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Food as Medicine Initiative Launches at State Capitol


How attack on Pelosi, violent threats to Bay Area lawmakers inspired an unusual bill

Assembly Bill 37 would allow Calif. lawmakers to start using unlimited campaign funds to hire bodyguards or install security systems.

Alec Regimbal, SF Gate

On April 21 of last year, a convoy of roughly 20 truckers gathered outside the Oakland home of state Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, with the express purpose of intimidating the Democratic lawmaker. They crowded the streets in front of her house, honking and demanding through bullhorns that Wicks, who was home at the time, come outside. After police arrived, the convoy departed.


Ekene Ikeme, Alameda Sun


On Thursday, July 27, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1706, which will pave the way for construction to commence on the planned Encinal Terminals Project.

My body, my data: US fight for abortion access turns digital

Anastasia Moloney, Avi Asher-Schapiro, Context News / Thomas Reuters Foundation


LOS ANGELES, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - California lawmaker Mialisa Bonta made her abortion public to help other women keep theirs private.

It was in 2022 that Bonta went public about terminating her own unplanned pregnancy at the age of 21, joining a growing number of influential women opting to open up in the face of increasing U.S. restrictions on abortion.