| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Lawmakers on Thursday shelved plans to require state licenses for medical marijuana shops and condom use by adult film actors, among dozens of other measures.
They also halted a plan that would have closed a loophole in Proposition 13, the state's...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nearly two years ago, Los Angeles County voters passed Measure B, a controversial ballot proposal requiring adult film actors to use condoms when performing sex scenes. The law was presented to voters as a public health measure designed to prevent workers...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:30 AM
As Hollywood battles to keep movie and TV shows from leaving the state, another local industry — adult entertainment — is fleeing Los Angeles.
At least that's the picture that emerges from the latest data on location filming in the region....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The leave of absence by Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has left the 40-person state Senate with just one African American member, a situation that is sparking concern about a lack of diversity.
Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Warning that truancy has reached a crisis level in California elementary schools, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and half a dozen lawmakers proposed a raft of bills Monday aimed at keeping kids in school.
Harris said 30% of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Citing the recent death of a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport, state legislators on Friday called for committee hearings to assess worker safety at California airports.
Although Cal/OSHA is looking into the death of Cesar A....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:51 AM
SACRAMENTO -- An attorney who aided an investigation that resulted in fines against lobbyist Kevin Sloat said the settlement of the matter approved Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission falls short and fails to address some of the most...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's political ethics agency signed off Thursday on a $133,500 fine for a lobbyist who made improper campaign contributions to elected officials, but the attorney whose lawsuit triggered the investigation is not satisfied.
| May 27, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A bill that would require condoms to be used in all adult films produced in California narrowly cleared the Assembly on Tuesday.
Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), the measure's author, said he sought to bring workplace safety standards,...
| May 28, 2014
Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns.
Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A measure that would require condom use in adult movies filmed in California cleared its final Assembly committee hurdle Wednesday.
Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) presented his measure, which also would require performers to be tested for...