CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 |
Hoping to build on momentum for changing the country's immigration laws, busloads of immigrants from throughout California are descending on Sacramento on Monday to push for a half dozen bills at the state level. About 500 immigrants from as far away as San Diego are expected to participate in Monday's 17 th annual Immigrant Day, meeting with lawmakers and their staffs to advocate for priority bills, according to Reshma Shamasunder, executive director of the California Immigrant Policy Center.
April 7, 2013 |
Finally, there's legislation that proposes reasonable solutions to the tortuous procedure for firing the worst teachers in California. The teachers who routinely screen movies instead of giving instruction, who denigrate their students, ignore them, harass them or even physically abuse them - yet who can appeal the firing process for years, during which the schools still must pay their salaries. Several reform-oriented bills went overboard to fix this. Under one, teachers suspected of abusive behavior would have had no avenue to appeal their dismissal.
October 4, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that was heavily lobbied by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and aimed at boosting sales of high-tech goods and services. Four measures, part of a package of 18 business-friendly bills approved Friday, seek to ease the regulatory burden on developers of smartphone-based payment systems; reverse a retroactive tax hike on investors in small start-up companies, and create a "Made in California" program to help market innovative, locally manufactured consumer products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1994
Pornographic news racks will never appear in Simi Valley again due to the signing of AB 17 by Gov. Wilson. Four years ago, I participated in an effort to stop pornographic news racks in Simi Valley, which proliferated around town like a cancer. After several hundred people went to the City Council, the city acted to get rid of these news racks. A couple of years later, summer of 1992, some news racks came back, and again we organized to get rid of them. And we did. The fight is now over.
July 8, 2002
You are right in calling AB 2958 a shameful outrage, but you glossed over another disturbing fact ("Pull In Phone Monopoly... ," editorial, July 1). When it came time for the Assembly to vote, only one member, Rod Pacheco (R-Riverside), wondered about the validity of a bill that is backed by SBC Communications--which, we found, underreported its net income by $2 billion between 1997 and 1999 alone (that translates to $350 million due to customers under profit-sharing)--and is opposed by numerous consumer groups throughout the state.
August 29, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO — A trio of bills aimed at preventing abuses in the sale of high-mileage vehicles by Buy Here Pay Here used-car dealers appears to be winning strong bipartisan support and heading toward the governor's desk. Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) won final passage Monday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has 30 days to sign or veto it. Feuer's bill, AB 1447, requires the seller to provide a one-month or 1,000-mile written warranty to a buyer. On Tuesday, a companion measure, SB 956 by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance)