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  • Olympian Kate Hansen returns home to La Cañada

    Olympian Kate Hansen returns home to La Cañada
    LA CAÑADA — Living out her dream at 80-plus miles an hour upon the storied stage of the Winter Olympics for all to see across television screens, Internet streams, newspaper covers and social media platforms, Kate Hansen smiled wide, shined bright...
  • Crews rally in Burbank to support California's film tax credit

    More than 1,000 entertainment industry workers gathered in Burbank on Saturday, launching a campaign to support an expansion of California's film and TV tax credit program. The rally, organized by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, drew an...
  • Calif. lawmakers seek constitutional convention on Citizens United

    The California Senate gave final approval Monday to a measure asking Congress to call a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Citizens United court decision that eliminated limits on corporate spending in elections. Sen. Mark...
  • California Constitution: Start from scratch

    To the editor: So California's Constitution is cluttered with special-interest bric-a-brac because amending it is too easy? True; unfortunately, the remedy proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) is too modest (55% voter approval) and omits...
  • Film production tax break bill closer to final passage

    Film production tax break bill closer to final passage
    Legislation to stem so-called runaway film production by offering a tax break for California productions is getting close to final passage. The proposal, AB 1839 by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate...
  • Legislation to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits Advances

    Legislation to expand California's film and TV tax incentives has cleared its first hurdle in the State Senate, a month after the Assembly approved the bill unanimously. The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved Assembly Bill 1839 on a 4-0...
  • California film tax credit bill moves closer to passage

    California lawmakers could soon take action to stem the flight of television and movie productions to other states and foreign countries. Legislation to renew and possibly expand a 5-year-old state income-tax break for shooting in the Golden State...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal intensifies water bond negotiations

    Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal intensifies water bond negotiations
    Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a drastically cheaper water bond set off a fresh round of negotiations in the Capitol on Wednesday, as lawmakers and stakeholders seek to craft a plan that addresses the state's myriad water needs without a bloated price tag....
  • Col. Nancy Sumner named Veteran of the Year

    Col. Nancy Sumner named Veteran of the Year
    A retired California Air National Guard colonel whose career spans from serving military operations in the Middle East to aiding veterans back home was named Veteran of the Year on Wednesday. Col. Nancy Sumner was singled out by Assemblyman Mike Gatto...
  • Policy committee approves film retention bill

    A bill that would expand tax credits for movie studios that stay and film in California was approved 6-0 this week by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. AB 1839, also known as the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of...
  • Legislation to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits Proceeds Without a Key Figure

    When California's state Assembly gave unanimous approval recently to legislation that would expand film and TV tax incentives, it did so with a key figure left blank in bill AB 1839: The amount of money to be budgeted for the credits. While Los Angeles...