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  • This Feb. 14, 2011 file photo shows a bowl of shark fin soup being served at a Chinese restaurant in San Franciscos Chinatown.
  • Some members of San Francisco's Chinese community aren't ready to let a new law banning the sale of shark fins go into effect without a fight.
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bills, sharks, animal, food, laws, chinatown, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Gov. Jerry Brown says a Republican congressional effort to address the drought is an "unwelcome and divisive intrusion" in the state's efforts.
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water, drought, jerry brown, bills, san joaquin river, california news
  • Kindergarten classroom
  • California is expected to have its first budget surplus in years and one lawmaker is proposing spending some of that on transitional kindergarten.
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jerry brown, children, bills, california budget crisis, news
  • Kindergarten classroom
  • California is expected to have its first budget surplus in years and one lawmaker wants to spend some money on transitional kindergarten.
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jerry brown, children, bills, california budget crisis, education, lyanne melendez
  • limousine parked inside
  • There are some limousine businesses who are unhappy with the new safety bill Gov. Brown signed into law.
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jerry brown, state capitol, sacramento, laws, bills, news
  • 7 On Your Side: Do you pay for a stolen cellphone?
  • 7 On Your Side takes a look at whether customers need to pay their cellphone bill after their phone is stolen.
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verizon, smartphones, cellphone, bills, crime, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • State Republicans try to pass bill preventing BART strike
  • Late Wednesday a group of Republican lawmakers urged the governor to call a special session to prevent a BART strike.
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BART, metropolitan transportation commission, jerry brown, republicans, state capitol, strike, bills, unions, news
  • An ABC 7 I-Team investigation is getting results for residents of the states assisted living facilities.
  • After the I-Team uncovered issues in Santa Clara Co., Gov. Brown has signed a bill into law protecting the rights of conservatees.
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santa clara county, seniors, jerry brown, bills, laws, i-team
  • Carie Charlesworth has inspired a bill that would give domestic violence victims job security
  • A Southern California woman has inspired a controversial new bill that would protect domestic violence victims from losing their jobs.
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sacramento, bills, domestic violence, sex crimes, southern california, jobs, politics, nannette miranda
  • Carie Charlesworth has inspired a bill that would give domestic violence victims job security
  • A San Diego woman has inspired a controversial new bill that would protect victims of domestic violence from losing their jobs.
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sacramento, bills, domestic violence, sex crimes, southern california, jobs, politics video
  • FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.
  • A bill that would close a loophole allowing gun owners to convert a rifle into an assault weapon has advanced in the State Assembly.
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guns, bills, california news
  • In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, is Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that allows transgender students to use whatever bathroom or locker room they choose.
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jerry brown, bills, california news
  • Senator John McCain
  • Sen. John McCain says legislation that would phase out dollar bills in favor of coins could benefit strippers.
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senate, john mccain, bills, national/world
  • Person looking through microscope in medical lab
  • Women in California will be able to sell their human eggs for research if Governor Jerry Brown signs a controversial bill.
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jerry brown, sacramento, bills, pregnancy, medical research, cancer, california news, nannette miranda
  • Person looking through microscope in medical lab
  • Women in California will be able to sell their human eggs for research if Governor Jerry Brown signs a controversial bill.
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jerry brown, sacramento, bills, pregnancy, medical research, cancer, news
  • Bill to fix records act change heads to governor
  • The California Senate sent Gov. Brown a bill that would undo previous changes that threatened to reduce access to government documents.
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jerry brown, bills, politics video
  • Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
  • Minimum-wage workers would see their first raises in six years under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
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laws, bills, minimum wage, politics video
  • A Tesla Model S outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more details on a plan to expand its network of supercharging stations across the country.
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tesla, electric vehicles, loans, alternative energy, bills, business
  • Big special interest groups -- including labor unions -- made up the bulk of the donations to support Prop. 28.
  • California lawmakers are heading into the final week to move legislation from one house to the next with a lengthy to-do list.
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sacramento, bills, republicans, democrats, jerry brown, guns, health care, politics
  • Immigrant families disappointed by Feintseins vote
  • The controversial immigration reform bill is finally headed to the Senate floor but some immigrant families are now feeling left behind.
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dianne feinstein, bills, immigration, voting, politics video
  • Immigrant families disappointed by Feintseins vote
  • The controversial immigration reform bill is finally headed to the Senate floor but some immigrant families are now feeling left behind.
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dianne feinstein, bills, immigration, voting, politics, alan wang
  • California law allows ex-cons to become counselors
  • There's a call to tighten background checks of sex offenders and other ex-cons for certain jobs like drug and alcohol counselors.
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crime, laws, bills, drugs, alcohol, politics video
  • Broken parking meter
  • Getting parking tickets at broken meters is frustrating and expensive, but a move to protect you and your wallet is under way.
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parking, bills, laws, sacramento, politics video
  • Broken parking meter
  • Getting parking tickets at broken meters is frustrating and expensive, but a move to protect you and your wallet is under way.
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parking, bills, laws, sacramento, politics, nannette miranda
  • Glass of beer
  • A Bay Area lawmaker wants to allow bars in California to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. but opponents say his plan will put lives at risk.
