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The nature of illegal lockouts means they are hard to track directly. One of the responding officers calls a sergeant over, who says there's nothing else they can do. While only 14% of lockout calls led to a police report, 86% of calls about shoplifting did. As they walk over, one of the officers tells the other to look up "illegal lockout" on his phone. A 2006 bill that would have defined illegal lockouts for all Illinois residents was defeated.
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But by Wednesday morning, the peace at the University of California, Los Angeles, had been shattered. Many critics were incredulous that even after officers with the Los Angeles Police Department arrived, there were no arrests or suspensions. Campus officials ordered protesters on Wednesday evening to leave the encampment or face arrest. Image A group of counterprotesters attacked a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday night. seemed to wait too long to call in the Los Angeles police, whose officers did not arrive until after midnight.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s former Controller Betty Yee announced Wednesday she will run for governor in 2026, vying to succeed outgoing Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, who is Black, and outgoing state Senate leader Toni Atkins, a lesbian lawmaker, have all announced their candidacies. Photos You Should See View All 60 ImagesYee served as the budget director for Democratic Gov. She was then elected as a member of the California State Board of Equalization and then as state controller. California controller is responsible for disbursing state funds, auditing government agencies and serving on more than 70 boards and commissions.
Persons: , Betty Yee, Gavin Newsom, Yee, ” Yee, Newsom, Gov, Eleni Kounalakis, Tony Thurmond, Toni Atkins, Rob Bonta, Gray Davis Organizations: Democratic, California Democratic Party, Democratic Gov, California State, of Equalization Locations: SACRAMENTO, Calif, San Francisco, Sacramento, California
CNBC embedded with teams from HSI and California Highway Patrol to witness four organized retail crime operations for this investigation. CNBCAt the bottom of organized retail crime rings are boosters — the people who go into stores and take the items. A bin filled with sparkly silver boots that police suspect an alleged San Jose, California, crime ring stole from T.J. Maxx. In a statement, a TJX spokesperson said the company is "thankful" for CHP's efforts and is taking organized retail crime "very seriously." Court records filed in connection with the case provide a rare glimpse into the inner workings of an alleged organized retail crime ring.
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California authorities found a man illegally owning 248 guns and 1 million rounds of ammo. The guns included 11 machine guns, 133 handguns, and 60 assault rifles, authorities said. AdvertisementA man in Richmond, California, was arrested last month with a cache of 248 illegally owned guns and 1 million rounds of ammo in his home, the state attorney general said on Thursday. The man, who was not named, is "alleged to be legally barred from owning weapons," California Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement. "In our efforts to retrieve guns from a prohibited individual, we found hundreds of allegedly illegal weapons and approximately one million rounds of ammunition," Bonta said.
Persons: , Rob Bonta, Bonta Organizations: Service, Firearms, Rifles, California Department of Justice Authorities, California Department of Justice Locations: California, Richmond , California
Circuit Judge Consuelo Callahan, another Bush appointee, dissented, saying the state had not shown a likelihood of success on appeal. Plaintiffs challenging the law in court included Kim Rhode, who has won three Olympic gold medals in shooting events, and the California Rifle & Pistol Association. California voters had in 2016 approved a ballot measure requiring gun owners to undergo initial background checks to buy ammunition, and pay $50 for a four-year ammunition permit. Legislators amended the measure to require background checks for each ammunition purchase, starting in 2019. Benitez in his decision rejected California's reliance on dozens of laws dating back to 1789 as "historical analogues" for ammunition checks and said the law had "no historical pedigree."
Persons: Richard Clifton, Nate Raymond, Roger Benitez, Benitez, George W, Bush, Holly Thomas, Joe Biden, Consuelo Callahan, Rob Bonta, Kim Rhode, Chuck Michel, Benitez's Jan, Miral Fahmy Organizations: Reuters, Circuit, U.S, District, Democratic, Republican, Democrat, Plaintiffs, California, New York Locations: California, San Diego, New, Boston
California, despite its progressive reputation, has never had a woman or an openly LGBTQ governor. Atkins has only ever been elected by voters in San Diego. She later worked at a women's health clinic that performed abortions before getting elected to the San Diego City Council. She had a brief stint as mayor before getting elected to the state Assembly in 2010 and the state Senate in 2016. Newsom has steadfastly refused sweeping tax increases to balance the budget — something Atkins, too, said she would try to stay away from if she were elected governor.
