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State to Appeal Judge’s Ruling That Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

August 22, 2014 | 9:24 am

State to Appeal Judge’s Ruling That Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

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Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to challenge finding that execution delays violate Eighth Amendment.

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Gov. Brown to Decide on Bills to Ease Drug Sentences

August 22, 2014 | 8:35 am

Gov. Brown to Decide on Bills to Ease Drug Sentences

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Legislation would equalize penalties for crack and powdered cocaine, repeal some minimum sentences.

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Child Immigration Wave Swamps Bay Area Legal Teams

August 21, 2014 | 2:01 pm

Child Immigration Wave Swamps Bay Area Legal Teams

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Attorney general calls on pro bono lawyers to help hundreds of young Central American arrivals.

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Pittsburg Boxer James Page, a Former Champ, Sentenced for Bank Robbery

August 20, 2014 | 12:37 pm

Pittsburg Boxer James Page, a Former Champ, Sentenced for Bank Robbery

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Attorney cites ‘boxer’s dementia’ as welterweight star gets 7-year term for series of unarmed heists.

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August 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Legislature Approves Ban on Forced Sterilizations for Inmates

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Women receiving tubal ligations were typically between 25 and 40 and had been pregnant 5 or more times.

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Rancho Feeding Corp. Owners, Workers Charged With Selling Sick, Unfit Cattle

August 18, 2014 | 5:25 pm

Rancho Feeding Corp. Owners, Workers Charged With Selling Sick, Unfit Cattle

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Almost 9 million pounds of beef were recalled nationwide after slaughterhouse was shut down.

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San Bruno Seeks Court-Appointed Overseer for PG&E

August 18, 2014 | 4:56 pm

San Bruno Seeks Court-Appointed Overseer for PG&E

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As PG&E enters pleas to expanded charges, officials say CPUC can’t be trusted to monitor company.

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Beef Producer Niman Dumps 30 Tons of Meat Caught Up in Recall

August 18, 2014 | 2:09 pm

Beef Producer Niman Dumps 30 Tons of Meat Caught Up in Recall

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Rancher ends fight to save meat recalled even though it wasn’t involved in alleged slaughterhouse scheme.

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California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 18, 2014 | 9:31 am

California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

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State is responding in part to videos of pepper-spray incidents disclosed as part of inmate lawsuit.

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A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

August 18, 2014 | 9:30 am

A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

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A glimpse inside California’s ‘prisons within prisons’ for mentally ill inmates .

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