Skinner’s High-Capacity Gun Clips Ban Signed; Oakland Gun Control Bill Vetoed

LEGISLATURE//GUN CONTROL | Gov. Jerry Brown signed two gun control bills authored by East Bay Assemblymember Nancy Skinner Friday, while vetoing another that would have given Oakland the ability to further strengthen state gun registration and licensing laws.“Large-capacity magazines have no place on our streets," said Skinner in a statement. “California has some of the toughest … Continue reading Skinner’s High-Capacity Gun Clips Ban Signed; Oakland Gun Control Bill Vetoed

Bill Giving Oakland Local Control Over Gun Laws Passes Legislature

Bonta at a press conference last May on gun violence in Oakland.PHOTO/Steven TavaresLEGISLATURE//GUN CONTROL | A bill giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures than the rest of the state heads to the governor’s desk.The legislation authored by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, passed Friday by the State Senate, … Continue reading Bill Giving Oakland Local Control Over Gun Laws Passes Legislature

Bonta’s Non-Citizen Poll Worker Bill Heads To The Governor’s Desk

Asm Rob BontaASSEMBLY | Non-citizens in California may soon be able to help voters at the polls. A bill by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta passed the Assembly Thursday, 46-22, that would allow up to five permanent residents to work at Election Day polling location and possibly aid voters lacking proficiency in English. The bill awaits … Continue reading Bonta’s Non-Citizen Poll Worker Bill Heads To The Governor’s Desk

Oakland Gun Bill Passes Assembly

ASSEMBLY | A gun control bill that would give local control for Oakland to enact stronger restrictions than the rest of the state passed the Assembly Tuesday.The bill, authored by Oakland Assemblyman Rob Bonta, aims to allow the Oakland City Council to fashion legislation that would curb rising gun violence within its borders. It now heads to … Continue reading Oakland Gun Bill Passes Assembly

Nowhere But Up For California Republicans

CAGOP CONVENTION | There’s not much left but up for the California Republican Party, as the state’s conservatives meet in Sacramento for their spring convention. With the party sitting quietly outside of every statewide office and sitting in the aftermath of three months of obscurity following the Democrats brief supermajority in the Legislature, the party is … Continue reading Nowhere But Up For California Republicans