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  • California Supreme Court to decide fate of redevelopment agencies today

    California Supreme Court to decide fate of redevelopment agencies today
    The California Supreme Court will decide the fate of hundreds of redevelopment agencies Thursday in a ruling on the legality of using $1.7 billion of their revenues to balance the state budget. During a hearing in November, the state high court...
  • Political Landscape: Brown signs two bills, vetoes another

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation by two local lawmakers this week, but vetoed a bill introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La CaƱada Flintridge). A bill prohibiting cities from banning male circumcision, introduced by Mike...
  • Brown vetoes bill impacting future Walmarts, extends film tax credits

    Brown vetoes bill impacting future Walmarts, extends film tax credits
    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have hindered the construction of Wal-Mart Supercenters and other big-box stores by requiring cities and counties to prepare economic-impact reports first. He said SB 469, by Sen. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego), would...
  • Cities grapple with redevelopment decision

    Cities grapple with redevelopment decision
    The California Supreme Court decision on Thursday that the state was within its power to abolish local redevelopment agencies could have significant repercussions for Burbank and Glendale. The court's decision was the worst possible outcome for those who...
  • Tanning salon owners feel burned amid state tax, law banning minors

    Tanning salon owners feel burned amid state tax, law banning minors
    Tanning salons in Burbank and Glendale are bracing for the impact of a law that bans minors from using ultraviolet tanning beds. Previously, teens 14 to 18 could tan in a salon with signed permission from a parent. The new law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Lawmakers plan future battles

    Lawmakers plan future battles
    Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election. Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
  • Was anybody looking? Were you?

    A new law gives South Pasadena greater sway in the controversial Long Beach (710) Freeway extension debate. Another that bans minors from ultraviolet tanning beds will surely impact local salons. And opponents of a Walmart in Burbank won’t be able...
  • Gov. Brown has been too generous

    Did I vote for Jerry Brown because he was a frugal politician? He seems to be very generous with our money — the people’s money. The campaign assistance he got from the prison guards was generous. Then his generosity extended to a few of...
  • Political Landscape: Governor rules on last-minute bills

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed several pieces of legislation by local lawmakers just before the Oct. 9 deadline, including a controversial firearm bill, but vetoed others, such as one designed to put more rapists behind bars. The new firearm law authored by...
  • Man who fatally shot La Crescenta girl on prom night gets parole

    A man who shot a 17-year-old La Crescenta high school girl to death after her prom night celebration has been granted parole despite opposition from the Orange County district attorney’s office. Paul Crowder has been in prison for nearly 20 years...
  • With redevelopment money frozen, cities forced to tap into general fund

    Burbank and Glendale have committed to spending a combined $1.3 million in general fund money on projects and programs that would normally have been paid for with redevelopment funds — a consequence of the legal standstill over Sacramento’s...
  • Gatto warns of trigger cuts

    Gatto warns of trigger cuts
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) told local educators this week to prepare for mid-year budget cuts that will be automatically triggered in December if state revenues fall more than $4 billion below projections. “If I had to predict, I would...