California bill aims to remove statute of limitation from child sex abuse cases
California's law currently states that if a person is sexually abused before the age of 18, they must file a civil claim in court before turning 40 years old.
California health care workers must be boosted, kids to receive rapid tests
Gov. Gavin Newsom said that health care workers will have to get a booster shot by Feb. 1 and schools will be provided rapid tests as kids head back to class after winter break.
SF Public Defender launches police officer database, SFPOA questions accuracy
The database was previously used by public defenders but is now available to the public through a new law, 2019's Senate Bill 1421.
California law prioritizes people over corporate home-buyers
The bill is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession. The issue drew national attention a year ago when several homeless mothers calling themselves Moms 4 Housing moved into a vacant, corporate-owned house in West Oakland.
California senator pushes to expand police transparency law to include all records of bias
This bill also proposes for the first time making public records where an officer has engaged in bias or discriminatory behavior.
Berkeley joins growing effort to give renters' right of first refusal to buy home
Nancy Skinner’s bill and the proposed ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley would be the first of their kind in the state if they pass.
California lawmaker wants to raise the age that teens can be charged as adults
Brain science research has shown that the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that helps inhibit impulses and enables organized and planned behavior, is not yet fully developed in 18- and 19-year-olds.
Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods explains support for bill that would raise age at which young people in California are automatically tried as adults
The new bill would make 18 and 19 year olds juveniles under California law.
California senator targets companies with highly paid execs
The proposal would only apply to companies that post at least $10 million of taxable income from business conducted in California. That would apply to about 2,000 companies nationwide, including The Walt Disney Co., headquartered in Burbank.
Sex assault records of police should be public even if officer quits: lawmaker
Cunningham's bill, AB 1599, would make officer-involved sexual assault investigation reports eligible for release if the officer resigns before the investigation is finished.
Interactive map: Who is releasing police personnel files under new law, and who is not
For the first time in California history, certain records involving police misconduct are now publicly available because of a new state law, and 2 Investigates is shining a light on the findings throughout the Bay Area.
California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA
California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the U.S.
Ex-felons could soon start serving on juries in California for the first time
The California Legislature approved “The Right to a Jury of Your Peers,” allowing people with a prior felony conviction to serve on juries in California for the first time.
Calif. AG won't release police records despite court ruling, gets into testy exchange with senator
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Thursday that he won't release older records on state law enforcement agents' misconduct despite a recently released appeals court ruling that they are public documents.
Calif. senator calls for audit of Alameda County Sheriff's Office, jail after 2 Investigates report
A California senator is calling on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve an audit of the sheriff’s office after several “troubling reports,” including one by 2 Investigates that highlighted the story of a pregnant woman who ended up giving birth alone in a jail cell while deputies allegedly ignored her cries for help.
Sen. Skinner hopes to end late-night jail releases after Berkeley woman's death
State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, plans to draft legislation to end late-night releases of county jail inmates statewide following the death of a young Berkeley woman after she left Santa Rita Jail in Dublin last month.