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1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]


antonovich050113aLos Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich sharply criticized current efforts by the Democratic Legislature to ban plastic bags a deeply flawed proposal that only hits the state’s economically distressed communities in the pocketbook.  The proposed ban on plastic bags will also impose a $0.10 fee on all paper bags that the grocery stores will collect.

In the attached letter to Governor Brown opposing this legislation, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich wrote, “The $0.10 per bag fee will force lower income residents in impoverished communities around the state to pay for paper bags, with little indication of how the money will be spent – or if it will just help line the pockets of major grocery stores.”

State legislation to ban plastic bags has failed in previous legislative sessions.  The proposal in question, only recently passed the State Assembly after a labor union negotiated an undisclosed deal with a major grocery retailer on how the funds from the paper bag tax will be utilized.

 

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  1. jim soliz says:

    It is impossible for me to believe that this man can know anything about poor people, and more importantly, care. This is man who rants about POOR refugees coming to America and how they allegedly suck up our resources turning around and If he really cares about the poor, he’ll resign tomorrow and ride off on his white horse and Hopalong Cassidy outfit.

  2. Plus I need ’em for scooping da’ puppies’ poopies!

  3. The inmates are running the asylum. Can we prioritize anything? Let’s see, high speed rail, last. Banning bags second to last. Water, first. Enticing businesses to come to California instead of leave, tied for first.

  4. The inmates are running the asylum. Can we prioritize anything? Let’s see, high speed rail, last. Banning bags second to last. Water, first. Enticing businesses to come to California instead of leave, tied for first.

  5. Very weak argument for being against banning plastic bags.

  6. When I toured the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, they stated that there are a lot of plastic bags that end up in the landfill. I always carry my cloth bags when I shop and use them. Maybe the 10 cent brown paper bag fee could go towards giving free reusable cloth bags to low income residents. We need to be conscious about what goes into our landfills.

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that influenza activity has declined over the last two weeks; however, activity is still widespread and higher than peak levels observed during recent seasons.
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
In an exciting conclusion of events, approximately 40 inmates who participated in the Education Based Incarceration program received either a high school diploma or certificate of completion for vocational training.
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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Probation Department, following the lead of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Thursday and continues to be at the forefront in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults.

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