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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Nikki DuBose, a former model turned author, speaker, and mental health advocate, announced today the release of her memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light. In Washed Away, Nikki recounts her experiences navigating the dark side of the modeling industry, while battling abuse, addiction, and various mental health issues. In the book trailer, she mentions the sexual abuse she encountered, including having been raped by a photographer, and the pressure she felt to lose weight.

Monday, October 3, 2016

It is apparent that Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t always listen to the advice I offer freely through commentaries on this page. With the governor finishing the Herculean task of deciding on over 1000 bills, I looked over past articles I wrote for this site on specific bills to see if my suggestions were followed. Of nine bills, the governor and I were on the same side only three times.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Next time you pull on a pair of jeans, you won’t just be embracing casual fashion. You’ll also be honoring California.

Denim has officially entered the pantheon of official state symbols, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing legislation declaring the material the California state fabric.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO — California will overhaul its election system beginning in 2018 so that voters have more options on when and where to cast their ballots in future elections, under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday.

SB450 by Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, and Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, allows counties to opt into the new system, and if they do, those counties would be required to mail all voters a ballot that can be cast at voting centers up to 10 days before election day. The ballots can also be returned by mail.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ballot booth selfies will soon be legal in California – although not in time for the November elections.

Governor Jerry Brown today signed off on an exception to a law prohibiting voters to show marked ballots, which is meant to discourage vote-selling.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

There is no longer any doubt: Ballot selfies are now legal in California.

Assembly Bill 1494, written by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Greenbrae, was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown, making it indisputably legal for California voters to take ballot selfies and post them on social media.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Methane emissions from cow manure came under state regulation for the first time Monday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state’s latest effort to combat climate change by targeting so-called “super pollutants” that contribute to global warming.

The legislation requires reductions of three pollutants — methane from manure and landfills; soot, known as black carbon; and hydrofluorocarbon gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning and aerosol products — from 2013 levels by 2030.