Assemblywoman and congressman push STEM bills in Legislature and Congress

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla and Rep. Eric Swalwell have both introduced bills aimed at strengthening instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known as STEM -- in the Legislature and Congress. The state Assembly approved Bonilla's bill Monday. 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Assembly is advancing legislation to protect homeless people who live in their cars from fines and vehicle impounds.  
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California would recognize competitive cheerleading as a high school sport under pending legislation. The state Assembly on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring the California Interscholastic Federation to oversee competitive cheerleading as it does other high  
Verl Clausen, a white-bearded, robust man who led the Sempervirens Fund and who always seemed to have a twinkle in his eye, died May 14 at his home in Concord. He was 81.  
California poultry giant Foster Farms has joined the flock of meat companies eschewing the use of antibiotics, pledging to eliminate all those used to combat infection in humans.