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Assemblyman Mike Gatto Continues Groundbreaking “Wiki Bill” Project

On January 6, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is continuing his groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via an online…

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Buy Time as Bag Ban Is on Hold

On September 30 of this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270, banning grocery and convenience stores from selling single-use plastic bags, but allowing the sale…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Sworn in for Second Term

SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson outlined his ambitious “Agenda for Excellence” for the next four years today in Sacramento as he was sworn in for his second term…

GOVERNOR BROWN APPOINTS New Legislative Secretary

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Camille Wagner as legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor, replacing Gareth Elliott, who has served in that…

Despite Falling Gas Prices, Amtrak California Sets Ridership Records

SACRAMENTO – Over one of the busiest travel period of the year, Californians rode trains in unprecedented numbers this Thanksgiving, despite gas prices dipping to their lowest level in six…

99 Cents Only Stores Settle Retail Hazardous Waste Disposal Violations in California

City Attorney Mike Feuer, together with 29 California District and City Attorneys, announced Tuesday that San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Bob McNatt has approved a settlement with Los Angeles-based…

Bullet-Train Between LA and SF Needed?

Bullet-Train Between LA and SF Needed?

By Nick Kipley When construction started on the 605 Freeway in 1963, the population of the entire State of California was roughly what the population of the Los Angeles mega-region…

Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of…

Recent Case of Measles in Long Beach Connected to Disneyland Outbreak

Recent Case of Measles in Long Beach Connected to Disneyland Outbreak

The City Health Officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, announced recently that there is one confirmed case of measles associated with a recent outbreak affecting multiple counties in California and Utah. The…

Countywide Services Division Acquires Three Trailing Canines

Countywide Services Division Acquires Three Trailing Canines

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has added three new canines to its repertoire, increasing the level of service and speed to the communities we serve. Coda, a Hanovarian Hound,…

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