| Jun 20, 2010
As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more prevalent, the next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching - ad-blaring license plates.
The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:25 AM
A California bill that would allow license plates to blare advertisements electronically will be considered by lawmakers with the intention to help fill the state's budget deficit.
As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more...
| Mar 8, 2010
Both houses of the California Legislature have approved a Democratic bill attempting to end three-day-a-month furloughs for nearly 80,000 state employees.
The measure by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg approved Monday would reverse some of the...
| Sep 11, 2009
For many who join the select club of 120 known as the California Legislature, everything changes. Once inside, they find an army of lobbyists and corporate executives at their disposal, more than eager to shower them with food, drink, travel and -- in...
| Oct 28, 2009
The California Legislature took another step on the path toward legalizing marijuana. The Assembly Public Safety Committee heard arguments on both sides of the volatile issue as it considered the legal, criminal and financial consequences of legalizing...
| Nov 1, 2000
Steve Allen, the zany comedian and witty social commentator whose career zipped at warp speed from one occupation to the next--from hosting the original "Tonight" show to lecturing about morality to composing thousands of songs--has died in Encino at...
| Jun 16, 1991
In March, Janet Jackson signed an unprecedented $40-million record contract. Nine days later brother Michael got a deal that guaranteed $65 million-plus. Suddenly, the recording business is looking like baseball with its escalating contracts. Will there...