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New Bill Would Require Calif. Pregnancy Centers To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An Option

Californians who visit crisis pregnancy centers must know whether the facility is licensed and that abortion is an option under legislation advanced Tuesday by the state Assembly.


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Lawmakers Send Gun Restraining Order Bill To Governor Brown

Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.


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Poll: California Voters Support Marijuana Being Sold And Taxed Like Alcohol

A poll released Wednesday has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join the two other states that have voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.


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Bill Would Force California Gun Owners To Buy Insurance

Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover any damages or injuries caused by their weapons.


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Dugard Case Prompts New Legislation Governing Parolee Searches

After public outrage over multiple missed opportunities to catch Phillip Garrido, the Dugard case is prompting more action from lawmakers.



Hospitals Given More Time For Seismic Upgrades

The state Legislature has approved urgency legislation giving California hospitals more time to comply with seismic safety requirements and clearing the way for some hospitals to receive Medi-Cal reimbursements.