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THE MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL: Bill to extend California bar hours till 4 a.m. dies in committee

April 24, 2013

By Richard Halstead

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.

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: Coronado mother pushes bill to regulate trampoline centers

April 24, 2013

By Mike Gardner

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.

TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE: Sen. Ted Lieu's helicopter noise resolution passes state Senate

April 19, 2013

By Nick Green Staff Writer



A resolution sponsored by South Bay state Sen. Ted Lieu urging Congress to adopt a law regulating helicopter noise passed the state Senate on Thursday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Appeals court hears challenge to gay therapy ban

April 19, 2013

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.

RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE: Sen. Ted W. Lieu 'gives peas a chance'

April 19, 2013

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.

PATCH.Com: State Senate Passes Helicopter Noise Resolution

April 19, 2013

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.

SACRAMENTO BEE: Sen. Ted W. Lieu's push for 'financial literacy' cited

April 18, 2013

Mira Loma High's teams dominate state financial contest
By Claudia Buck
When it comes to teaching economics, Mira Loma High School teacher Chad Posner seemingly has a golden touch.

On Tuesday, Posner learned that his 34 economics students, a class of juniors and seniors, had scooped up the state's top honors in a national financial literacy competition.