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Five things to know now about California’s new vaccine law

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Blood, sweat and cheers: California lawmakers recover from a night to remember

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California lawmakers stall on landmark legislation to curb plastic trash

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Big rent hikes are about to be illegal in California. Here’s what you should know

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On bill to blunt Trump’s environment aims, it’s farms or endangered species — and Newsom must choose

Photo of a hand holding an electronic cigarette with smoke. The hands-off approach by California lawmakers is at odds with the escalating public concern over the industry. Photo via iStock

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Vaping industry breathes easier: For now, California lawmakers won’t restrict its business