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Attention Los Angeles shoppers: The plastic bag is disappearing from more than just the supermarket. L.A. on Tuesday became the newest and by far the largest city to back a ban on plastic grocery bags, approving an ordinance that applies not just to...
Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa, Lawyers, Target, Walmart, Politics
SACRAMENTO — Social network sites such as Facebook would be required to remove personal information about minors when asked to do so by their parents under a measure approved by state senators Thursday. Separately, the lawmakers voted to allow...
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would allow prosecutors to file misdemeanor instead of felony charges in cases of simple possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he...
Tags: Heroin, Mark Leno, Roderick Wright, Drug Trafficking, Crimes
SACRAMENTO -- With most statewide offices filled with first-term incumbents planning to run for reelection, 2014 holds a shortage of job opportunities for aspiring pols. But in the races that are open -- state controller and secretary of state --...
State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced Thursday that he will run for California secretary of state in 2014, joining what looks to be shaping up as a crowded field that includes other current and former lawmakers. Padilla, 40, was elected to the...
SACRAMENTO -- Californians as young as 15 would be able to file papers enabling them to vote in elections as soon as they turn 18 under legislation endorsed this week by a state Senate Committee. The measure by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa...
Tags: Joel Anderson, Politics, Elections
Two different approaches to alerting the public about earthquakes are vying for the state's support, one based on a network of government-operated sensors, the other built around a private company's equipment. In a move that may shed some light for...
Tags: Business Enterprises, Japan, Government, FEMA, Physiology
The headline on this post has been changed from the original, as explained below. Voters in northeast Los Angeles picked former state Assemblyman Felipe J. Fuentes III (D-Sylmar) in March to represent them on the City Council, but that job won't begin...
Anticipating the day when drones will be a routine sight in California skies, lawmakers have proposed tax breaks to encourage companies to build the unmanned aircraft in this state and restrictions to protect the public from invasions of privacy. The...
PolitiCalLawmakers to serve areas left not represented for two years by redistricting....
L.A. NOWA state senator has reintroduced legislation intended to speed the dismissal of teachers for gross misconduct. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) acted in the wake of a state audit concluding that current laws added excessive cost and time to the firing......
PolitiCalAthletes at colleges including UCLA and USC would not lose financial aid if they suffer serious injuries on the field under legislation approved Wednesday by the state Senate and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration....
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