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Will CA voters scrap daylight savings time?

The time has come to do away with daylight savings in California, according to Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose. Chu’s bill to ask state voters if California should become the third state to opt out of changing the clocks once

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Vaccine bill passes Assembly health committee

On Tuesday, the California Assembly Committee on Health passed Senate Bill 277, the controversial mandatory vaccination bill. The bill was passed on a 12-6 vote, with one vote not recorded. According to a summary from the health committee, SB277: “Eliminates

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Mandated vaccination bill advances

After a surprisingly fierce challenge from anti-vaccine advocates, Sacramento legislators worried about the language of the landmark new vaccination bill have succeeded in crafting a passable draft. As CalWatchdog reported previously, supporters of SB 277 discovered that its original wording

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Wired: Anti-vaccine parents common in Silicon Valley

The coverage of the measles outbreak in the U.S. often makes the point that opponents of compulsory vaccination for schoolchildren are split politically between affluent leftists with New Age-y views about modern medicine and conservatives who don’t like government telling

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Revolt against ‘dog food’ school lunches went far beyond LAUSD

As I have pointed out repeatedly as a blogger and journo, Nanny Staters are bafflingly confident that people like being bullied into living their lives in a way that Nanny Staters approve. That’s why one of my favorite stories in

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California’s culture could slow rush toward e-cig bans

In the biggest “blue state” cities, administrative and regulatory action against e-cigarettes has been swift and fierce. California officeholders — from the city council level all the way up to the U.S. Senate — are poised to follow suit. But

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CA auditor demolishes Jerry-Brown-saved-state narrative

The eagnerness of national media to lionize Gov. Jerry Brown as the guy who saved California amounts to an extreme form of cherry-picking. In some ways, Brown has done a better job than his two immediate predecessors in forcing some

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Hearing finds state development centers still rife with abuse 0

April 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes The Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee No. 3 conducted a hearing last week and discussed the current status of the the Department of Developmental Services and its controversial developmental centers. At the hearing, the

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