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    Boss make too much? California bill would punish firms that shower CEOs with money

    Noting that America's middle class has lost its distinction as the wealthiest in the world, two Bay Area lawmakers say they're attacking income inequality with legislation that would link a company's tax rate to the gap between executive pay and average employee wages. 
    Rich Pedroncelli
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, the leading GOP gubernatorial candidate, wants to strip sheriffs and police chiefs of authority to issue concealed-carry handgun permits, and instead set one broad statewide standard.  
    Themba Hadebe
    A public event honoring Nelson Mandela will explore forgiveness and feature Linda Biehl, whose daughter Amy was killed in a 1993 anti-apartheid demonstration in South Africa.  
    Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officials broke ground this week on a trail that will let visitors hike to the Mt. Umunhum peak in 2017, but say the effort depends on funding from a June bond measure.  
    Supporters of California's charter school movement say the decision about the future of Dozier-Libbey Medical High School could have long-term ramifications.