Persons: Toni Atkins, Atkins, Tony Thurmond, Betty Yee, Gov, Eleni Kounalakis, Rob Bonta, Gavin Newsom, Thurmond, Yee, ” Atkins, “ I’m, Jerry Brown, Newsom, , Organizations: Democrat, Capitol, San Diego City Council, Gov Locations: SACRAMENTO, Calif, California, San Diego, Virginia,
That includes a brief stint as mayor of San Diego, one of the nation’s largest cities. During her tenure as Senate leader, Democrats have grown their caucus to 32 out of 40 seats — their largest majority since 1883. She got her chance when her twin sister joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego. In San Diego, Atkins was director of a women’s health clinic that performed abortions. She was also politically active, working to help elect Christine Kehoe to the San Diego City Council.
Persons: Toni Atkins, Tony Gwynn, Jimmy Kimmel’s, Atkins, Jerry Brown, , Gavin Newsom, Gov, Eleni Kounalakis, Tony Thurmond, Betty Yee, Rob Bonta, , Shannon Grove, Newsom, Dolly Parton, ” Atkins, Christine Kehoe, Kehoe, “ Toni, ” Kehoe, Anthony Rendon, Rendon, “ Toni Atkins Organizations: San Diego Padres, Gov, Associated Press, Democratic, Senate, Republicans, Republican, Navy, San Diego City Council, Affordable Care Locations: SACRAMENTO, Calif, California, Oregon, Black, San Diego, Virginia, Appalachia, Los Angeles
Courtesy LBPD/Handout via REUTERS Acquire Licensing RightsLOS ANGELES, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Saturday that California's assault weapons ban will remain in force while the state attorney general appeals a lower court decision declaring the 30-year-old measure unconstitutional. Bonta, a Democrat who called Benitez' decision "dangerous and misguided," welcomed Saturday's 9th Circuit order. California in 1989 became the first U.S. state to ban assault weapons, acting in the wake of a school shooting that killed five children and toughening the law the following year. Since then, California has restricted the manufacture, distribution, transportation, importation, sale or possession of firearms that qualify under the law as "assault weapons." But the 9th Circuit subsequently allowed that statute to remain in effect while the state appeals.
Persons: Roger Benitez, Rob Bonta's, Benitez, Saturday's, Bonta, Steve Gorman, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: Long Beach Police Department, REUTERS Acquire, U.S, Circuit, District, Thomson Locations: Long Beach, Long Beach , California, U.S, Handout, San Diego, California, Lewiston , Maine, San Francisco, Los Angeles
Its motive is profit, and in seeking to maximize its financial gains, Meta has repeatedly misled the public about the substantial dangers of its social media platforms,” the complaint says. Almost all teens ages 13 to 17 in the U.S. report using a social media platform, with about a third saying they use social media “almost constantly,” according to the Pew Research Center. Other measures social platforms have taken to address concerns about children’s mental health are also easily circumvented. TikTok, Snapchat and other social platforms that have also been blamed for contributing to the youth mental health crisis are not part of Tuesday’s lawsuit. “They’re the worst of the worst when it comes to using technology to addict teenagers to social media, all in the furtherance of putting profits over people.”In May, U.S.
Persons: Meta, , Letitia James, “ Meta, ” “ We’re, Instagram, Frances Haugen, Rob Bonta, TikTok, Brian Schwalb, they’re, , Vivek Murthy, Press Writers Michael Casey, Michael Goldberg, Susan Haigh, Maysoon Khan, Ashraf Khalil Organizations: Meta Platforms Inc, Facebook, Meta, D.C, , New, The Wall Street, Associated Press, Pew Research Center, Washington D.C, U.S, Press Writers Locations: California, New York, Washington, California , Florida , Kentucky , Massachusetts , Nebraska , New Jersey , Tennessee, Vermont, British, U.S
[1/2] The Kroger supermarket chain's headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., June 28, 2018. Bonta said the decision has not been made, but added: "Right now there's not a lot of reason not to sue." In September, the companies announced a plan to sell more than 400 grocery stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers in an effort to get regulatory approval for the deal. A Kroger spokesperson said only non-unionized retailers, like Walmart and Amazon, will benefit if the merger is blocked. Research from the University of Southern California in 2021 found one in three neighborhoods in 30 populous U.S. cities had inadequate access to needed pharmacy services.
