Editorial: For crisis response, press 988 — and pass a bill to keep it funded

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In the future, there will be a number to call for help, much like 911, yet different. It will be like a suicide crisis line, but better. On the other end of the line will be trained and experienced counselors adept at assisting people in the midst of mental health crises. They will be able to field questions and offer resources to families and friends concerned for the well-being of their loved ones.

How California is rushing to protect and expand abortion access following Supreme Court’s Roe decision

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Long before the Supreme Court’s bombshell decision Friday overturning Roe v. Wade, transforming reproductive rights for the first time in 50 years, California had laws protecting access to an abortion within its own borders.

Now, with Friday’s ruling, Democratic leaders are rapidly moving to shore up and expand access to abortion during this year’s legislative session, taking steps to protect doctors and secure the state’s “safe harbor” for those seeking abortions.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Creating Legal Shield for Abortion Heads to the Governor

AB 1666 would protect Californians from civil liability for providing or obtaining abortion care.

Sacramento CA – Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill AB 1666 passed off the Senate floor to head directly to Governor Newsom’s desk. AB 1666 protects those in California from civil liability for providing, aiding, or receiving abortion care.

Dublin Acquires $2.29M To Create Park At Iron Horse Trail

The city partnered with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan to acquire funds to transform a portion of the trail into an educational park.
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DUBLIN, CA — Dublin has acquired $2.29 million in state funds to build an Iron Horse Nature Park and Open Space in the over 30-mile Iron Horse Trail. City leaders met Friday with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) and the East Bay Regional Park District to announce the acquisition of the funds.

4 CA Gun Bills That Take Aim At Manufacturers, Advertisers

Golden State lawmakers are pushing for change after a mass shooting killed 19 children at an elementary school in Texas. What to Know.
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CALIFORNIA — Legislators are calling for sweeping change after the deadliest school shooting in a decade killed 19 children and two adults in Texas last week.

Less than 24 hours after the shooting, Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state Democrats in vowing to pass a suite of 12 gun restricting bills. The Golden State has some of the toughest laws against firearms in the nation, and researchers have said they work.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Wildfire Prevention and Utility Accountability Bills pass the State Assembly

AB 2083 prohibits utilities from passing on the costs of at-fault legal settlements to ratepayers and AB 2070 requires utilities to notify local fire districts of planned controlled burns and other high-risk “hot” work

Sacramento CA – Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan passed her Wildfire Prevention and Utility Accountability legislative package off the Assembly floor.