| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Lone motorists would be able to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours on some of Los Angeles County’s most congested freeways under legislation approved by the state Assembly.
The measure would allow single-occupant vehicles to use high-...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:11 AM
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking orders for license plates that mirror ones issued from the 1950s to the 1970s -- a program established under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake).
The state needs 7,500...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:38 AM
For an extra $50, California car enthusiasts will soon be able to order vintage license plates, including the black plates with yellow lettering issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the 1960s, thanks to action taken by Gov. Jerry Brown.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:34 AM
State lawmakers sent two road-related proposals to the governor Tuesday, one that would hike fines for Californians who use a cellphone while driving and another that would exempt hybrid drivers from toll charges in car-pool lanes.
The cellphone bill, SB...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
California lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposed five-year, $500-million extension of the state’s film tax credit, despite opposition from teachers and others to giving Hollywood so much financial help when the state is cutting...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Kayakers and environmental groups would have better access to sections of the Los Angeles River under legislation approved Monday by the state Assembly.
The measure requires the Los Angeles County Flood Control District to provide access to navigable...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing a proposal to better protect sports fans from violence at California's professional football stadiums, hockey arenas and baseball parks.
In the wake of violent incidents across the state, including the 2011 beating of San...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich knows what Republicans in the state Assembly are feeling right now, staring at the prospect of a session where Democrats have a two-thirds majority.
Antonovich was Assembly Republican whip during the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:46 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and vetoed another that would have restricted sheriffs from helping federal authorities detain undocumented...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday approved a two-year extension of the state’s tax credit for films and television shows shot in California, providing up to $200 million in breaks.
The governor agreed that extending the credit program to July 1, 2017, was...