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  • California Regulates Tire Pressure (no joke)

    09/08/2010 5:22:25 AM PDT · by EBH · 80 replies ^ | 09/06/2010
    Link is to the pdf final regulation. Take your vehicle in for repair, ... they are required to complete the tire air inspection. Sure you can decline, but have to either provide proof it was done in the last 30 days or promise to have it done in a week.
  • Public salary measure stalled

    09/05/2010 5:18:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 9/5/2010 | Becky Yeh
    Outrage over city officials' salaries in Bell, California has driven state legislators to make their earnings public information, which gained momentum until lawmakers were faced with an Assembly bill that would require their own incomes to be revealed. A.B. 2064, introduced by Assemblywoman Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills), would require lawmakers to make the salaries of highly-paid staff members, along with their own incomes, public information. It was announced in a press conference led by Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez as part of a six-bill package pushed by state lawmakers in light of the...
  • California gun bills fail

    09/02/2010 11:20:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 September, 2010 | David Codrea
    Three California gun control bills have died. AB 1810, the long gun registration bill from Mike Feur (D), AB 1934, the open carry ban from Lori Saldana (D), and AB 2358, the ammunition vendor reporting bill from Kevin DeLeon (D) died last night. From CRPA News and Updates, via CalGuns: "All three of these bills posed a fundamental threat to the rights of gun owners. And there was no room for compromise any one of the bills. It was a fight down to midnight, but in the late hours of August 31, AB 1810, AB 1934, and AB 2358 were...
  • Victory for Gun Owners in California! Wednesday

    09/02/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 01, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Victory for Gun Owners in California!   Wednesday, September 01, 2010   Thank You for Your Hard Work and Support! Yesterday, Tuesday, August 31, lawmakers in the Golden State heard loud and clear the voices of pro-gun advocates when they defeated three dangerous pieces of anti-gun legislation.Assembly Bill 1810 would have established a registration system, similar to the one currently in place for handguns, for all newly-acquired long guns.  Under AB1810, the make, model and serial number of the firearm as well as the identifying information of the purchaser would have...
  • California Senate rejects open-carry gun ban

    08/31/2010 6:42:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 30 August, 2010 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Senate rejected a bill Monday that would have made it illegal to carry unloaded guns in public, but lawmakers will give the vote one more try. Monday's 20-16 vote fell one short of the majority needed, but the Senate will reconsider the measure Tuesday. The bill, AB1934, was introduced after a series of demonstrations by gun-rights organizations during which they encouraged participants to openly carry unloaded weapons. California law lets gun owners carry a rifle or handgun in a holster if it is not loaded. The legislation would make it a misdemeanor to openly carry a handgun...
  • Calif. rejects ban on plastic shopping bags

    09/01/2010 2:47:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 9/1/2010 | Robin Hindery
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers have rejected a bill seeking to ban plastic shopping bags after a contentious debate over whether the state was going too far in trying to regulate personal choice. The Democratic bill, which failed late Tuesday, would have been the first statewide ban, although a few California cities already prohibit their use.
  • Governor (SchwarzenKennedy) seeks delay in renewable energy rule

    07/21/2010 10:14:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 7/21/10 | John Howard
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked the state’s air-quality enforcers to postpone a rule to require 33 percent of the power used by utilities to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy. Schwarzenegger asked the Air Resources Board to delay until September its adoption of the new regulation, which had been expected this month. The Republican governor said he made the request because of “ongoing discussions with legislative leaders to develop a bill that I can sign.” If those negotiations don’t prove fruitful, the ARB “will be ready and able to adopt the regulations at that time (in...
  • California utilities struggle to meet renewable-power requirement

    07/10/2010 8:37:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/10/10 | Tiffany Hsu
    California boasts some of the toughest standards in the nation for boosting the use of renewable power. Getting utilities to meet those mandates is proving to be even tougher. State law requires the Golden State's three large investor-owned utilities to procure 20% of their retail electricity sales from clean sources by the end of 2010. But with less than six months left to meet that requirement, even government watchdogs don't expect the power companies to make it. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. are likely to end this year with a...
  • Could wartime records derail high-speed trains?

    07/10/2010 5:40:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | Saturday, July 10, 2010 | Economist magazine
    Lawmakers in California voted unanimously on June 29 to approve a proposed law that would force any company bidding for contracts to build the state’s new $43 billion high-speed rail system to disclose whether they transported Jews, American soldiers or others to concentration camps during the Holocaust. Its author, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, a Democrat, specifically highlighted the wartime record of SNCF, which nowadays operates France’s TGV high-speed trains. The French firm expects that the bill will clear all further legislative hurdles, including the sign-off by the normally veto-prone governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Providing the details required by the law will be...
  • SCOTUS ruling and California’s ‘open carry’ law

    06/28/2010 3:30:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/28/10 | Josh Richman
    The U.S. Supreme Court, ruling 5-4 this morning in a challenge to Chicago’s handgun ban, ruled that the Second Amendment’s guarantee of an individual right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws. As a practical matter, this means all kinds of state and local gun restrictions will now be subject to more judicial scrutiny. For California, it confirms the already-strong likelihood that AB 1934 – the pending bill that would outlaw “open carry” of unloaded, unconcealed firearms in public places – quickly will be met with a lawsuit if it’s signed into law.AB 1934’s author is...
  • Assembly bill would ban free bags at California grocery stores

