A month after he was convicted of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen.
State Senate President Pro Tem
Calderon may choose to follow Wright's lead and take a paid leave of absence too. So Californians will be paying the full salary of two senators, who are essentially on vacation – one a convicted felon and the other charged with pushing legislation for bribes.
Steinberg’s office told
Pot initiatives fading for 2014, Capitol Weekly
The field of marijuana initiatives for California's November ballot has been cut in half in less than two weeks, leaving proponents of the two remaining measures in a narrower race for money and momentum while other drug advocates say the next presidential election in 2016 offers a greater chance for success.
Downfall, Los Angeles Magazine
Do CA electeds really believe pot is healthier than e-cigarettes? Cal Watchdog.com
E-cigarettes that are far healthier than the normal kind remain under siege in California. Why? Cigarettes just aren't OK with the cool kids running the Golden State — unless we're talking about marijuana cigarettes. How odd.
First step toward fracking ban in L.A. taken by land use panel, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles City Council committee took a first step Tuesday toward banning hydraulic fracturing and other disputed practices tied to oil extraction, winning cheers and applause from a packed auditorium.
Two L.A. River Recreational Zones a Possibility This Summer, KCET
This summer, Angelenos might get a double treat. There are plans underway to open both the Glendale Narrows and the Sepulveda section of the Los Angeles River for recreation.