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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.

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.

Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Reproductive Rights

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Today, White House Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Julie Chavez Rodriguez chaired a meeting with state legislative leaders on protecting access to reproductive health care. This important discussion follows the passage of proactive reproductive rights measures in at least 10 states so far in the 2022 legislative session, including in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

Brook Street Park Dedicated Following Renovations

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LAMORINDA, CA — Lafayette's Brook Street Park looked more like Brook Street Airport on Monday.

The city on Monday reopened the newly-renovated park, with Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, Lafayette Mayor Teresa Gerringer and members of the Lafayette Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The celebration of the cozy community park had an airport theme. Attendees got pretzels and "Lafayette Airlines" pins.