California bans gun sales to people under 21
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most people under 21 won't be able to buy guns in California starting next year under a law Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Friday.
It will prevent people under 21 from buying rifles and other types of guns. State law already bans people under 21 from buying handguns.
The new law exempts law enforcement, members of the military and people with hunting licenses from the restriction.
It was one of dozens of bills Brown took action on.
California governor blocks later school start time mandate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Thursday requiring that California middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., saying the decision of when to start classes should be up to schools not the state.
Supporters of the bill cited research that says delaying school start times could result in better grades, attendance and graduation rates.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would raise the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21 and bar people from buying more than one long gun each month under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
It's been a frequently debated topic nationwide after a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.
The Senate on Tuesday approved the measure by Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino of La Canada Flintridge, sending it to the Assembly on a 23-10 vote.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator on Wednesday proposed raising the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21, a hotly debated topic across the nation in the wake of a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.
Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino's bill would also bar people from buying more than one firearm within a 30-day window.
Those restrictions are already in place for handgun purchases in California, and the bill would extend it to all long guns.
The Latest: Assembly defeats bill delaying school start time
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on action in the California Legislature (all times local):
The California Assembly has killed a bill that would require middle and high schools to start school at 8:30 a.m. or later after fierce debate.
Democratic Assemblyman Todd Gloria and other supporters say later school start times will improve students' energy levels and performance.
Southern California freeway to be named for Obama
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama.
A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the President Barack H. Obama Highway after the Legislature signed off on a resolution Tuesday. The measure doesn't require the governor's signature.
State senator proposes naming freeway for President Obama
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California freeway would be named for President Barack Obama under a proposal introduced in the state Senate.
The resolution introduced this week by Sen. Anthony Portantino would apply to a segment of State Route 134 in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles where Obama attended Occidental College from 1979 to 1981.
The 25th District Democrat says California has a long history of designating freeways as reminders of the accomplishments of important leaders.