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  • DMV to issue classic license plates

    The Department of Motor Vehicles will soon begin issuing nostalgic black license plates with yellow lettering as part of a piece of legislation that was signed into law in 2012. The department will also soon begin sending yellow license plates with black...
  • Proposed child abuse reporting law heads to State Senate

    A proposed law aiming to train school employees to better identify signs of child abuse or neglect was approved by the California State Assembly last week and now heads to the State Senate. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, introduced...
  • 'X-Prize' bill heads to state Senate

    Anyone with a good idea about how to streamline state government could receive $25,000 as part of a bill approved by the state Assembly on Friday. AB 2138, also known as the “X-Prize” bill and introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver...
  • Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts

    Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts
    Local lawmakers expressed frustrationthis week that Gov. Jerry Brown ordered $1 billion in mid-year cuts, pointing to the move as proof of the inability of Democratic and Republican legislators to work together. Among the cuts triggered by lower-than-...
  • Armenian Genocide law goes back to court

    A federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to a California law that has resulted in lawsuits against insurance companies on behalf of victims of the Armenian Genocide. The state law, passed in 2000, extends the statute of limitations for life...
  • Gatto's senior account bill passes Assembly

    A bill designed to protect senior citizens and others from having their bank accounts drained passed the state Assembly recently by a 69-0 vote. The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), stipulates that funds in bank accounts...
  • Lawmakers plan future battles

    Lawmakers plan future battles
    Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election. Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
  • New exec takes on antidrug coalition

    A fixture in local politics has been appointed to lead the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition as its new executive director to help strengthen community partnerships. Suzy Jacobs, who worked for state Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly...
  • Liu and Gatto look to supermajority

    With Democrats securing a supermajority in both state houses, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) may find it easier to push their agendas through to the governor’s desk, but they both said they...
  • The clock winds down

    As the clock ticks toward the Feb. 1 deadline for dismantling redevelopment agencies, officials in the tri-city area are taking different approaches — from playing wait-and-see to pressing local lawmakers to reach a legislative compromise that would...
  • Opening shot fired in senate campaign

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) took the podium Tuesday night at City Hall and called on city officials to push their local lawmakers to fight for their power of redevelopment. But this wasn’t Pasadena. It was in a city that...
  • Political landscape: Court tosses videographer's appeal

    An appellate court dismissed an appeal last week by a Burbank employee who was ordered in October 2010 to stay at least 10 yards away from a former aide for Assemblyman Mike Gatto, ruling that the one-year restraining order had expired and the appeal...