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California governor signs mandatory vaccination bill

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will require almost all schoolchildren in the state to be fully vaccinated, even if their parents object. [Mercury News] Senate Bill 277 eliminates a provision in California law that... (Continue reading)

Secrecy surrounding pay and benefits mocks democracy

Peter Scheer

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Local officials talk a good game about government transparency and accountability. And while city council members and county supervisors often go through the motions of conducting official business in an open and public way, on the... (Continue reading)

Covered California to collect health records

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Records of prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays belonging to Covered California enrollees will soon be part of a state database. [LA Times] Covered California, has announced plans to collect health insurance data on every patient. Executives say the data... (Continue reading)

Are California’s concealed carry requirements too strict?

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco is hearing arguments Tuesday on whether California’s restrictions on concealed carry permits can stand the test of the Second Amendment. [Wall Street Journal] In California, applicants who wish to carry concealed handguns in... (Continue reading)

Which California counties offer health care to illegal immigrants?

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San Luis Obispo County is not one of 11 California counties that provide low-cost health care to illegal immigrants, according to a Los Angeles Times report. A 1933 California law states counties must “relieve and support all incompetent, poor, indigent... (Continue reading)

Rattlesnakes attack Northern California toddlers

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Two Northern California toddlers have suffered rattlesnake bites in the past week, and veterinarians are warning state residents that the drought is bringing the venomous snakes closer to humans. [ABC 7] Two-year-old Ishneed Kaur was bitten Tuesday night while playing... (Continue reading)

Assisted death bill passes California Senate

The California Senate voted 23-14 Thursday to approve a physician-assisted death bill that would allow some terminally ill patients to obtain medication to end their lives, in a vote that passed largely along the party line. If the measure gets... (Continue reading)

California Senate endorses minimum wage hike

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The California Senate voted Monday in favor of a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage each of the next two years. [Sacramento Bee] Senate Bill 3 would bump the minimum wage to $11 in 2016 and $13 in... (Continue reading)

Could a tsunami swamp California?

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A Southern California geologist is warning of the possibility of a tsunami slamming into Los Angeles and wreaking havoc on California’s coastline. [NBC News] Mark Legg, the lead author of a newly published study, says offshore faults are capable of... (Continue reading)

California officer wrestles pregnant woman to the ground

Charlena Michelle Cooks

The ACLU has released footage of a California police officer tackling an eight-months pregnant woman and wrestling her to the ground. [LA Times] Charlena Michelle Cooks has just dropped off her daughter at elementary school when the Barstow police officer... (Continue reading)



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