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SoCal Lawmakers Throw Support Behind Assault Weapons Ban

A Burbank congressman said Thursday he expects lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to support an effort by California Senator Dianne Feinstein to renew a federal ban on assault weapons.

01/24/2013

On Oct. 3, 2012, police responded to a call from someone at Kutcher’s Hollywood Hills home who said people were in the house with guns and explosives, and that several people were shot. The incident was later determined to be a "swatting" prank. (credit: CBS)

Torrance Senator Backs Bill Aimed At Making ‘Swatting’ Pranks A Felony

The proposed measure comes in the wake of several false reports of invaders at the homes of actor Tom Cruise, singers Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, among others.

01/23/2013

Celebrities Participate In ‘Demand A Plan’ PSA For Change In Legislation To Stop Gun Violence

A large group of celebrities participated in a PSA released Friday urging lawmakers to make a change to end gun violence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2012

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Calif. Law Encourages Reporting Fan Violence At Sporting Events

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring professional sports stadiums and arenas to post security phone numbers for fans to report violence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2012

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California Lawmakers Extend Hollywood Tax Credit

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown legislation that would extend a Hollywood tax break for two years in an effort to keep film and TV production in the state.

CBS Los Angeles–09/01/2012

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Bill Urges More Illegal Workers To Pay Calif. Taxes

California lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to voluntarily join a program and pay state income taxes in exchange for leniency in their immigration status.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2012

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Calif. Bill Would Help Some Injured Student Athletes

State lawmakers have approved first-in-the-nation legislation requiring California universities with the most high-profile sports programs to provide financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2012

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Pasadena Boot Camp Video Sparks New State Legislation

A shocking video that showed Pasadena boot camp instructors harshly disciplining young boys has sparked new state legislation on Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2012

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Lawmaker Wants Felony Charges, Pension Cuts For Teachers Who Date Students

AB 1861 would strip teachers of their pensions and retiree health care in addition to outlawing any dating situations regardless of age.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/28/2012

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Valley Congressman Tries To Limit Helicopter Noise With Bill

A San Fernando Valley Congressman is attempting to pass legislation that would reduce helicopter noise over residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/27/2011

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Business Group’s List Of ‘Job Killers’ To Affect Legislation?

A California business group’s perennial list of bills it dubs “job killers” once signaled which legislation was unlikely to survive former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto pen.

05/30/2011

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Fullerton GOP Lawmaker Votes To Limit DUI Checkpoint ‘Fishing Expeditions’

Assemblyman Chris Norby said he voted for AB1389 because checkpoints are nothing more than “fishing expeditions” that target drivers without licenses.

05/27/2011

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Students Look To 2012 After Immigration Bill Fails

Emboldened by months of phone calls to lawmakers, hunger strikes and sit-ins, a group of college students and graduates in Los Angeles say they plan to take their fight for immigrant rights to the states and the 2012 election after Senate Republicans blocked a key piece of legislation.

12/19/2010

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