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California Plastic Bag Ban: Statewide Law Will Completely Ban Plastic Bags In California When Bill Is Signed

41 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

A California plastic bag ban will represent the first statewide law put into effect. On Friday, the state’s legislature voted on a ban on plastic grocery bags, which concludes the two-year session on the measure. If the bill is signed, all grocery plastic bags will be banned. Show More Summary

Surprise Bonbons from California!

There's more to Sonoma County than wine. The young people there make good music. What a treat it was to find this on YouTube!California Summer Music 2014 Chamber Music FinaleSonoma State University - Green Music CenterNoah L. and Darius Soo Hoo, Violins, Sean O., Cello]

Lawmakers Reject Background Checks for Ammunition Purchasers

On August 30, the California State Senate rejected SB 53, a bill introduced by incoming Senate president Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. According to the Los Angeles Times, the measure...Show More Summary

California Museum Sends Disputed Artefacts to Thailand

Ban Chiang pottery The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana city of California United States has sent 557 artefacts believed to be from the Ban Chiang archaeological site in Udon Thani province back to Thailand. The shipment resulted from an agreement...Show More Summary

Report: Andrew Cuomo Did Unsavory Thing Everyone Already Suspected He Did

by Alex Pareene It’s not a perfect measure of partisan leaning, but according to the 2012 election results, New York is more Democratic than California and Minnesota, two states where Democrats control the entirety of the state governments, and where things have not yet completely collapsed in a morass of welfare handouts and tax hikes. […]

HomoQuotable - Robert Oscar Lopez

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Dear Governor Brown, I work for you. I am an Associate Professor of English and Classics at California State University-Northridge. I know that a bill, AB 1951, sponsored by Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles, may reach your desk for signature soon. Show More Summary

USC vs. Stanford Complete Game Preview

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 6, 3:30 p.m. ET WHERE: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California TV: ABC The Steve Sarkisian era of USC football began with a bang in a 52-13 rout of Fresno State Saturday. The Trojans have little time to revel inShow More Summary

Illinois Racing Against California for Biggest Pension Disaster

7 hours agoNews : Reason

We’ve noted that California’s modestly bipartisan efforts to reform public employee pensions have collapsed and the state’s pension program is now giving a big humbs up to workers spiking the system with a host of bonuses. But the Washington...Show More Summary

California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California just scored a major potential win for the environment last Friday, when the State Senate approved the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags. The Senate passed the ban with a 22-15 vote just one day after the controversial

Now Even One Of The Most Democratic States Is Turning On Obama

A Field Poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama's approval rating had dropped to a record low in the staunchly blue state of California. This decline includes the state's most left-leaning cities, which Field's director described as a particularly bad sign for Obama. Show More Summary

Results — CalChess State Championship 2014

This weekend I played in the CalChess (i.e., northern California) state championship, which was well organized and well attended. We had in the neighborhood of 250 to 260 players, which means among other things that we trounced southern California, which had “only” 160 or so. Bay Area Chess, which organized this tournament as well as […]

Recruiting Offers of the Week

One week after landing 3-star California offensive lineman Dru Samia, the Oklahoma Sooners doubled down in the Golden State by offering a pair of 2015 standouts in 4-star receiver Ykili Ross and 4-star linebacker Khaylan Thomas. The 6’2”, 185-pound Ross is a U.S. Show More Summary

Two Catholic Colleges Are Being Forced to Cover Abortions in California

Two Catholic academic institutions in California have been told by the state government that their healthcare programs must cover abortions.

Governor's Race: Can Kashkari Light Spark with Debate?

California voters are paying little attention to the state's gubernatorial race, in which incumbent Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, who enjoys 20-point leads over Republican rival Neel Kashkari, has barely campaigned at all. The two willShow More Summary

Survey: Furniture Companies Dropping Flame Retardants

It's been a good month for sustainable furniture advocates in California. The state's recent update of TB 117, which in effect allows furniture manufacturers to drop flame retardants from their product ingredients, is having a noticeable effect on the industry, according to the Center for Environmental Health. Show More Summary

California Becomes Second State to Guarantee Paid Sick Leave

Just yesterday morning, California become only the second state (after Connecticut) to guarantee at least three paid sick leave days per year. This bill applies not just to restaurant workers, but to nearly all workers in the state of California. Read more...

'Golden Era of Commercialized Cannabis' in California

It has been nearly 20 years since California passed Proposition 215, the landmark bill that created the nation's first medical marijuana market. Since that time, 22 states and the District of Columbia have joined California in putting...Show More Summary

Feds Arrest 20-Year-Old OC Resident Who Allegedly Wanted to Join Islamic State

A 20-year-old California man is in Santa Ana Jail in Orange after federal authorities alleged he was planning to fly to Turkey and join the Islamic State (IS), according to the Orange County Register. Adam Dandach, AKA Fadi Fadi Dandach,...Show More Summary

Drought Becomes Major Issue in #CA07 Election

Since late 2013, California has been experiencing one of the largest, most intense droughts in the state’s history. As of August 26, the U.S. Drought Monitor rates the drought in most of California ‘D4 – Exceptional Drought’, the highest rating

CA State Senate Approves Law Limiting Drone Use by Police

The Atlantic reports that the California State Senate, in an effort to protect the privacy of citizens, has passed legislation that forces police to secure warrants for surveillance before they use drones. If there are exigent circumstances, police will not need a warrant. Show More Summary

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