Persons: Lisa Baertlein, Rob Bonta, Bonta, Lina Khan, Diane Bartz, Leslie Adler, Bill Berkrot, Aurora Ellis Organizations: Kroger, REUTERS, Rights, Albertsons, S Wholesale Grocers, Walmart, U.S, Water Watch, Federal Trade, FTC, University of Southern, Thomson Locations: Cincinnati , Ohio, U.S, California, America, Food, Washington, University of Southern California
REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsOct 11 (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court is allowing California's ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition to remain in effect while the state appeals a judge's ruling finding it unconstitutionally violated the rights of firearms owners. The ruling came in a long-running lawsuit by the California Rifle & Pistol Association and gun owners challenging the ban. The court said that federal judges nationally had largely upheld large-capacity magazine restrictions since the Supreme Court ruled and that a decision to the contrary could threaten public safety. Chuck Michel, the president of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, in a statement expressed disappointment and vowed to "defend the rights of gun owners in California all the way to the Supreme Court." The Supreme Court vacated the appeals court ruling and ordered new proceedings consistent with the Bruen decision.
Persons: Lucy Nicholson, Roger Benitez, Rob Bonta, Bonta, Patrick Bumatay, Chuck Michel, Benitez, Nate Raymond, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Foods, REUTERS, Circuit, U.S, California, Association, District, Supreme, , New York, Democrat, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, San Francisco, San Diego, ,, California, Boston
That's partly why so few quantitative trading firms reside in California, whose labor-friendly laws have long favored employee mobility and competition. Exhibit A: The Voleon Group, a prominent quantitative-trading firm based in Berkeley, California, that manages about $5 billion in assets. The hedge fund has bulldozed past state prohibitions to not just impose noncompetes, but impose some of the harshest noncompetes in the entire industry, according to seven former employees, industry experts, and documents detailing the firm's restrictive covenants. Like so many other quant-trading firms, Voleon took care to protect its edge. Other employees Insider spoke with have a less generous view, with several describing the company as stingy — a third ex-employee bemoaned the company as "notoriously cheap" on compensation.
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If elected, Thurmond, the state superintendent of public instruction, would be the first Black person to become California's governor. California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and former state Controller Betty Yee, both Democrats, also announced their 2026 bids for governor. Democratic State Treasurer Fiona Ma, who previously said she would run for governor, announced earlier this year that she is running for lieutenant governor. California Attorney General Rob Bonta sued the Chino Valley district over the policy, saying it discriminated against students. The school board later reversed course.
Persons: , Tony Thurmond, Thurmond, , Eleni Kounalakis, Betty Yee, Fiona Ma, Gavin Newsom, Rob Bonta, Newsom, Harvey Milk Organizations: Tuesday, Democratic, Democratic California Gov, West Contra Costa School Board, Richmond City Council, Politico Locations: SACRAMENTO, Calif, “ California, California, Richmond, Philadelphia, Southern California, Chino Valley, San Francisco
In the California case, Judge Ethan Schulman in San Francisco Superior Court in March ruled against Amazon's bid to dismiss the lawsuit. CONSUMERS' PRICE INFLATION CLAIMSAmazon faces a pair of consumer lawsuits in Seattle federal court. The consumer plaintiffs, Chun wrote, "allege the type of conduct that antitrust law is intended to prevent." E-BOOKSIn Manhattan federal court, a prospective class action from consumers accuses Amazon of artificially inflating the price of retail trade e-books on the site. U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods has not yet ruled on objections from Amazon and the plaintiffs to Figueredo's report and recommendation.
