| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:59 PM
A windstorm-driven measure requiring power companies to update emergency plans and coordinate better with local governments has passed both houses of the state legislature and is awaiting consideration by the governor, according to Assemblyman Anthony...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The state Assembly on Wednesday voted final legislative approval to a ban on carrying unloaded rifles and shotguns openly in public in California cities, with supporters citing recent mass shootings in other states and concern by police officers.
| Sep 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers.
And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:39 PM
A bill to update and streamline state laws for public libraries was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown recently.
SB 1044, introduced by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge), changes several requirements for libraries, including a mandate that they...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would clamp down on unruly behavior of fan at professional sporting events.
The bill requires signs showing the security phone numbers to be posted where spectators...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Although I agree with Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada) that a tunnel for the 710 extension is wrong (“Caltrans can't be trusted with the 710,” Sept. 1) I have to differ with his letter about the 710 extension being built. The...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:31 AM
SACRAMENTO — Admittedly I'm biased about bears. I don't think they're hunted enough in California. I say hunt them down with dogs. Hunt them with drones.
Maybe roll in the tanks.
I've awakened to this conclusion while watching brazen black bears...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Speaking to a crowd already leery of a proposed tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena, a leading smog scientist and asthma researcher warned Tuesday that the roadway could be a health hazard.
“Those of us in the area of air...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A new law inspired by the windstorms that hammered the San Gabriel Valley in 2011 was signed into law over the weekend, forcing utilities to develop emergency management plans and work closely with local cities on how to respond to natural disasters.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:55 AM
A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
With the annual deadline for signing legislation upon Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday, local state lawmakers this week claimed success in seeing several of their proposals become law.
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge), in his final...