State Senator Carole Migden, who authored the bill, says the law would give local cities and counties the discretion to require property owners that demolish one or more rent-controlled units in a building to replace them with the same number of rent-controlled units.
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday unveiled a modest economic stimulus plan that targets two groups — mortgage industry workers laid off because of the subprime lending bust and people seeking affordable housing.
SAN FRANCISCO — The sun is starting to grow jobs.
While interest in alternative energy is climbing across the United States, solar power especially is rising in California, the product of billions of dollars in investment and mountains of enthusiasm.
By Mark Leno
Member, California State Assembly
A Latina woman addresses the board of the Los Angeles Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (MTA). She is part of a crowd of 1,500 people
opposing the agency's proposed bus-fare increases. She holds her
3-year-old child up to the board and says, "What would you like me to
do? Take the clothes off his back or the food out of his mouth?"
Bus Riders Union rally
LOS ANGELES - A California constitutional amendment taxing oil production to fund a range of alternative energy efforts may go to voters this November, setting up a nine-month battle between environmentalists and oil companies.
Some big names in California business including movie producer Steven Bing and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla will help fund the “Californians For Clean Alternative Energy” effort to get the measure on the ballot and convince voters to approve it.