Persons: Benoit Tessier, Rob Bonta, Ethan Schulman, Amazon's, Schulman, Richard Jones, Jones, John Chun, , Chun, Ricardo Martinez, Valerie Figueredo, Gregory Woods, Mike Scarcella, Chris Sanders, Matthew Lewis Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Federal Trade Commission,, Big Tech, FTC, GENERAL, District of Columbia, Walmart, Costco, Amazon, San Francisco Superior Court, District, U.S, Thomson Locations: Bretigny, Paris, France, CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON, GENERAL California, District, Washington ,, California, Columbia, San Francisco, Seattle, U.S, Maryland, Manhattan, Washington
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills Saturday aimed at bolstering the state's protections for LGBTQ+ people, a day after issuing a controversial veto that was criticized by advocates. The new laws include legislation that focuses on support for LGBTQ+ youth. A judge halted the policy after California Attorney General Rob Bonta sued the Chino Valley Unified School District. “I’ve been disheartened over the last few years as I watched the rising hate and heard the vitriol toward the trans community.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, we’re, ” Newsom, Rob Bonta, Newsom, Assemblymember Lori Wilson, “ I’ve, ” Wilson Organizations: , Chino Valley Unified School District Locations: SACRAMENTO, Calif, — California, California, Southern California, Chino
California is taking some of the world’s biggest energy companies, including Shell, Exxon Mobil and Chevron, to court, accusing them of concealing the damage caused by fossil fuels on the state for more than half a century. The strategy has echoes of an earlier fight: states’ legal battle against Big Tobacco in the 1990s. It argues that the oil majors should pay fines for burying scientific evidence linking carbon emissions to greenhouse gases. In the 1990s, California and dozens of other states brought cases against the four biggest U.S. tobacco companies. The companies were also compelled to label cigarettes as potentially lethal, to change how and where they marketed them, and to disband the Tobacco Institute, the industry-funded trade group.
Persons: ” Rob Bonta Organizations: Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Big Oil, Big Tobacco, American Petroleum Institute, Prosecutors, Tobacco Institute Locations: California
CNN —A federal judge struck down California’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds Friday as unconstitutional, “arbitrary and capricious.”The ban, which was adopted through a 2016 proposition, had gone through various appeals until the US Supreme Court sent the case back to lower courts following its 2022 ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. Bruen. Gavin Newsom in a statement called the decision “politics, pure and simple,” noting Benitez’s record for rolling back gun control legislation. California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a notice of appeal, vowing to “fight for our authority to keep Californians safe from weapon enhancements designed to cause mass casualties.”The injunction on the ban will be stayed for 10 days, according to the decision. The president and general counsel for the California Rifle & Pistol Association, Chuck Michel, whose group originally filed the case along with several private gun owners, praised the ruling, saying “the clock is ticking” on “absurdly restrictive laws” that violate the Constitution. Billy Clark, litigation attorney at Giffords Law Center, told CNN he was confident the decision will be overturned and called large capacity magazine regulations “commonsense and constitutional.”
Persons: Roger T, Benitez, ” Benitez, Gavin Newsom, Rob Bonta, , Chuck Michel, Billy Clark, Organizations: CNN, Supreme Court, New York State, California, Association, Giffords Law Center Locations: New, California
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego said California's "sweeping ban" went too far by preventing people from using magazines for lawful purposes, including self-defense. The judge had struck down the magazines ban in March 2019, but the 9th Circuit overturned him in Nov. 2021. The Supreme Court vacated the appeals court ruling and ordered new proceedings consistent with the Bruen decision. Chuck Michel, president of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, in a statement, said Friday's decision reflects the "sea change in the way courts must look at these absurdly restrictive laws." The case is Duncan et al v. Bonta, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, No.
Persons: Roger Benitez, California's, Benitez, Rob Bonta, Bonta, Chuck Michel, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, Jonathan Stempel, David Gregorio Our Organizations: Long Beach Police Department, U.S, District, Supreme, , New York, Circuit, California, Association, Court, Southern District of, Thomson Locations: Long Beach, Long Beach , California, U.S, California, San Diego, ,, San Francisco, Southern District, Southern District of California, New York
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego said California's "sweeping ban" went too far by preventing people from using magazines for lawful purposes, including self-defense. "The Supreme Court was clear that Bruen did not create a regulatory straitjacket for states--and we believe that the district court got this wrong," Bonta said. The judge had struck down the magazines ban in March 2019, but the 9th Circuit overturned him in Nov. 2021. The Supreme Court vacated the appeals court ruling and ordered new proceedings consistent with the Bruen decision. The case is Duncan et al v. Bonta, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, No.
