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  • Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

    Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law
    Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.
  • Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

    Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program
    David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home. In short, Dowell loves living and working in California, he said. But if he has...

    Letter: Plastic bag ban leads to more dog waste

    More than a year ago, on Aug. 20, 2013, a letter from Paddi Thomas of Glendale was published in the News-Press Mailbag, appropriately titled, “No plastic bags mean more dog waste in Glendale.” Well, since the city of Los Angeles’ own ban...

    Ron Kaye: Facing the state's day of reckoning

    Ron Kaye: Facing the state's day of reckoning
    Gov. Pete Wilson suffered a power outage over his Prop. 187 assault on illegal immigrants. Gov. Gray Davis self-destructed over runaway spending policies that hurt just about everybody. And the politically ambivalent Arnold Schwarzenegger's big ideas went...

    Guest column: Bill would thwart certain shakedown lawsuits

    The Civil Justice Assn. of California congratulates California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto on his bill AB 227, which is currently on Gov. Brown's desk awaiting signature. This bill, if signed, will help to curb an area of abusive Proposition 65 lawsuits....