    06/27/2010 12:14:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/26/2010 | Jim SanderS
    Paper or plastic? Soon the answer may be neither. California would become the first state to ban grocery, liquor and drug stores from providing free paper or plastic bags under legislation pushed by Democrats and supported by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The goal is to fight litter and lighten the load on landfills by getting shoppers to use reusable fabric bags. Those who don't could buy paper bags for a nickel or more. "I think the proliferation of plastic bags is unnecessary, and it's a pollutant, an urban tumbleweed," Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, said of the lightweight bags that...
  • Bill would expose high-speed train contractors with Holocaust ties

    06/22/2010 9:00:03 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 32 replies
    San Mateo County Times ^ | 06/22/2010 | Mike Rosenberg
    Train companies and foreign governments that helped support the Holocaust could be barred from working on the California high-speed railroad under a new bill in the Legislature. The legislation would not exempt governments or companies such as France's bullet-train operator, whose locomotives once transported prisoners to concentration camps, from bidding for a piece of the state's $43 billion project starting next year. But it would allow the California High-Speed Rail Authority to disqualify any of those companies or governments based solely on their ties to World War II atrocities, specifically from 1942 to 1944. If contractors fail to provide evidence...
  • 'Open carry' proponents forced the issue (California)

    06/04/2010 4:46:17 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 27 replies · 443+ views
    Supporters of the "open carry movement" are proving to be their own worst enemies. In their high-profile display of weaponry, they have led many Californians to question the sanity of a law that allows people to openly carry unloaded handguns in public places. They certainly caught the attention of the California Assembly, which voted 46-30 this week for legislation by Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, to repeal the open carry law that has been on the books for four decades. Saldaña introduced AB1934 after several dozen gun-packing demonstrators frightened beachgoers in San Diego last year. She regarded the flaunting of weaponry...
  • AB 7: Another California Strike-Out

    06/03/2010 2:28:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 463+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 6/3/2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Gunnar Sandberg is a California high school baseball player was put into a coma this spring after being hit in the head by a line-drive coming off a metal bat. The very good news is that Sandberg is recovering, but the reaction to his injury has been sadly predictable: Democratic California Assembly member Jared Huffman has introduced AB 7 --a bill that would impose a moratorium on non-wood bats for one year.
  • Calif. moves to ban plastic bags at grocery stores

    06/02/2010 5:38:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 1,125+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- It could soon cost California shoppers at the checkout aisle if they forget to bring their own bags to the grocery store. Legislation passed Wednesday by the California Assembly would prohibit grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and convenience stores from giving out plastic bags.
  • OCDO Press Release - Assemblywoman Saldana misleads public - AB 1934 tramples property rights

    05/27/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT · by majstoll · 3 replies · 532+ views ^ | May 27, 2010 | John Pierce
    But even more disturbing than Saldana's histrionic approach to marketing her 9,996 word bill creating or amending 8 sections of California's complicated gun laws is that fact that she has misled legislators, the media, and the public at large into believing that AB 1934 would not impact private property rights. For example, Ms. Saldana flatly warranted on San Diego 6 News that "The bill would ban open carry in public places - on private property, you're still allowed to carry a gun." See But as Mr. Pierce explained in his recent Op-Ed, all private property in California is considered...
  • Schwarzenegger signs gay rights bills

    10/12/2009 12:30:23 PM PDT · by Mojave · 31 replies · 1,428+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Oct. 12, 2009 | Dan Smith
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two gay rights bills, one honoring late activist Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states.

    10/12/2009 12:27:47 PM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 213 replies · 9,538+ views
    California Chronicle ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | California Chronicle
    Sacramento, CA – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law legislation that will help law enforcement officials track down and apprehend armed criminals and other prohibited persons. AB 962 by Assembly Member Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles) had the support of law enforcement officials from across the state and was modeled after successful city ordinances, including the cities of Sacramento and Los Angeles. AB 962 was the Brady Campaign´s top priority bill in this year´s legislature. The law requires maintenance of purchaser records by handgun ammunition vendors. Local law enforcement can use these records to find illegal guns. "The purchase records will...
  • California imposes 90-day foreclosure moratorium

    06/15/2009 7:07:21 PM PDT · by TexAsia · 12 replies · 794+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 06/13/2009 | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California is imposing a 90-day moratorium on housing foreclosures under a new law that takes effect Monday. The law is expected to make lenders try harder to keep borrowers in their homes. Loan companies must prove they tried to modify the delinquent loans before they can begin foreclosing. But supporters acknowledge the California Foreclosure Prevention Act won't stop thousands of foreclosures from eventually happening. There have been more than 365,000 foreclosures in California since early 2007, with many more already scheduled. The bill passed in February is similar to the Obama administration's Making Home Affordable Program that began in...
  • CA: Action required; Lead ammo ban

    06/15/2009 9:10:02 AM PDT · by Redcloak · 12 replies · 1,028+ views
    CALIFORNIA ALERT SYSTEMMultiple Organization Alert NRA Members' Councils of California   CAL-ERT  06/12/09 --- Noon ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ CALIFORNIA REGULATORY ALERTThis information is accurate at the time this CAL-ERT was written and originally distributed. The NRA Members' Councils of California and the California Rifle and Pistol Association have issued this alert in a cooperative effort and will keep you informed as issues affect your gun-rights in California. EXPANSION OF THE BAN ON LEAD AMMUNITION MAY BE ATTEMPTED BY FISH & GAME HISTORY: On February 5, 2009, we informed you that the California Fish and Game Commission was considering a state-wide ban...