Persons: Jonathan Stempel, Roger Benitez, California's, Benitez, Rob Bonta, Bonta, Chuck Michel, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, David Gregorio Organizations: U.S, District, Supreme, , New York, Circuit, California, Association, Court, Southern District of Locations: California, San Diego, ,, San Francisco, U.S, Southern District, Southern District of California, New York
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has halted implementation of a California law intended to restrict companies’ use of information gathered from young internet users in order to protect the privacy of minors. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman on Monday granted a preliminary injunction, saying the legislation interferes with firms' use of the internet in ways the state has failed to justify. It would also prohibit businesses from collecting most types of personal information about young internet users, including their physical locations. “The State has no right to enforce obligations that would essentially press private companies into service as government censors,” Freeman wrote. It was challenged by NetChoice, a commercial association whose members include Google, Amazon, Meta and TikTok.
Persons: Beth Labson Freeman, ” Freeman, Buffy Wicks, NetChoice, Chris Marchese, Rob Bonta’s Organizations: JOSE, Calif, , U.S, Google, San Francisco Chronicle, Ninth U.S, Circuit Locations: California, Oakland, San Francisco
The state of California on Friday filed one of the most significant cases against major oil companies for their role in perpetuating climate change. The oil companies named as defendants are BP , Chevron , ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil , and Shell . The state is seeking an abatement fund paid for by the defendants that will finance recovery efforts for the future damage of human-caused climate change. It also asks that the oil companies and their trade group pay a share of the damages from extreme weather disasters worsened by climate change. Shell, based in the U.K., maintained that its position on climate change "has been a matter of public record for decades."
Persons: Rob Bonta, Korey Silverman, Columbia University's, Silverman, Newsom, API's, Ryan Meyers, Roati Organizations: Exxon, American Petroleum Institute, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Columbia, Climate Change, California Gov Locations: San Francisco , California, California, San Francisco, Chevron, Texas
In granting a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California, said she was "keenly aware of the myriad harms that may befall children on the internet," but California's law swept too broadly. The law, known as California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, was passed unanimously last September by the state legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The law, modeled after a similar law in the United Kingdom, is scheduled to take effect next July 1. "We look forward to seeing the law permanently struck down and online speech and privacy fully protected," it said. The California case is NetChoice LLC v Bonta, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Beth Labson Freeman, Gavin Newsom, ByteDance's TikTok, NetChoice, Freeman, Rob Bonta, David Ezra, Jonathan Stempel, Peter Henderson, Leslie Adler Organizations: USA, REUTERS, Google, Facebook, District, Free Speech Coalition, Court, Northern District of, Thomson Locations: California, San Jose , California, United Kingdom, U.S, Austin , Texas, Texas, Northern District, Northern District of California, New York, San Francisco
A view of the main lobby of building BV200, during a tour of Google's new Bay View Campus in Mountain View, California, U.S. May 16, 2022. The California settlement requires Google to pay $93 million, and disclose more about how it tracks people's whereabouts and uses data it collects. Money from Google's $62 million settlement with private plaintiffs would, after deducting legal fees, go to court-approved nonprofit groups that track internet privacy concerns. Last November, Google agreed to pay $391.5 million to resolve similar allegations by 40 U.S. states. Lawyers for the private plaintiffs did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Persons: Peter DaSilva, Rob Bonta, cy, Jonathan Stempel, Leslie Adler, Daniel Wallis Organizations: REUTERS, Google, Alphabet Inc, Thomson Locations: Mountain View , California, U.S, California, View , California, Arizona, Washington, New York
Google reached a $93 million settlement with California over location-tracking concerns. Last November, Google reached a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states over a similar inquiry. Google was accused of tracking the location history of users who opted out. The settlement follows a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states, reached in November 2022, to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users' locations. That's unacceptable, and we're holding Google accountable with today's settlement," Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement.
Persons: Rob Bonta, we've Organizations: Google, Service Locations: California, Wall, Silicon, OAKLAND , California
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