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A guide to help people, including those with severe mental illness and their loved ones, navigate the complicated legal process.  
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California’s coercive control law was enacted too late to help Blanca in her divorce from a husband she describes as manipulative and emotionally abusive.
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A judge in Southern California embraced a new state law allowing victims to claim coercive control, that was designed to tip the balance in favor of women seeking child custody and restraining orders.
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A California law broadening domestic violence protections could help restrain abusers who manipulate their partners financially and psychologically. Two women who sought remedies through the courts share stories of a justice system stacked against them.
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Hundreds of people have been shot and killed in the industrial corridors of Wilmington, California.
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Many Bay Area seniors worry about how they can afford to live out their retirement years here — and they have reason for concern.
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Many seniors in the Bay Area are already struggling to make ends meet, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
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This story is part of a larger project for the 2021 Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism....
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One in three middle and high school students say they’ve been bullied, a new Southern California News Group analysis shows.
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The same advice parents give children before heading to school or a friend's house can protect them from cyberbullies.

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