The 19-year-old man accused of tearing through a Poway synagogue last year, killing a woman and injuring others, should not have been in possession of a semi-automatic rifle. California limits the sale of an AR-15 to adults who are 21 and older - but makes an exception for registered hunters.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- New legislation introduced Monday in Sacramento aims to correct the flaw in a state law that allowed the accused Poway synagogue shooter to buy the AR-15 style weapon used in the attack despite being too young to make the purchase.
Parents, educators and clinicians are seeing an alarming increase in mental health problems among young people. Various national surveys show the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise, but what to do about it is less clear.
California is the first state to mandate later start times for its public middle and high schools, including charter schools. SB 328, signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) last fall, requires high schools to start classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and middle schools to start classes no earlier than 8 a.m.