CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1990
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Yaffe issued a court order Monday stopping the cities of Azusa, Lynwood and Pasadena from enforcing ordinances designed to stop aerial malathion spraying by banning low-altitude formation flying. Yaffe granted a request from the state for a preliminary injunction, saying that local ordinances cannot restrict the state during emergency eradication programs, such as the one developed for the 11-month-old Medfly infestation in Southern California.
June 3, 1993
The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday regulating the sale and possession of aerosol spray-paint, thick-tipped markers and glass-cutting and etching tools. The law, intended to curb graffiti, takes effect Aug. 1. It is similar to ordinances passed by cities throughout the Southeast area. The law will require store owners to keep the items in locked cabinets or in store areas that are inaccessible without employee help.