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August 18, 2017

New bill seeks to curb tech's sexual harassment problem

by Sara Ashley O'Brien @saraashleyo  August 18, 2017: 4:18 PM ET

The tech industry is rife with accusations that women are harassed -- and one California senator is taking action.

August 18, 2017

Is it fair that the amount of bonding time you get with your baby hinges on the size of your employer?

By Margot Roosevelt | | Orange County Register

PUBLISHED: August 18, 2017 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 21, 2017 at 10:53 am

August 17, 2017

New bill would crack down on VC sexual harassment California senator says bill would clear up a perceived gray area in the law

By Marisa Kendall | | Bay Area News Group

PUBLISHED: August 17, 2017 at 10:00 am | UPDATED: August 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

June 29, 2017

Almost everyone wants to be noticed in some way or the other. As far as our species is concerned, we all highly value personal recognition.

Did you know in California you can obtain a Pro Life license plate for your car? On the other side of that controversial abortion issue is State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson from Santa Barbara. She has authored SB-309, a bill to make Pro Choice car license plates available too. If I were still a California Assemblyman I would vote “aye” on her proposal.

June 29, 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial - Parental leave proposal: California must expand protections

By George Halvarson  June 28, 2017, 4:00 P.M.

June 20, 2017

California Workers May Soon Take Family Leave Without Losing Their Jobs (Updated)

Nicole Knight Jun 20, 2017, 3:56pm 

June 09, 2017

California Workers May Soon Take Family Leave Without Losing Their Jobs (Updated)

Opinion by the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board:

We consumers must beware of the capabilities of the devices we buy. But few of us are technologically literate enough to understand nuances of all the internet-connected things. Tech firms must be as transparent as possible. Government must police those that chose to remain opaque.

June 09, 2017

This cute doll can spy on your kid. Why doesn’t the Legislature seem to care?

By: Dan Morain  June 09, 2017 6:00 AM

"In Sacramento, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson is pushing Senate Bill 327, to add some protection for people who buy Internet-connected devices. Manufacturers would have to offer clear disclosure about what the things do, get permission before collecting consumer information, and have safeguards against data breaches.

May 31, 2017

California lawmakers want to give parents at smaller companies 12 weeks of protected family leave

Jazmine Ulloa  May 30, 2017, 2:47 p.m. 

"Jackson said her bill would impact only 6.3% of California companies, while helping 16% of its workforce, a population of 2.7 million residents across the state.

May 19, 2017

California To Challenge Trump’s Executive Order On Offshore Drilling

By Mollie Reilly 04/28/2017 03:59 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2017

Hours after Trump signed the order, California state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) announced plans to introduce legislation to protect state waters from expanded drilling.