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California State Legislature

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  • 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...
  • Facing crisis in homeland, Filipinos in Central Valley take action

    Facing crisis in homeland, Filipinos in Central Valley take action
    DELANO, Calif. — By 4:30 a.m. the line was out the door at the tiny Fil Bake Shop. Farmworkers were picking up pandesal — Filipino sweet bread — for another day in the fields. Lourdes Talactac chirped "good morning" and asked customers...
  • Successful state Senate candidates raise an average of $1 million

    Successful state Senate candidates raise an average of $1 million
    SACRAMENTO -- Got $1 million? That is how much, on average, it costs to win a seat in the California State Senate, according to MapLight, the nonpartisan research group that studies money’s influence on politics. The group looked at how much...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' tried to hang with San Francisco politicians

    'Shrimp Boy' tried to hang with San Francisco politicians
    SACRAMENTO -- There’s no shortage of offbeat characters in San Francisco who are drawn to City Hall. Willie Brown was harassed by an Elvis impersonator. Gavin Newsom was stalked by a man wearing purple latex gloves. Democratic strategist Nathan...
  • 3 GOP senators introduce resolution to expel Sen. Rod Wright

    3 GOP senators introduce resolution to expel Sen. Rod Wright
    SACRAMENTO -- A trio of Republican state senators introduced a resolution Wednesday to expel Sen. Roderick Wright after he was convicted of eight felonies, and they say they will ask for a Senate vote on the measure Thursday. The motion is expected to...
  • Senate GOP leader Huff moves to suspend Wright and Calderon

    Senate GOP leader Huff moves to suspend Wright and Calderon
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate Republican leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar introduced resolutions Wednesday that would suspend Democratic Sens. Roderick Wright and Ronald Calderon as a backup in case a separate motion to expel Wright fails. Wright was granted a...
  • In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far

    In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far
    MEXICO CITY — When historians write about 21st century Los Angeles, they'll probably observe that Eric Garcetti was the second Spanish-speaking L.A. mayor in a row to make an official visit to the Mexican capital. They may also note how trips such...
  • Three GOP state senators call for vote to expel Roderick Wright

    Three GOP state senators call for vote to expel Roderick Wright
    SACRAMENTO – Three Republican state senators called Tuesday for an immediate vote on expelling state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) a week after he was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud. Steve Knight of...
  • Natural Perspectives: Time for weeklong celebration of native plants

    In September, the California State Legislature designated an annual California Native Plant Week to begin each year on April 17. Sunday marks the first such celebration of our state's abundant natural plant heritage. A native plant is any species that...
  • Art day brings out the community

    Becky Mate is a one-woman band. In 1998, this Glendale resident founded International Art Day in the backyard and lobby of her modest Lexington Drive apartment. This year, Mayor Laura Friedman drafted a proclamation recognizing Art Day as the second...