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KBAK-TV: Local Reaction On Three Proposed Gun Control Laws In The CA Assembly

Phil Ting, Assembly member in San Francisco, says the firearm industry needs accountability, just like every other industry in the nation.

"If you have an issue with your automobile, if you have an issue with a toy-you have the ability to sue that manufacturer for any particular fault or any particular issue," Phil Ting, Assembly member in the19th District (D), said.

SF Standard: Chinatown Nonprofits Receive Grants as Part of California’s Massive Investment to Stop AAPI Hate

Elected officials and Asian American activists gathered Friday in San Francisco to celebrate $14 million in state funding to combat a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes.

Phil Ting, an assemblymember representing San Francisco who serves as chair of the state Budget Committee, said it is “gratifying” to see the first round of grants being disbursed after California made a historic $166 million budget allocation to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

KQED TV: UC Berkeley Fight

UC Berkeley Admissions Restored Under Senate Bill 118

California legislators acted with unusual speed this week to protect UC Berkeley from the consequences of a court ruling governing the number of students it could admit. Senate Bill 118, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, exempts all state universities and colleges from certain portions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which had been invoked by a local group suing UC Berkeley.

LA Times: Lawmakers Unveil Rescue Effort To Help UC Berkeley Avoid Enrollment Cuts After Court Battle

California legislators are fast-tracking a rescue effort to help UC Berkeley avoid slashing its in-person fall class by more than 2,600 students to meet a court-ordered enrollment freeze, just as the university prepares to release admission decisions this month.

Under legislation introduced Friday, the state’s public colleges and universities would be given 18 months to complete any court-ordered environmental review before being subject to a mandatory reduction or freeze in campus population.