SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border. Immigration authorities issued a notice Friday that they may seek up to 15,000 beds to detain immigrant families. Advocates say the proposed expansion is a cruel and ineffective bid to deter families from coming to the United States.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A big baby has made its debut at Los Angeles Zoo. The zoo announced this week that a female Masai giraffe was born on May 15, the fourth baby born to mother Hasina and the third for the father, Phillip. The calf, unveiled Thursday for World Giraffe Day, stands about 6 feet tall and weighs around 176 pounds. It doesn't have a name yet.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law making the option legal took effect. The California Department of Public Health said Friday that 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but not everyone used them. A judge briefly halted the law this spring, but it has since been reinstated.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters will decide in November whether egg-laying hens must live cage free. Secretary of State Alex Padilla says an initiative setting standards for confining calves, pigs and hens is eligible for the ballot. Businesses wouldn't be allowed to sell meat and eggs raised in settings that don't meet the standards. Its backers say extreme animal confinement is cruel and can increase the risk of foodborne illnesses.
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