State Supreme Court Strikes Down Broad Enforcement of Sex Offender Law
About a decade ago, voters passed a law barring some sex offenders in California from living within 2,000 feet of parks and schools. That's a little less than half a mile. Yesterday, the California Supreme Court struck down parts of the law, also known as Jessica's Law. That means some registered sex offenders will soon have more housing options.
Hermosa Beach to Vote on Oil Drilling in Santa Monica Bay
California is seeing an uptick in local control measures aimed at regulating oil and gas. While some places welcome oil's financial boon, others ban it, worried about health and environment risks. Hermosa Beach in Southern California has done both. On Tuesday, voters will resolve the city's identity crisis and decide whether to greenlight new drilling, or pay millions to settle a decades-old legal fight.