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A motorcyclist lane splits on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.

California's Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Proposal Moves Forward

A bill aiming to regulate motorcycle lane-splitting could also make California the first state to formally legalize it.
Everyday products such as toothpaste often contain microbeads, non biodegradable plastic that ends up in oceans, lakes, and rivers.

Personal Care Products Containing Microbeads Could be Off Shelves by 2020 in California

Plastic microbeads are typically found in everyday products such as toothpaste and exfoliating scrubs.
The Right to Try Act would make it easier for patients with terminal illnessness the chance to access investigational drugs.

'Right to Try Act' Would Make Access to Investigational Drugs Easier

A bill has moved forward with bipartisan support on the Assembly floor.
Disability rights advocates march to the State Capitol in Sacramento on May 18, 2015, urging lawmakers to increase funding for services and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Disability Rights Advocates Call for Budget Increase

A 10 percent increase, they said, is a critical need, but only a step in much needed reform after years of cutbacks.
Older Couple Walking

California's End of Life Option Act Moves Forward

Many patient rights organizations are optimistic that SB 128 is one step closer to becoming law.

Is Public Policy Turning our Cities into Farms, or Letting Them Go Fallow?

Southern California is prime territory for agriculture.
Crumb rubber mixed in with artificial grass at a public park in Los Angeles. | Photo: Zach Behrens/KCET

Artificial Turf Regulation Based on Industry-Supplied Data, Alleges Group

An environmental whistle-blower group is accusing a federal regulatory agency.
California's proposed aid in dying bill, SB 128, the End of Life Option Act, received yet another nod from lawmakers on Tuesday when it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Lawmakers Again Give Nod to Aid in Dying Bill

The End of Life Option Act received yet another nod from lawmakers on Tuesday.
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