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SANTA MONICA MIRROR: Path Set For Potential Closure Of Santa Monica Airport

March 28, 2014

The exact future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is still in the balance. Yet, after nearly four hours of public testimony Tuesday evening, one thing appears relatively certain: SMO, if ever shut down, would not become Century City West.

Just the same, the Santa Monica City Council gave direction just before midnight on Tuesday to essentially find a way to either limit SMO’s current operations or shut down the airport completely.

CAPITOL PUBLIC RADIO: (Lieu) bill Would Ease Restrictions on Inmate DNA Evidence Tests

March 20, 2014

A DNA evidence test can be a powerful tool for a person wrongfully convicted of a crime. Now a California lawmaker wants to make it easier for inmates to request one. To read and listen to the complete story, click on the link below.

Inmates in California prisons can already request DNA tests of evidence from their cases. But Democratic State Senator Ted Lieu says the process is cumbersome and presents numerous hurdles for prisoners. He's introduced a bill to streamline the process.

USC's NEON TOMMY: The Hot Seat: 28th District State Senator Ted Lieu

March 19, 2014

State Sen. Ted Lieu, 28th District, was interviewed by Max Schwartz of The Hot Seat on March 14 and discussed issues of state and district importance, including the current session, the drought, his district and California's "creative economy." The two also talked about the senator's committees. Listen to the 30-minute interview HERE:

VENTURA COUNTY STAR: Simi police chief urges lawmakers to let cities regulate massage businesses

March 11, 2014

By Timm Herdt
SACRAMENTO — Amid widespread concerns that illicit businesses posing as massage providers are offering sexual services, local government officials and law enforcement authorities on Monday urged lawmakers to give cities broad power to regulate massage businesses.

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