The LA County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to ask the county's lawyers to look into the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Exide Technologies as Vernon residents who live near the plant demand changes in their community. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.
Although Election Day was mostly a disaster for environmentalists nationwide, in one area -- open space and parks funding -- they found success in the Bay Area and other parts of the United States. Supporters of the largest open space measure in Northern California, Measure Q, a parcel tax to raise $120 million over the next 15 years for open space preservation in Silicon Valley, declared victory Monday.
Republicans had a banner night at the polls, easily winning control of the six seats they needed to take the majority long before anyone expected final answers on that question - and the shake-up will have huge implications for policymaking in the Capitol, including in tech. We'll quickly see a round of jockeying for key committee posts and leadership positions, though most expect Sen. John Thune and Sen. Chuck Grassley to take the top spots on Commerce and Judiciary, respectively.
Voters in California's Santa Barbara County rejected a ban on fracking and most other intensive drilling in the oceanside county's more than century-old oil fields, while two other California coastal communities with comparatively little oil adopted stringent prohibitions. Two-thirds of Santa Barbara County's voters Tuesday came out against the fracking ban, which also would have prohibited new permits for cyclic steam injection, the most common method of coaxing oil out of aging fields in Santa Barbara County and in California as a whole.
Shoppers pass by a Christmas tree at the Citadel Outlets mall in Los Angeles last year. The Citadel Outlets mall is set to host its 13th annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
California voters' support for setting aside a bigger state budget reserve and paying down more of the state's debts is being touted as a model for a federal government mired in partisan bickering. "We hope Washington, D.C., is paying attention," said Phillip Ung, manager for the Yes on Proposition 2 campaign for the California Forward Action Fund.
Incumbent Art Chacon, 49, of Commerce, who is seeking a third four-year term for the Division 3 seat, led former Huntington Park Councilwoman Elba Romo, 39; C.J. Salgado, 48, a senior health physicist from East Los Angeles; Jason Gardea-Stinnett, 42, a community relations administrator for the city of Commerce; Huntington Park Councilman Mario Gomez, 55; and Anthony Felix, Jr., 35, a law clerk from East Los Angeles.
On November 4, 2014, Edwin Allan Tamayo, 43, was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to resign from the Sheriff's Department by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Vanderet. In September 2004, Tamayo pleaded no contest to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
LA VERNE >> While the Inland Empire as a key logistics hub is a crucial stop for much of the imports coming into the United States from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, regional business advocates are looking to expand its exports into the global market. Through trade conferences, like the one recently hosted by Rep. Grace Napolitano , D-El Monte, at the University of La Verne , the U.S. Department of Commerce is continuing those efforts to encourage Inland Empire business to expand into foreign markets.
The third annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration will be held Saturday Nov. 1 along Main Street in historic Lake Elsinore. STUDIO 395 is helping throw the event along with co-sponsors Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Lake Elsinore along with other community and business support.
LONG BEACH - A water main break in Wilmington produced a giant sinkhole Friday that forced the closure of a busy street. Crews with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were pumping water out of the sinkhole along Anaheim Street at Figueroa Place just west of the Harbor Freeway, according to DWP spokeswoman Carol Tucker.
Collins-Day works as chief operating officer of the Mental Wellness Center in Santa Barbara. Council members are appointed by the governor from around the state and have diverse professional expertise in disabilities that may affect workers.
In a major change of how Los Angeles collects and disposes of trash, the city received bids from 15 trash companies seeking to win exclusive rights in 11 trash franchise zones being created as a way to expand recycling efforts, city officials announced Thursday. The bids will be analyzed and submitted to the Board of Public Works for approval before going to the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The following letter was sent to Congress today by the COOL Reform Coalition and signed by 109 organizations, requesting that Congress immediately authorize and direct the Secretary of Agriculture to rescind elements of COOL that have been determined to be noncompliant with international trade obligations by a final WTO adjudication. The undersigned stakeholders are gravely concerned about the negative impact that the existing U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling rule for muscle cuts of meat will have on the U.S. economy.
Education: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Cal State Los Angeles, master's degree in public administration from Cal State Los Angeles COMMERCE >> Art Chacon, an embattled Central Basin Municipal Water District incumbent, has been censured by his board for receiving a car allowance despite not having a driver's license for most of his eight years on the board.