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Locals push bill to end captive dog blood banks

YUCCA VALLEY — A new bill allowing pet blood banks to use a donor blood system got support from the Yucca Valley Town Council Tuesday, March 19.

Greyhound lover Kerry Drozd brought 5-year-old greyhound Beau with her while she talked to the council about supporting AB366, called the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act. Beau belongs to Kerry and her husband, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Drozd.

California renters need relief. That means weakening Costa-Hawkins

Over the last few years, California’s elected officials have finally gotten serious about fixing the housing shortage that is eroding the quality of life here. Lawmakers have passed bills to streamline the development of housing in urban areas and to make it harder for cities to block much-needed housing construction. Voters have approved billions of dollars in new spending to subsidize affordable homes.

After ballot failure, there’s a new bid to control what California landlords can charge tenants

In the wake of a failed ballot measure to expand rent control, California Democratic lawmakers are introducing a host of new measures that aim to increase protections for tenants.

The bills, unveiled Thursday, include efforts to prevent landlords statewide from raising rents above a to-be-determined level, and to let cities and counties restrict rents on more apartments than currently allowed.

California lawmakers try again to tamp down rising rents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are trying again to tamp down rising housing costs by expanding rent control and stopping rental price gouging, warning a failure to act this year could result in another costly ballot measure in 2020.

Rent Control Comes Roaring Back to Life in California

California legislators are trying to revive rent control. This week, state lawmakers introduced a package of new bills that would roll back existing state limits on the policy, and impose new regulations on how much landlords can charge tenants and when they're allowed to kick them out.

California lawmakers look to control and reduce rising rent prices across state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are trying again to tamp down rising housing costs by expanding rent control and stopping rental price gouging, warning a failure to act this year could result in another costly ballot measure in 2020.

"Our Legislature has failed to act to address the plight of struggling tenants," Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu said. "That has to change in 2019."