Letter: Animal lovers statewide must support AB 1230

Letters to the Editors: Former San Jose Councilman, Pierluigi Oliverio, The Mercury News

This bill will ban the cruel practice of cat declawing, which is similar to cutting off the first knuckle of a human finger.

Back in 2014, I hosted a community viewing of the documentary film “The Paw Project.” The veterinarian-filmmaker attended the city hall event, and participated in an audience discussion.

Chem Tales: Legal Cannabis Sales for 4/20?

Zack Ruskin, SFWeekly

A new permitting program aims to regulate pot purchases — but not consumption — at certain large-scale cultural festivities. Again: not consumption.

District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman readily admits that the development and implementation of cannabis regulations in San Francisco has been a bit of an adventure so far.

“We’re in a brave new world here,” Mandelman says. “We’re making new laws and figuring stuff out as we go along.”

New bill would ban cat declawing in California

Joan Morris, Bay Area News Group

A bill that would ban declawing of cats, a surgical procedure many consider cruel and unnecessary, has started its way through the California legislature.

Declawing has been banned in many parts of the world, and is illegal in San Francisco, Los Angeles and six other California cities.

Save The Kittens!

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill that will allow kittens to be made immediately available for adoption to members of the public, waiving the three day hold period so that kittens who are 8 weeks or younger have a higher chance of a positive outcome.  

Bill to Ban Non-Therapeutic Cat Declawing Introduced

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill that that will end the unnecessary and inhumane surgery commonly known as declawing, for non-therapeutic purposes.  Declawing, also known as onychectomy or partial digital amputation, is the removal of the last toe bones in a cat's paws from which the claw grows.

Assemblymember Quirk Introduces Bill to Fight Ticket Scalpers

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill today that would prevent ticketing companies, like Ticketmaster, from allowing ticket scalpers to buy up large quantities of tickets and reselling them at inflated prices – sometimes as high as thirty times the ticket’s face value.