A new California bill could give voters with limited English proficiency the right to vote privately, opposed to current state regulations. The bill resulted from a study by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus.
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State representatives report back from Sacramento on their 2015 achievements. The key topics of conversation were education, healthcare and the state budget.
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This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.
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Assembly Bill 999, sponsored by Democrat Rob Bonta of Oakland, would have required the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a five-year plan to offer condoms in all California prisons.
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The law would have made Oakland the first in California to regulate the registration or licensing of firearms on a local level.
The annual event offers the public a chance to sit down with a financial advisor at no charge, no strings attached.
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If signed into law, AB 180 would take the historic step of making Oakland the first city in the state to regulate the registration or licensing of firearms on a local level.
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