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(The Almanac) - On Friday, May 3, State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, recognized Lutticken’s Deli & After 5 Restaurant as Senate District 13’s 2024 Small Business of the Year. 

As Becker presented a framed placard to the Menlo Park deli owner Bob Lutticken, he applauded Lutticken’s community spirit and long history of service to the community. 

(InMenlo)  On Friday, May 3, State Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) walked from his office next door to Lutticken’s with a big placard under his arm. Once there he presented it to Bob Lutticken, recognizing the longtime deli as Senate District 13’s 2024 Small Business of the Year.

(Bloomberg Law) California policymakers are pushing property insurers to factor in the billions of dollars already spent for wildfire mitigation efforts when writing and renewing homeowner policies.

(JWeekly) As the debate over the Israel-Hamas war has grown uglier, Jewish teens have been under a lot of pressure both in school and online.

(CalMatters) -- As Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara rolls out his plan to try to reverse that trend, three state lawmakers are pushing for mitigation to be taken into account when insurers set premiums or when they decide whether to offer policies at all. Or they want mitigation to be more effectively tracked and strategized.

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. - A high school student spearheaded a free event in Hillsborough for teens and parents to raise awareness about the deadly effects of fentanyl

Fentanyl is involved in 80% of drug deaths among young people, according to the CDC.

PLACERVILLE - The Senate Committee on Insurance passed a bill Wednesday that lawmakers said will address the cost and availability of fire insurance in California. 

Senate Bill 1060, or the Fire Insurance Risk Evaluation (FIRE) Act, would require property insurers to consider wildfire mitigation efforts when setting the price of insurance for homeowners. 

(CalMatters) - The most recent changes to California’s data broker registry — which took effect in January — require brokers to disclose whether they sell data about kids, pregnant people, or anyone’s geolocation data. But relatively soon — at the speed state governments operate — consumers should be able to delete data collected about them.  Right now, consumers must go to hundreds of data brokers one at a time if they want them to delete their data.