleged that a tanker truck stole water from a... read more

Catholic Church wins over California legislature on “right-to-die” issue

The Catholic Church scored a major victory over California's liberal Legislature this week when lawmakers shelved a highly controversial bill designed to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

The decision by a state legislative committee to shelve State Bill 128 on... read more

California lawmaker announces bill to crack down on sanctuary cities

In wake a young woman's murder by an illegal immigrant freed by San Francisco just months earlier, a California lawmaker is preparing to introduce a bill that would strike down so-called sanctuary city policies in San Francisco and other parts of the state.

On Tuesday, Republican State... read more

Nobody else has guts to fix problem of illegal immigration: Trump

Donald Trump, a business tycoon and presidential candidate for the Republican Party, has claimed that nobody other than him has the guts to secure the United States' border and prevent illegal immigration from countries like immigration.

Trump stressed on an urgent need to secure the U.S... read more

Illegal fireworks spark several blazes in California

At least three fires that broke out on July Fourth in California were probably caused by use of illegal fireworks, state authorities assessing damages and injuries related to the Independence Day celebrations said.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department announced some witnesses reported... read more

California removes controversial ‘lynching’ term from state law

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill into law that effectively removed a controversial reference to lynching from the state's criminal code.

The term "lynching" has a very violent connotation - it is used to describe a situation in which an unruly mob seizes and kills a... read more

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