WEDNESDAY 7-13-22 KAHI MORNING NEWS

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By BStigers on July 14, 2022.

Gov. Gavin Newsom yesterday signed legislation into law that would allow lawsuits against gun makers and distributors after gun violence. The genesis for the bill, AB 1594, was a decision by the Supreme Court not to block a Texas law allowing private citizens to sue people who provide or assist in abortions. The California bill creates a legal standard for allowing residents, the state’s attorney general, and local governments to sue the industry in civil court, beginning in July 2023. Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, authored the legislation. It requires the industry to take “reasonable” efforts to make sure that their products are not used unlawfully.

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A head on crash between two vehicles yesterday afternoon at about 3 p.m. left one man dead and a mother and three children with moderate injuries. The Forest Hill Road, west of Drivers Flat Road was closed and caused traffic to detour for several hours. An adult male, the only occupant in one vehicle, died in the crash. The woman with three children in the other car, an SUV, sustained what was believed to be “moderate injuries” were taken to Sutter Roseville and UC Davis Medical Centers. Crash is under investigation.

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The Auburn Police Department is adding a new technology tied to its 911 calls, to boost response times and officer safety and efficiencies. This action makes Auburn Police the 11th department in the state to implement the technical boost to support daily services. Live911 provides the ability for first responders in the field and support personnel to monitor the location and audio of incoming 911 calls. Lt. Tucker Huey said Auburn PD currently utilizes a single-dispatch system where the dispatcher takes the 911 call and pauses the conversation to communicate with the officer. Huey said dispatchers sometimes can miss “subtle cues” because they don’t have the same geographic expertise some beat officers have. The dispatcher can see on their end if an officer is listening in on the call, which allows them more time to talk with the reporting party. The dispatcher can see if an officer is listening in on the call, which allows them more time to talk with the reporting party. The new technology costs the city $1,380 (one time) for installation and training and has an annual reoccurring cost of $6,000 a year. Huey said it is worked into the department’s annual base budget.

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The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to not have a measure that would tax marijuana businesses appear on the November ballot. If county supervisors voted to allow marijuana businesses to be taxed on Tuesday, it would then have gone to the November ballot where voters could have ultimately made the decision. In order for it to have passed through the board, it would have needed a “yes” from four of the five supervisors. Only three supervisors voted in favor of it, so it will not move forward to the ballot in November. While marijuana sales have been legal in California since 2016, it wasn’t until 2018 that the city of Sacramento was allowed to sell cannabis. The legalization of marijuana in California gave each county and city the power to decide if they wanted cannabis to be sold and where it could be sold. In Sacramento County, only the city of Sacramento and the city of Isleton are legally allowed to sell marijuana.

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