A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of placing a plastic bag over a student’s head in class for several seconds pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of child abuse, authorities said.
California’s historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.
The plastic-bag ban in Los Angeles, which went into effect in January for large supermarkets and drug stores, will expand to smaller grocery stores next week.
Plastic bags may soon be banned in the entire state of California.
A Riverside woman is under investigation Thursday after posting a picture of a dog with a plastic bag tightly wrapped around its head on Facebook.
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday voted 11-1 to ban single-use plastic bags.
With the city of Los Angeles taking the first step toward joining nearly four dozen other California municipalities in outlawing them, the humble little polyethylene bag may be headed for the trash heap of history.
Supermarkets and major retailers will no longer provide customers with plastic bags due to a ban that went into effect in Long Beach Monday morning.
Los Angeles County’s ban on plastic bags, which is expected to be enforced in unincorporated areas, takes effect Friday.
The Santa Monica City Council has approved a ban on single-use plastic bags.
Fullerton police are looking for a man who tried to rob a fast-food restaurant while wearing a plastic bag over his head.