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Smartphone kill-switch mandate takes effect

On Wednesday, legislation requiring kill-switch technology for all smartphones sold in California took effect. Senate Bill 962 requires companies to embed specific kill switches in smartphones at the point of sale; the bill was passed by the Legislature and approved

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CA officials move to vaporize e-cigs

With public opinion in flux and anti-tobacco activists on edge, the California Department of Public Health has rolled out “Wake Up,” a slick new ad campaign to discourage the use of e-cigarettes, or “vapes.” Recently, CDPH pronounced e-cigs a threat to public

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Don’t take your guns to San Fran town 18

July 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes Touting “community values” and the need to reduce crime, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, wants the Crossroads of the West gun show tossed out of the Cow Palace in South San Francisco. But a

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On gun shows and leisure suits… 3

May 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes What do leisure suits and gun shows have in common? More than you might think. It turns out that some members of the California Senate don’t particularly like either. But I’ll bet in this

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CA lawmakers advance gun-control bills 16

March 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Anti-gun lawmakers in the California state Senate and Assembly have been busy advancing legislation to further control guns. On March 7, the state Senate passed SJR 1, a resolution by state Sen. Lois

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Beware of lawmakers selling Prop. 13 snake oil 21

Dec. 4, 2012 By Katy Grimes Like geese migrating South for the winter, every year a combination of journalists, editorial boards, and “experts” join California’s liberal politicians in calling for the repeal of Proposition 13. They can’t stand the 1978 ballot

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