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School Bells Will Keep Ringing Early Thanks to Gov. Brown Veto

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Thursday requiring that California middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., saying the decision of when to start classes should be up to schools not the state. Supporters of the bill cited resea...

Get Early Look at California Laws Coming in 2018

Rust never sleeps, Neil Young once sang. It would seem that the California Legislature doesn't sleep much either. Every year, it passes hundreds (and sometimes more than 1,000) bills that land on the gove...

Is Stopping Child Trafficking Still Priority for Sen. Harris?

The name of Sen. Kamala Harris came up multiple times at a Senate hearing last month on child sex trafficking legislation, an acknowledgment of her long record fighting the crime, Emily Cadei of McClatchy's D.C. Bureau reports. Writes Cadei: "But Harris’ ...

Walters: Opioids Deadlier Than Guns in California

Abuse of opioids is a national epidemic, and California is no exception. CALmatters columnist Dan Walters writes in his Oct. 15 column: "Last year, California doctors and dentists wrote 23.7 million presc...