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laws, bills, food, politics, nannette miranda
  • Glass of beer
  • A Bay Area lawmaker wants to allow bars to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. but opponents say his plan will put lives at risk.
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laws, bills, food, politics video
  • Atherton is sending out bills to cover the expense of President Barack Obamas visit earlier this month.
  • Atherton is sending out bills to cover the expense of President Barack Obama's visit earlier this month.
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atherton, barack obama, fundraiser, bills, peninsula news, david louie
  • Atherton is sending out bills to cover the expense of President Barack Obamas visit earlier this month.
  • Atherton is sending out bills to cover the expense of President Barack Obama's visit earlier this month.
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atherton, barack obama, fundraiser, bills, news
  • Will Call sign
  • California state lawmakers are talking about a measure that would make it easier to navigate both sides of a ticket transaction.
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sacramento, ticketmaster, bills, laws, music, politics, nannette miranda
  • Will Call sign
  • California state lawmakers are talking about a measure that would make it easier to navigate both sides of a ticket transaction.
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sacramento, ticketmaster, bills, laws, music, news
  • bullets
  • Lawmakers in Sacramento will hear tough new ammo restrictions today that could have a major impact on gun owners in California.
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guns, bills, laws, school shooting, connecticut school shooting, news
  • bullets
  • Lawmakers in Sacramento will hear tough new ammo restrictions today that could have a major impact on gun owners.
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guns, bills, laws, school shooting, connecticut school shooting, news
  • bullets
  • State lawmakers approved a proposed ammo restriction bill that could have a major impact on gun owners in California.
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guns, bills, laws, school shooting, connecticut school shooting, politics, nannette miranda
  • Man in handcuffs
  • California law enforcement agencies are backing a new bill that would strengthen rules about driving under the influence of drugs.
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sacramento, crime, DUI, drugs, crash, bills, laws, transportation, marijuana, medical marijuana, news
  • Man in handcuffs
  • California law enforcement agencies are backing a new bill that would strengthen rules about driving under the influence of drugs.
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sacramento, crime, DUI, drugs, crash, bills, laws, transportation, marijuana, medical marijuana, politics, vic lee
  • Gun legislation rally in front of Senator Dian Fiensteins office in San Francisco.
  • Anti-gun violence events took place across the country on Thursday as part of National Day to Demand Action.
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barack obama, dianne feinstein, guns, crime, senate, joe biden, nancy pelosi, white house, bills, congress, violence, san francisco news, mark matthews
  • Pres. Obama pushes gun control legislation
  • Standing with the families of the Newtown shooting victims, President Obama urged lawmakers to pass gun control legislation.
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barack obama, joe biden, nancy pelosi, white house, guns, bills, congress, violence, politics video
  • The North Dakota Legislature has passed a bill that would essentially ban abortion by defining human life as beginning at conception.
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bills, pregnancy, abortion, parenting, children, national/world
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • Finney talked about healthcare bills, money orders, and DirecTV charges.
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health care, health insurance, television, bills, consumer news
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Tuesday, Finney talked about healthcare bills, money orders, and DirecTV charges.
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health care, health insurance, television, bills, 7 on your side
  • Inmates
  • How long should someone go to prison for possessing a hard drug like cocaine or heroin, not for selling it, just for using it?
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crime, drugs, inmates, laws, marijuana, bills, politics video
  • Inmates
  • How long should someone go to prison for possessing a hard drug like cocaine or heroin, not for selling it, just for using it?
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crime, drugs, inmates, laws, marijuana, bills, politics, nannette miranda
  • New bill aims to make all drugged driving illegal
  • Everyone knows drinking and driving is not just dangerous, but also illegal. But what about driving under the influence of cough medicine?
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sacramento, crime, DUI, drugs, crash, bills, laws, transportation, marijuana, medical marijuana, politics video
  • New bill aims to make all drugged driving illegal
  • Everyone knows drinking and driving is not just dangerous, but also illegal. But what about driving under the influence of cough medicine?
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sacramento, crime, DUI, drugs, crash, bills, laws, transportation, marijuana, medical marijuana, politics, nannette miranda
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Monday, Finney talked about false advertising, beverage taxes, and fake bill collectors.
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taxes, bills, scam, consumer news
  • Michael Finney answers questions posted to his Facebook page during ABC7 News at 4.
  • On Monday, Finney talked about false advertising, beverage taxes, and fake bill collectors.
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taxes, bills, scam, 7 on your side
  • Don Dishman protests at a rally at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich.
  • Michigan lawmakers have taken nearly the final step toward turning their traditional pro-union stronghold into a right-to-work state.
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bills, laws, protest, politics, katie marzullo
  • Don Dishman protests at a rally at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich.
  • Michigan lawmakers have taken nearly the final step toward turning their traditional pro-union stronghold into a right-to-work state.
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bills, laws, protest, news
  • This Feb. 14, 2011 file photo shows a bowl of shark fin soup being served at a Chinese restaurant in San Franciscos Chinatown.
  • Members of the Chinese community aren't ready to let a new law banning the sale of shark fins go into effect without a fight.
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bills, sharks, animal, food, laws, chinatown, news
  • red-light camera sign
  • Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that affect Bay Area residents.
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bills, jerry brown, california news