Bill Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Cosmetics Amid Environmental ConcernsThe state Assembly on Friday passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, following actions already being taken by manufacturers and other state legislatures to keep the products out of waterways.
Plastics Industry Fights Proposed Statewide Bag BanLobbyists for the plastics industry Wednesday warned jobs could be lost if Sacramento lawmakers vote to phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores.
In Newly Released Audio, Donald Sterling Insists 'I'm Not A Racist'Sterling also was quoted as saying he doesn't believe the NBA can force him to sell something he owns.
Shelly Sterling Reportedly Makes Bid To Retain Ownership Of ClippersThe NBA has not commented on Shelly's desire to keep the team.
Ordinance Sought To Prevent Adult Businesses From Getting Permits On Valley RoadsA Los Angeles City Council committee is seeking an ordinance that would prevent permits from being issued to strip clubs, liquor stores and adult businesses along three San Fernando Valley roads.
NBA Suspends Clippers' Owner Donald Sterling For Life, Imposes $2.5 Million FineNBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million in response to the racist remarks he allegedly made in a recorded audio clip.
Bill Bans Smoking At All Times In Home Day Care Centers Smoking inside home day care centers would be banned under a bill targeting so-called "third-hand smoke" that lingers indoors.
Public E-Cigarette Ban Goes Into Effect At Midnight A ban on e-cigarettes at bars, restaurants and other public areas will go into effect Friday at midnight.
Calif. Lawmakers OK Bill To Protect Homeowners From HOAs During DroughtA Southern California lawmaker wants to protect homeowners who cut back on watering during the statewide drought against retaliation from homeowner associations (HOAs).
LA City Attorney To Drop Appeal Of Ban On Seizure Of Skid Row Property City prosecutors are expected to halt efforts to appeal a court ruling that prevents the removal of shopping carts and other items left behind by transients on streets in downtown Los Angeles.
WeHo Bar To 'Deny Entry' To Lawmakers Who Back Anti-Gay Legislation Southern California lawmakers who support legislation to discriminate against gays and lesbians now have one less hotspot to visit in West Hollywood.
Westside Lawmaker Eyes Ban On Micro-Plastic 'Beads' In Beauty ProductsA Santa Monica state lawmaker says micro-plastic particle abrasives - commonly known as “microbeads" - pose a "pervasive" environmental threat to local waterways.
New Bill Could Ban Plastic Bags In Calif. Plastic bags may soon be banned in the entire state of California.
Fearing 49ers Fans, Seahawks Ban NFC Championship Ticket Sales To CaliforniansCalifornians wanting to cheer on the Niners in the Jan. 19 NFC Championship Game in Seattle will not be able to buy tickets through the Seahawks.
Protesters Rally For Fracking Ban At CSU Long BeachProtesters Monday rallied at Cal State Long Beach to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to outlaw well-stimulation treatment for oil and gas production, or "fracking."