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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A companion to California's "Right To Die" law known as "Right To Try" has cleared another hurdle at the state capitol.

Monday, September 14, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — When a landlord discovered the body of best-selling novelist Marsha Mehran last year in a seaside Irish cottage, the 36-year-old had left behind a trove of literary work.

Some of it, such as the international hit Pomegranate Soup, can be found in libraries and bookstores around the world. Other writings were stuck in the Internet cloud, including a password-protected account that only Google knew how to open.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — When a landlord discovered the body of bestselling novelist Marsha Mehran last year in a seaside Irish cottage, the 36-year-old had left behind a trove of literary work.

Some of it, such as the international hit “Pomegranate Soup,” can be found in libraries and bookstores around the world. Other writings were stuck in the Internet cloud, including a password-protected account that only Google knew how to open.

Friday, September 11, 2015

A law proposed in California that would have banned drones from flying below 350ft over private property without permission has been vetoed by the state's governor.

Gov Jerry Brown reckoned the rule would "could expose the occasional hobbyist and the FAA-approved commercial user alike to burdensome litigation." In other words, it was too easy to break accidentally.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Drone bills are buzzing the Capitol and making a beeline for the governor’s desk.

At least four measures to curb their use already have flown out of the Legislature with bipartisan support. A fifth, approved in the Senate, awaits action in the Assembly.  The governor has not disclosed his position on any of the bills, the remnants of a dozen pieces of legislation that have targeted drones during the past two years.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Legislature began its final week of session Tuesday with the Senate and Assembly taking action on a number of bills.

The Assembly advanced a measure that would require law enforcement agencies in California to obtain warrants before accessing data on electronic devices, like cell phones or tablets. It would also apply to information stored with online service providers.