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  • Tony Scott scaled 18-foot fence in bridge jump

     
    Director Tony Scott suicide: The Vincent Thomas Bridge is California's third largest suspension bridge and towers 185 feet above the water, but suicides there are relatively rare, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said....
  • California lawmakers approve new rules on immigrant detention

     
    A bill that prohibits local law enforcement from holding arrestees on behalf of federal immigration authorities cleared the state Legislature on Friday morning. AB 1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), also known as the Trust Act, awaits...
  • California lawmakers OK plan to shift pot shop regulation to state

     
    A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved by the Assembly's Public Safety Committee....
  • Sex Offenders Would Not Have to Register for Life Under New Bill

    Sex Offenders Would Not Have to Register for Life Under New Bill
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Under a new bill, sex offenders in California would not always be required to register for life. The new measure, approved Tuesday by the State Assembly's Public Safety Committee, would creates a 3 tiered system based on a felon's...
  • Laws redirect thieves from prison to jail

    Recent changes to state law will result in many theft-related crimes formerly charged as felonies to be handled as misdemeanors. Locally, this means many thieves who commit property crimes in La CaƱada Flintridge and surrounding areas will be spending...
  • Former judge fired up on making pot legal

    All right, tell me this doesn't sound a little strange: I'm sitting in Costa Mesa with a silver-haired gent who once ran for Congress as a Republican and used to lock up drug dealers as a federal prosecutor, a man who served as an Orange County judge for...
  • Reefer-tax madness

    Reefer-tax madness
    Today's culture warriors have better things to argue about than pot-smoking hippies, yet federal marijuana laws are still stuck in the Nixon-era days when conservatives feared that reefer madness was destroying the minds of America's youth. Amid that time...
  • Democratic assemblyman to Schwarzenegger: 'You lie!'

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made an unannounced stop at a San Francisco Democratic Party gala Wednesday night -- and wasn???t exactly greeted with open arms. When the Republican governor took the podium and began to speak, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom...
  • Innocuous letter or gubernatorial prank? [Updated]

     
    It reads like an innocuous letter from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, explaining why he vetoed a wonky piece of legislation that would have made changes to ???infrastructure financing districts.??? But hidden in Schwarzenegger???s text is another message: an...
  • Schwarzenegger: A poet who doesn't know it?

     
    It seems like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the opportunity yesterday to send a coded message to State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who famously told the Governor to 'kiss my gay ass' earlier this month. In a tersely worded memo rejecting Ammiano's Port...
  • Schwarzenegger to foe: (Veto) 'you'

     
    by Mark Silva "You lie,'' the lawmaker yelled at the executive. Sound familiar? So may the executive's response: A common, if rough, insult ending with "you.'' But this is not what you may think it is. This is a reported......
  • John Perez is elected Assembly speaker in party-line vote

     
    The California Assembly today elected Los Angeles Democrat John Perez as its leader in the first party-line vote with a challenger in a dozen years, despite recent promises by both sides of bipartisan cooperation over the looming budget crisis. Perez,.......