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Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman has held the 33rd Congressional seat since 1974. (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ex-Gang Prosecutor To Face Off Against Lieu For Waxman Seat

The race to replace retiring Congressman Henry Waxman in a predominantly Democratic Westside-South Bay-San Fernando Valley congressional district is now down to two candidates.

06/04/2014

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Republican Carr Reports 24 Percent, State Sen. Ted Lieu Reports 20 Percent Of Vote For 33rd District Seat

Of the 18 candidates, State Senator Ted Lieu was reported to have 20 percent of the vote, while the only republican in the race, Elan Carr, reportedly had 23 percent.

06/03/2014

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Morissette Makes Appearance At Pre-Election Rally As Race Heats Up For Rep. Waxman’s Seat

Rep. Henry Waxman represented the sprawling district that stretches from the west San Fernando Valley into Beverly Hills and down through coastal communities for several decades.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

Lawmakers say an early warning system could save lives and boost a more rapid response following a major earthquake. (Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

Lawmaker Calls For More Funding To Map Quake Faults

A state lawmaker from Torrance wants Sacramento to boost funding to map active earthquake faults to prevent buildings from being constructed near dangerous faults.

12/31/2013

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Brown Signs Bill Protecting Reporters’ Phone Logs

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring state officials to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas for telephone records.

10/03/2013

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South Bay Outage May Revive Proposed Penalties For Utilities

A South Bay lawmaker Tuesday sought to revive efforts to impose penalties on utility companies that have frequent outages in the same area.

09/17/2013

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Bill Passes That Requires ‘Swatting’ Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response Costs

A bill that would require perpetrators of “swatting” — or false 911 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities — to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes has been approved by a state legislative committee.

06/11/2013

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Calif. Bills Intended To Strengthen School Safety

The state Senate has unanimously passed two bills designed to better safeguard teachers and students from attacks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

Sen. Ted Lieu (credit: CBS)

Anti-Swatting Politician Gets ‘Swatted’

TMZ reported Friday that the latest victim of celebrity “swatting” is California State Senator Ted Lieu.

04/19/2013

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Pranksters Could Soon Pay The Price (Literally) For ‘Swatting’ Celeb Homes

Pranksters could soon pay the price—literally—for “swatting” celebrity homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

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Torrance Senator Renews Call For Hospital Billing Reform

A Southern California lawmaker is set to make a new push in Sacramento for increased transparency in hospital billing.

02/14/2013

(CBS)

Bill Aimed At Mandatory Felony For Parolees Who Cut Off GPS Bracelet

A Southland lawmaker said Monday new data supports his efforts in Sacramento to crack down on parolees who remove GPS-ankle bracelets.

02/11/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Promise Action On Gun Control Following Conn. Mass Shooting

Several California lawmakers reacted to the Conn. mass shooting by calling for new laws aimed at increasing safety, either through gun control or improved security at public schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/17/2012

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New Law Says Funeral Protesters Must Keep Distance From Service

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that seeks to balance the constitutional right to protest with the desire to let those attending funeral services mourn in peace.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2012

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