| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:02 AM
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have doubled fines for illegal cellphone use while driving, Laist.com reported.
The bill would have also held bicyclists accountable to the same laws as drivers. The governor said he supports...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:00 AM
It was a busy week at the state capitol as lawmakers scrambled to get bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk before recessing on Friday until January.
One bill written by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) that increases protection for public safety...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The plan to build a bullet train has so many funding uncertainties and so many other details that remain unclear that the state should delay any decision this year to commit billions of dollars to the project, the nonpartisan research branch of the...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week that will require state highway administrators to enter into an agreement with South Pasadena if a surface freeway is to be built through the city.
State and Los Angeles County transportation officials are already...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Los Angeles County will be seeing an influx of criminals as part of the state’s prison realignment plan, and state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) told the LCF City Council Monday night that he is concerned about the plan&...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:09 PM
Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Rep. Howard Berman hasn't had to fight for a job since Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern and M*A*S*H made its television debut.
That was 1972, when he won a state Assembly seat in his first race. Now the...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:42 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2011
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 Cañada Flintridge).
A bill prohibiting cities from banning male circumcision, introduced by Mike...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:39 PM
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...