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California State Legislature

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  • Ex-WGA President Patric Verrone Outpaced in State Senate Race

    Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
  • Proposed child abuse reporting law heads to State Senate

    A proposed law aiming to train school employees to better identify signs of child abuse or neglect was approved by the California State Assembly last week and now heads to the State Senate. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, introduced...
  • California Senate Approves Sweetened Movie-TV Tax Credit

    The California State Senate has approved legislation on a 32-2 vote to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its current size to $330 million annually over five years. The vote came on Friday afternoon, two days after...
  • Six Californias? GOP probably wouldn't be helped by bust-up, study finds

    Six Californias? GOP probably wouldn't be helped by bust-up, study finds
    As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers -- in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank -- are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests...
  • Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

    Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
    Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
  • District names principal for Lincoln Elementary

    District names principal for Lincoln Elementary
    A principal has been selected to lead Lincoln Elementary in Newport Beach, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced Friday. Eight district campuses have received new principals since the end of the last school year. Lincoln's top job was the...
  • Jennifer Garner has camera duel with paparazzo recording her family

    Jennifer Garner has camera duel with paparazzo recording her family
    Jennifer Garner turned the camera lens on a paparazzo tracking her and her family. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star recently confronted the shutterbug who was shooting video of the actress and her three children during a casual trip to the Pacific...
  • Newton R. Russell

    It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Newton Russell announces the passing of our adored and greatly loved husband, father, and grandfather (Pop Pop). He fought a difficult and courageous battle against lung cancer. He went home to be with his...
  • Halle Berry throws way back for new baby boy's name

    Halle Berry throws way back for new baby boy's name
    Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez have selected a throwback name for their baby boy. The tot, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, will be called Maceo Robert Martinez, according to several reports. Maceo means "gift...
  • State government may give nod to fire rings

    The California State Legislature is on course to make a stand in support of fire rings by passing a resolution set to be heard by the Senate next week. Assemblyman Travis Allen's non-binding resolution asks state legislators to support the protection of...
  • Glendale to buy local power

    The City Council established earlier this week a new state-mandated program for Glendale Water & Power to purchase locally generated renewable energy. The council passed an ordinance on Tuesday adopting a so-called feed-in tariff program under which...