Senators unanimously passed AB215 on a 33-0 vote Monday. The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo creates a separate hearing process for teachers who are charged with egregious misconduct.
Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.
The trial of a Mexican national who was trying to flee from a Border Patrol agent when he ran down the officer with a drug-loaded Hummer began Tuesday.