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California Must Reassess to Continue Reaching Environmental Targets

64th Assembly District candidate Councilmember Steven Neal Following the release of a new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that California is on track to meet its 2020 target for greenhouse gas reductions, but not its 2050 target, Long Beach City Councilmember and State Assembly candidate Steve Neal released the following statement.

Governor Awards Aquarium for a Decade of Environmental, Economic Leadership

Aquarium of the Pacific - Photo by Barbara Holbrook. Aquarium of the Pacific – Photo by Barbara Holbrook. Governor Edmund G. Brown has recognized the Aquarium of the Pacific for its role in California’s environment and economy. The Aquarium of the Pacific is the first among museum, zoos, and aquariums to receive the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA).

Knabe Commentary: How the California Budget Affects L.A. County

los angeles county budget The County is thoroughly reviewing the Governor’s proposed budget to identify how it will impact Los Angeles County services and our own budget. While I absolutely believe that services are provided best when they are closest to the people receiving them, it is imperative that with the power over these programs comes the purse to pay for them.

Assembly Approves Bill Giving Hate-Crimes Protection to Homeless Victims

Citywide Count of Homeless Legislators on Tuesday approved Assembly Bill 312, by Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, during a morning hearing in the state Capitol. The bill gives homeless people the right to invoke hate-crimes protection when suing an assailant in civil court.

LBUSD Superintendent, Governor Schwarzenegger Applaud Adoption of National Standards

common core education standards The Long Beach Unified School District joined Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in applauding the California State Board of Education’s unanimous vote to adopt the national Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a single set of high and clear educational standards for English-language arts and mathematics that states can share and voluntarily adopt.

Is California ready for an electric car revolution?

government policy for regarding electric vehicles State lawmakers will meet in Long Beach Friday to ask experts if California is ready to accommodate a growing fleet of plug-in electric vehicles already showing up on the state’s roads. California has mandated that more than 1 out of 10 cars sold in the state be zero-emission vehicles by next year.

Environmental bills move forward in California legislature

environmental legislation california Two pro-environmental bills–one to streamline disposal of e-waste by state bureaucracies, the other to create thousands of jobs for inner-city kids – passed a key policy review yesterday by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Bill to restore mammograms for low-income Californians passes first review

sb836 california mammogram bill A plan to restore access to free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for low-income women passed its first policy review this week with a bipartisan vote by the Senate Health Committee. SB 836 is an urgency measure introduced earlier this year by California Sen.

Smoking ban at California beaches one step closer

quit smoking Acknowledging the risk cigarettes pose to California’s coastal landscape, the State Assembly approved a plan to ban smoking at state beaches and designated areas of state parks. “Unfortunately, too many beach visitors are irresponsible with their smoking habit,” Sen.

Social Media in Long Beach: Find City, State and Federal links for Facebook, Twitter and more

longbeach-socialmedia The City of Long Beach has created a Social Media web page with links to its various Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts to help forge a better connection between the community and city departments. Social Media are primarily Internet-based communication tools for sharing and discussing information.

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