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Strict New Rules For Valets Go Into Effect In Los Angeles

Strict new rules for valet companies went into effect this evening in Los Angeles.

02/01/2014

Actress Halle Berry made her second appearance before lawmakers in Sacramento. (credit: CBS)

Actresses Berry, Garner Call For Tougher Paparazzi Laws

Two of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses went before state lawmakers Tuesday to call for restrictions on paparazzi access to their kids.

08/13/2013

Alleged Santa Monica College gunman John Zawahiri is seen walking with his assault rifle in this surveillance footage clip. (credit: Santa Monica P.D.)

UCLA Professor: Gun Laws Will Never Stop A ‘Crazed Madman’

Gun control advocates want to know how a young man who allegedly threatened students and teachers as a high school student was able to acquire a weapon that has been banned in California since 1989.

06/10/2013

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Calif. Rings In New Year With New Laws

Hundreds of new laws went into effect in California on New Year’s Day, including ones dealing with social media and picketing funerals.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/01/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Promise Action On Gun Control Following Conn. Mass Shooting

Several California lawmakers reacted to the Conn. mass shooting by calling for new laws aimed at increasing safety, either through gun control or improved security at public schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/17/2012

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Brown Signs Bill Allowing Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control

During a visit to a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives.

09/22/2012

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Booster Seat, Handgun Laws To Go Into Effect Jan. 1

Several new state laws will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012. Some of the most notable include new regulations for booster seats, sobriety checkpoints and handguns.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2011

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Calif. Overtime Laws Protect Non-Resident Employees

The California Supreme Court says state overtime laws protect nonresident employees of California firms who are in the state on business trips.

07/01/2011

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City Council Mulls Protections For LA Bicyclists

Officials say an ordinance is in the works that will make it a civil violation to harass or assault a bicyclist in Los Angeles.

11/10/2010