Governor Brown signed two bills into law Monday that were introduced by local Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian. They're designed to help reduce violence in state hospitals and to tackle their rising costs of running those hospitals.
Both bills have been a long time in the making, with many negotiations according to Achadjian.
The man behind the Six Californias initiative says he will work to prove the signatures collected were valid. This, in response to the state's denial today to place the proposition on the November ballot in 2016.
Billionaire Timothy Draper released a statement this afternoon saying he's confident a full check will confirm there were more than enough valid signatures.
According to political science professor Peter Mathews corporations and lobbyists are dominating American Democracy. He says this has resulted in a shift in government over the past few decades. The U.S. has the greatest gap between the rich and poor since the Great Depression.
More women served in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other war, yet their role has been hotly debated. In her book, “Soldier Girls,” writer Helen Thorpe details what really happened to three women who served in the military during the last decade.
The City of Santa Barbara will not work to overturn a recent court ruling denying local law enforcement's years-long push for a city-wide gang injunction.
Mayor Helene Schneider says the City Council accepts and respects Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne's decision, and that the city will continue to use all local resources available to protect residents from gang violence. She made the official announcement at the start of Tuesday night's public council meeting.
California has a new gun safety law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Friday.
Assembly Bill 1591, written by Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), will require that courts promptly submit reports of "armed prohibited persons" to the Department of Justice.
Someone is considered "armed and prohibited" if they're determined to be a threat to themselves or others, due to a mental disorder or illness.
Richard Martinez, the father of San Luis Obispo High School graduate and Isla Vista shooting victim Christopher Martinez is hoping to influence the upcoming November mid-term elections. His goal is to shift the make-up of congress toward sensible gun reform.
The man behind a current effort to break up California into six different states says he has collected the necessary number of signatures to qualify the initiative for the November 2016 statewide ballot.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper and supporters of the Six California's campaign plan to submit the first batch of signatures Tuesday morning at the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 10:00 a.m.
The effort's website indicates the exact borders of the six states is still under consideration, asking for suggestions from visitors.