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  • Around Town: Citizen of Year banquet is Friday in Newport

    Around Town: Citizen of Year banquet is Friday in Newport
    Jack and Nancy Skinner will be honored as Citizens of the Year at a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night at the Balboa Bay Resort. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will include a no-host cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, a...
  • Governor OKs temporary gun seizures from people judged to be a danger

    Four months after a disturbed man killed six UC Santa Barbara students and wounded 13 others, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people determined by the courts to be a threat to themselves or...
  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • A silver lining from the Isla Vista tragedy: New power to take guns from the unstable

    A silver lining from the Isla Vista tragedy: New power to take guns from the unstable
    The pro-gun crowd will be foaming, but Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law AB 1014, by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that will let family members or police seek a court order to temporarily remove lawfully owned weapons from the home of...
  • Plan to disburse climate change funds challenged by Bay Area officials

     Plan to disburse climate change funds challenged by Bay Area officials
    Bay Area public officials are challenging a state plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to fight climate change by cleaning the air in some of California's poorest and most polluted communities, most of which are in Southern California. The...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill protecting consumers' online reviews

    Californians offering online opinions or reviews of businesses will have new legal protection under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure by Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) aims to crack down on retailers seeking to stop...
  • Political Landscape: Kashkari expected at GOP's Newport HQ

    The Republican Party will mark the opening of its election headquarters next week with a reception featuring Neel Kashkari, the party's gubernatorial nominee, Newport Harbor Republican Women announced in a news release. The grand opening event will be...
  • California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill

    California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill
    A group representing 69 California mayors, including Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove guns from individuals believed to be...
  • 'Gun violence restraining order' measure clears Legislature

    The Assembly gave final approval Friday to a measure that would temporarily remove firearms from potentially dangerous individuals. Lawmakers introduced the measure after the massacre near UC Santa Barbara, when a disturbed man killed six university...
  • Despite fractures among labor, paid sick days bill clears Legislature

    Despite fractures among labor, paid sick days bill clears Legislature
    A bill that would significantly expand working Californians' access to paid time off for sick leave cleared the Legislature early Saturday morning.  The measure by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) would require employers to give their workers...
  • Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

    After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as...