1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>
State Senator Jenny Oropeza, who championed public health legislation and was expected to easily win reelection next month, died Wednesday night of complications from a blood clot. She was 53.The Democratic lawmaker represented Long Beach, first in the state Assembly and later in the state Senate ... More >>
UPDATE: The bill to ban smoking at state parks and beaches fell short, but the Long Beach backer vows to bring it back.
UPDATE: California lawmakers rejected state Sen. Jenny Oropeza's proposal to ban smoking
at state parks and beaches, something that is already prohibited in Laguna Beach and Hu ... More >>