California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.
Federal judges are giving California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.
It’s the reason that police and firefighters are not allowed to strike. But because BART is not a state agency, the union does not have to follow this law.
Californians and people in earthquake prone regions around the world were gearing up for a major earthquake drill.
California’s parole board has voted to release one of the men convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy murdered over a drug debt, a slaying that inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected California’s appeal of a lower-court order that could force the state to release thousands of California prison inmates before they complete their sentences.
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.
AB375 by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo was approved by lawmakers a year after a more stringent bill died in the state Assembly after union opposition.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to make it easier for transgender Californians to obtain birth certificates reflecting name and gender changes.
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill in front of a cheering crowd of immigrants and their supporters, predicting other parts of the country will follow the example set by the nation’s most populous state.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring state officials to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas for telephone records.