| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:40 PM
A proposed law requiring a Vernon battery recycler to get a final permit to operate by 2015 or shut down was approved Thursday morning by the California Senate.
The bill by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) targets Exide Technologies, one of the world'...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Key legislative opponents of a bill to ban plastic single-use grocery bags in California have negotiated changes that they say will allow them to support a new measure and help it win enough votes to pass this year.
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:52 PM
SACRAMENTO—The head of the state toxics department told a state Senate hearing Wednesday that she is working hard to correct the agency's problems regulating hazardous waste and is seeking increased funding and other changes to beef up key areas....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:44 PM
SACRAMENTO — Immigrants who are in California illegally should have access to health insurance through a state version of the Affordable Care Act, the head of the Legislature's Latino caucus said Friday.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:32 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The head of the California Legislative Latino Caucus proposed Friday that immigrants in the country illegally be allowed to get healthcare coverage through a state program similar to that provided through Obamacare.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday.
The Jan. 15 hearing in Sacramento will address...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:50 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A political committee tied to the California Legislature's Latino caucus is shutting down after drawing controversy for one of its donations.
The group, called Yes We Can, notified state officials on Tuesday that it plans to end...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:19 PM
SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Monday formally denied involvement in a controversial contribution to a nonprofit linked to state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello).
The state Fair Political Practices Commission had...
| Dec 15, 2013
One by one, hour after hour Saturday in a ballroom at Cal State Los Angeles, residents, elected officials and activists from southeast Los Angeles pleaded with an air district hearing board to shut down a Vernon battery recycler accused of endangering...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:34 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Citing allegations in an FBI affidavit, the state’s ethics agency notified state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday that it may launch an investigation into whether he violated campaign finance rules by directing a donation...