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California Eyes First-In-Nation Firearms Restraint

California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

08/03/2014

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New Tahoe Fireworks Sponsor Eases Calif. Oversight

Tourism officials at Lake Tahoe say that obtaining Nevada-based sponsorship for their annual Fourth of July and Labor Day fireworks shows will help free them from California regulators after settling a lawsuit over pollution.

06/29/2014

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Glove Requirement For California Chefs Repealed

The gloves are coming off in California kitchens.

06/28/2014

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Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

06/26/2014

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Court Upholds California DNA Swabs Of Arrestees

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California’s law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.

03/20/2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 27:  December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah. An instructor at a class teaching users about concealed-carry weapons. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Requests To Carry Concealed Guns Surge In California

Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns.

03/12/2014

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Cyberbully Law Proposed After Girl’s Suicide

Juveniles who sexually assault unconscious victims could be tried as adults under proposed California legislation brought in response to the suicide of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually battered while passed out at a party then humiliated by photos circulated to classmates.

03/07/2014

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San Diego Approves Rules For Medical Pot Shops

San Diego passed regulations Tuesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to legally operate in the city.

02/26/2014

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Chef Claims State Law Requiring Gloves For Food Handlers Will Negatively Affect His Work

Ken Uechi has been making sushi for 8 years and considers himself an artist. But he says a new law is adding an unwanted layer to his work.

01/24/2014

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New Traffic Laws Going Into Effect In 2014

With the New Year approaching, there are more things to keep in mind than just resolutions. The California Highway Patrol wants motorists to be aware of several new laws going into effect on January 1.

12/24/2013

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Calif. Man Convicted As Teen Resentenced Under New Law

A man who is serving a life prison term for a fatal carjacking when he was 16 years old recently has been resentenced under a new California law that allows him to become parole eligible in less than three years.

12/18/2013

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Minimum Wage, Guns, Fracking Bills Face Lawmakers

State lawmakers head into the final week of this year’s Legislative session facing issues that could help shape California’s environment and business climate for years to come.

09/08/2013

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