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  • Social media wrap: Schwarzenegger, Newsom, Brown and others react to Prop. 8 ruling online

     
    Federal judge in San Francisco rules that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions....
  • AltCar Expo offers alt cars that can actually be driven ... by you

     
    We've been hearing about them for months: The all-electric Nissan Leaf, the extended-range electric Chevrolet Volt, the Mercedes-Benz B-class F-cell. During this weekend's AltCar Expo at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 20 alternative-propulsion...
  • Toxic chemical rules are on Brown's agenda

     
    As Congress struggles to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, California in the next few months is expected to issue comprehensive rules curbing chemicals in consumer products such as toys, cosmetics and plastics. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Frank...
  • BPA ban passes California state Senate

     
    The legislation, sponsored by State Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and State Assembly member Betsy Butler (D-Marina Del Ray) would ban BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups made or sold after July 1, 2013. It would also require manufacturers to use the...
  • Sen. Harman wants to veto senior rights bill

    In late August, state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) missed a vote on a bill that would stiffen penalties against people who defraud senior citizens and tighten banking regulations. Harman's absence had no bearing on the outcome, as Senate Democrats...
  • California's EPA waiver

    California's EPA waiver
    Fran Pavley was one week into her term in the California Assembly in 2001 when she took up the cause of two environmental organizations -- the Bluewater Network and the Sierra Club -- and pioneered a landmark law to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases...
  • Construction begins on Malibu's 'environmental cleaning machine'

     
    Veteran surfers joined forces with the Malibu City Council today to launch construction of Legacy Park, the centerpiece of the city???s $50-million-plus plan to clean up polluted water in Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon and famed Surfrider Beach. ???Legacy...
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger signs mortgage overhaul bills

     
    In a flurry of end-of-session bill signings, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved seven new laws that provide a range of consumer protections to home-mortgage holders. AB 260 by Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) tightens restrictions on mortgage brokers so...
  • Schwarzenegger approves mortgage laws

     
    If you've got a mortgage, there are several new laws designed to protect you in one way or another. In a flurry of end-of-session bill signings, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved new laws that, among other things, tighten restrictions on mortgage......
  • California enacts law to encourage stormwater reuse

     
    During the wet season, the city of L.A. sends 100 million gallons of stormwater into the Pacific each day. That water had, for many years, been handled as pollution, since the water produced in rainstorms picks up various effluents that......
  • California's 'psychology of influence' to slash energy use

     
    Psychologists call it the norm to conform. A well-known behavioral phenomenon that prompts people to mimic the actions of their peers, this subtle psychological trick is now used by utilities to cut their consumers’ electricity use. Providing...
  • Bisphenol A: Should there be laws?

     
    The Food and Drug Administration's about-face on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is used to harden the plastic of sippy cups and baby bottles and to seal the inside of tin cans, could spur the adoption of bills in......