Talk Back: Gun laws
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Kensington: Tom Ammiano to be featured speaker at El Cerrito Democratic Club dinner

The Oct. 10 event at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave. in Kensington, starts with a social hour, followed by dinner catered by El Cerrito Peruvian restaurant El Mono and the talk by Ammiano, the progressive leader and former San Francisco supervisor.  
California new laws: Police need warrant now to search cell phones
Senate Bill 178, authored by Sens. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, was among a raft of bills Gov. Jerry Brown acted on Thursday -- including his veto of a law to help thousands of students stranded by the collapse of Corinthian Colleges -- as Sunday's midnight deadline approaches. 

VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.  

Plastic microbeads and state coal investments banned as Gov. Jerry Brown signs new laws
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed 23 new environmental bills into law, banning tiny plastic beads in cosmetics that scientists say are polluting the ocean and San Francisco Bay, toughening oil pipeline laws and requiring the state's massive pension funds to sell off their coal stocks. 

Obama, Kanye West in Bay Area to raise funds for Democrats
President Barack Obama arrives in the Bay Area on Friday to hold two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, one of which will feature rapper Kanye West. 

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John Stamos reportedly took date rape drug

The “Grandfathered” and “Full House” actor is accused on being on GHB when arrested in June, he claims he was using the drug to “lean out body mass.”