A bill introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno that would have allowed bars, nightclubs and restaurants statewide to seek permission to remain open an extra two hours, until 4 a.m., died Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization.
The vote was 6-4 against the proposed legislation, SB 645.
SACRAMENTO — Pressed by a Coronado mother whose adult son was killed in an accident, a state Senate committee Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would regulate trampoline centers that are growing in popularity in California and throughout the country.
The legislation would require trampoline centers to comply with safety regulations similar to those already in place for amusement park rides. It would put the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in charge of setting design standards, other safety safeguards and inspections.
Appeals court hears challenges to Calif. law that bans therapy to make gay minors straight By Lisa Leff and Paul Elias
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's novel law seeking to ban licensed counselors from trying to turn gay teens straight is boiling down to a question over whether the therapy is free speech or a medical treatment that can be regulated by government.
Thousands of folks will veg out next week, including California State Senator Ted Lieu, California Assembly member Das William Williams and former California Assembly member Pedro Nava. They’re pledging to go vegetarian beginning on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 through Sunday to support US VegWeek.
Compassion Over Killing, a group committed to ending cruelty to animals, is behind this nationwide campaign. Its mission is to encourage consumers to create a kinder, greener and healthier world by choosing vegetables over meat.
SJR 7, introduced by Ted Lieu, urges President Barack Obama and Congress to consider legislation aimed at curbing helicopter noise.
The California Senate voted 26-9 Thursday in favor of a resolution urging President Barack Obama and Congress to adopt the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act, according to a news release from state Sen. Ted Lieu's office.