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Laura’s Law mental-health debate rages in Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle

A man drives to the East Bay hills every Wednesday to leave groceries for his son, who lives in the woods. An Albany woman sleeps with a baseball bat and stun gun next to her bed, fearing the son who threatened to kill her.

These were among the stories shared this week by family members of people who suffer from severe mental illness as they sought, yet again, to bring the much-debated Laura’s Law to the Bay Area more than 11 years after its passage in California.