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  • Lompoc city leaders pass stricter sex offender ordinance

    April 18, 2012 3:22 AM

    The city of Lompoc is cracking down on sex offenders in the community,hoping to keep them farther away from children. City leaders unanimously passed a new ordinance at Tuesday night's city council meeting to clarify and expand Jessica's Law. The current law prohibits sex offenders from living within 2000... more »
  • Wandering sex offender concerns local community

    October 26, 2010 10:30 PM

    A Santa Maria sex offender released in August no longer has a permanent place to stay and that's not sitting well with locals. Nathan Kennison, 41, was found guilty of rape and forced oral sex with multiple women. He served about 20 years in prison before being released. With no... more »
  • Calif court: Jessica's Law needs more hearings

    February 1, 2010 1:38 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The California Supreme Court has ordered more investigation into whether the state's sexually violent predator law is constitutional. On Monday, a 5-2 court ruled that separate inquiries must be conducted into the claims of four registered sex offenders who allege they can't find a place to live... more »
  • High court wants more proof for Jessica's Law

    January 28, 2010 2:19 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The California Supreme Court wants the government to show more proof that confining sexually violent predators indefinitely is constitutional. The high court on Thursday took up one of several legal challenges to the state's so-called Jessica's Law, which allows authorities to confine sexual predators indefinitely and bans... more »

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