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Plastic Bag Manufacturers Buy Time as Bag Ban Is on Hold

On September 30 of this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270, banning grocery and convenience stores from selling single-use plastic bags, but allowing the sale…

Senator Correa will vote soon on the fracking moratorium bill

The fracking moratorium bill, SB 1132, cleared its last committee last week and will be voted on by the full Senate this week. We don’t know yet if we have…

Metro board awards $927.2 Million contract to Skanska

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved a $927.2 million contract to Regional Connector Constructors, a joint venture between Skanska USA Civil West California…

Jesse Dillon – new VP of Marketing and Sales for Beacon Media

Jesse Dillon – new VP of Marketing and Sales for Beacon Media

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jesse Dillon as he takes the helm as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for HLR, LLC. He will be responsible…

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Raise California’s Minimum Wage to $10 by 2016

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined business owners, legislators and dozens of working Californians Wednesday in Los Angeles and Oakland to sign AB 10 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), which…

Rep. Chu Stands with Low-Wage Workers Fighting for Fair Compensation

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) joined workers from 30 Los Angeles County area fast food chains Thursday, as well as members of SEIU Local 721, to call for wage increases to…

Sierra Madre’s Wistaria Festival Sunday

Sierra Madre’s Wistaria Festival Sunday

Although the vine wasn’t quite ready to meet the local press Monday for ‘Media Day’, the weather forecast seems to indicate that the purple blooms will be ready in time…