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Jenny January 22, 2015

On January 6, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is continuing his groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via an online Wiki. Citizens can visit the “Wiki bill’s” website, and by using an interface similar toWikipedia’s, they can propose, draft, and edit a bill, which Gatto […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

On September 30 of this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270, banning grocery and convenience stores from selling single-use plastic bags, but allowing the sale of more environmentally inoffensive, reusable bags made by certified third party manufacturers. These bags, which have to meet standards for labeling, durability, material makeup, and […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson outlined his ambitious “Agenda for Excellence” for the next four years today in Sacramento as he was sworn in for his second term as chief of California’s public school system and leader of the California Department of Education. “During my first term, we have begun transforming education in […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Camille Wagner as legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor, replacing Gareth Elliott, who has served in that role since 2011. Elliott will pursue opportunities in the private sector, and last week was appointed to the University of California Board of Regents by […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Over one of the busiest travel period of the year, Californians rode trains in unprecedented numbers this Thanksgiving, despite gas prices dipping to their lowest level in six years. November ridership and revenue reports for Amtrak California are in and boast impressive gains. The Pacific Surfliner, the 2nd busiest intercity rail corridor in […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

City Attorney Mike Feuer, together with 29 California District and City Attorneys, announced Tuesday that San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Bob McNatt has approved a settlement with Los Angeles-based 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, that includes over two million dollars in civil penalties and costs, supplemental environmental projects, and enhanced environmental compliance efforts. “This […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

By Nick Kipley When construction started on the 605 Freeway in 1963, the population of the entire State of California was roughly what the population of the Los Angeles mega-region is today; therefore, California’s freeway system now far exceeds the number of commuters it was originally planned for, even though it effectively connects our many […]

Jenny January 22, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of students suspended. This marks the second year in a row of declines in both areas. The new figures come at a time when the California […]

Jenny January 20, 2015

Residents in south Anaheim Guinida Lane’s neighborhood took a lesson from history books on the morning of Saturday, Jan 10. ‘Paul Revere’ rode his horse, bell ringing loudly, signaling Paul Revere Park was officially open. Located adjacent to Paul Revere Elementary School, the Paul Revere Park dedication event welcomed hundreds of local residents and friends […]

Jenny January 20, 2015

by Vickie Vértiz State data recently released shows that Orange Country police are arresting less women and more men who are involved in sex work, said the Register. One reason for the change is that some agencies now consider sex workers as “victims of abuse rather than criminals,” said the paper, and are connecting some […]