SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could further strengthen its equal pay protections under a bill passed by state lawmakers.
The state Assembly voted Monday to prohibit employers from asking applicants what they were paid at previous jobs. The Assembly voted 56-8 to send the bill to the Senate.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill in 2015. He said at the time the measure would prevent employers from seeking relevant information without sufficient evidence it would fix wage disparities between men and women.
Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman says her bill will prevent past wage discrimination from keeping down a person's future wages.
The Stockton Democrat says U.S. women on average are paid 80 percent of men's wages. Her bill would also require private employers give applicants pay scale information.
A masked gunman robbed four Vista businesses in quick succession before fleeing into a nearby vacant field where a sheriff's dog brought him down until deputies arrested him, authorities said Tuesday.
People from both sides of the gun debate are expected to speak out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
A gunshot victim who was believed to have been shot in San Diego and was brought to a hospital in Coronado, where he died Monday night.
Local and state agencies are continuing their investigations into HiCaliber Horse Rescue, despite an announcement over the weekend that the Valley Center nonprofit is closing.
San Diego Congressional representatives on Monday urged the Navy to study the impacts of sewage spills from Mexico.
Southwest Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as it begins emergency engine inspections on its fleet of jets.
Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.
The City Council Monday voted to approve federal grant allocations that include $5 million for construction of a long-awaited community center at Bay Terraces Park in Southeast San Diego.
Legoland is days away from opening its new Castle Hotel and the new accommodations are fit for a king or queen.
An overturned semi truck put a snag in the evening commute Monday for drivers on northbound Interstate 805.