L.A County Supervisors Move to Crack Down on Immigration Scammers
Immigrants can lose thousands of dollars to notaries posing as legal consultants. Supervisors voted unanimously to draft an ordinance to require immigration consultants in L.A. County to be licensed, limits what they can charge, and imposes stiff penalties for violations.
SoCal Gas to Pay $4 Million for Not Reporting Porter Ranch Gas Leak
SoCal Gas has reached a settlement with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The utility will have to pay the maximum legal fine and adopt new safety measures for the Aliso Canyon storage facility.
Legislation Inspired by Rape Cases Triggers Debate
California Governor Jerry Brown has several bills on his desk that stem from headline-grabbing criminal cases. It’s not unusual that high-profile cases to lead to legislation. But not everyone thinks these new laws introduced after the high-profile Bill Cosby and Brock Turner cases are the right answer.
California Tribes Join Dakota Oil Pipeline Protest
It's been almost a month since the Standing Rock Sioux began their protest against a 1,172-mile crude oil pipeline cutting through their land. And you've probably seen the pictures of tribal members standing defiantly on the high prairie. Californians are playing a key role, driving supplies like blankets, food and jackets, up to Morton County, North Dakota.