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Alameda County — Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, whose district includes the Tri-Valley, introduced legislation Feb.15, that would ban non-agricultural use of five pesticides that scientists and environmentalists believe kill bees, butterflies and birds.

Bauer-Kahan’s bill would end the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on lawns, gardens and golf courses, but continue to allow them at agricultural sites.