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  • California lawmakers hope to turn your license plates into mini electronic billboards

     
    I spy a license plate with an ad for the next "Sex and the City" movie? If the California Legislature has its way, those big flashy and fancy LED billboards won't be the only thing to get your attention --......
  • California lawmakers consider license plates that flash ads

     
    Motorists are used to seeing digital billboards that flash ads. But is the California Legislature's flirtation with license plate ads a bad sign? That’s what some motorists are saying as a state Assembly committee toys with the idea of issuing......
  • California Assembly votes to pass bill banning BPA from baby bottles

     
    On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to pass a bill that would ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act, or SB 797, would......
  • Hollywood tax credits, one year later

     
    The California Legislature adopted its first tax incentives for film and TV production one year ago, authorizing $100 million to $200 million in annual tax breaks through June 2014 for projects filmed in the state. Last week, the Schwarzenegger...
  • Proposition 8, Judge Walker and our short memories

     
    The political radar has been picking up bits of chaff about the Proposition 8 ruling and U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, the gist of it being that, well, of course the judge supports same-sex marriage rights – he’s gay. That kind of...
  • The clock is ticking for Prop. 18

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature are in a race against time to get Proposition 18, California's water bond, off the Nov. 2 ballot. Two bills were amended Thursday that would allow for Proposition 18 to be pushed back to the Nov....
  • Bills about fur labeling, declawing, pet insurance and animal neglect are approved by California lawmakers

     
    Several bills affecting animals have made their way through the California Legislature in recent months and are poised to become law if they are signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here's a roundup of recent legislative efforts to help animals in......
  • Banks appear close to killing foreclosure-prevention bill

     
    The year's last big mortgage foreclosure-prevention bill is on life support and its author is racing to revive it before the California Legislature recesses Tuesday night. The measure by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) fell 14 votes short of the......
  • Webliography: Top-Two voting systems

     
    The February 22 vote in Chicago pitting any number of mayoral hopefuls against one another is not technically a "Top-Two" primary of the sort that has generated controversy elsewhere. Ours will be an election with a run-off between the top......
  • Cadmium: California and the U.S. target toxic jewelry

     
    A bill to ban jewelry containing detectable levels of cadmium has passed the California Legislature and awaits the signature of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) would ban sales of jewelry in California...
  • From Kaisercare to Hillarycare

    If you happen to have been a reader of The Times in 1918, you'd probably be terrified to see the German-speaking Arnold Schwarzenegger linked to anything having to do with healthcare reform. Of course, times change, and so has the paper's editorial stance...
  • No minorities? No comment!

    Cecilia Rasmussen's fine Nov. 11 story about the Drye family's noble personal fight against racist post-war housing covenants in Los Angeles begs an obvious Cold Copy question: What did the L.A. Times itself editorialize about the xenophobic, racist and...