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  • Bills about fur labeling, declawing, pet insurance and animal neglect are approved by California lawmakers

     
    Several bills affecting animals have made their way through the California Legislature in recent months and are poised to become law if they are signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here's a roundup of recent legislative efforts to help animals in......
  • Banks appear close to killing foreclosure-prevention bill

     
    The year's last big mortgage foreclosure-prevention bill is on life support and its author is racing to revive it before the California Legislature recesses Tuesday night. The measure by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) fell 14 votes short of the......
  • Webliography: Top-Two voting systems

     
    The February 22 vote in Chicago pitting any number of mayoral hopefuls against one another is not technically a "Top-Two" primary of the sort that has generated controversy elsewhere. Ours will be an election with a run-off between the top......
  • Cadmium: California and the U.S. target toxic jewelry

     
    A bill to ban jewelry containing detectable levels of cadmium has passed the California Legislature and awaits the signature of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) would ban sales of jewelry in California...
  • From Kaisercare to Hillarycare

    If you happen to have been a reader of The Times in 1918, you'd probably be terrified to see the German-speaking Arnold Schwarzenegger linked to anything having to do with healthcare reform. Of course, times change, and so has the paper's editorial stance...
  • No minorities? No comment!

    Cecilia Rasmussen's fine Nov. 11 story about the Drye family's noble personal fight against racist post-war housing covenants in Los Angeles begs an obvious Cold Copy question: What did the L.A. Times itself editorialize about the xenophobic, racist and...
  • Calif. License Plates May Go Electronic, Have Ads

    Calif. License Plates May Go Electronic, Have Ads
    SACRAMENTO -- 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...
  • California Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana

    California Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana
    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...
  • California Legislature finally approves budget deal

    California Legislature finally approves budget deal
    After a grueling 20-hour session, California lawmakers approved a budget package Friday that would close most of the state's $26.3-billion deficit with deep, broad cuts to state government. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would sign the legislation...
  • Letter: Don't sacrifice fair

    COSTA MESA — Current and past Orange County Fair Board members sent an open letter to the California Legislature urging lawmakers to reject the fairgrounds' sale deal between the state, Costa Mesa and a real estate company, and calling it "deeply...
  • Political Landscape

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) addressed everything from terrorist trials to Sacramento shenanigans at a Glendale Kiwanis Club meeting Aug. 28. While the club is used to lighter fare, the six-term Congressman explained his bill inspired by the cases of...