Friday, September 4, 2015

El asambleísta demócrata de Lakewood, Anthony Rendón fue electo presidente de la Asamblea de California por sus compañeros en reemplazo de Tony Atkins, la actual líder que entregará el cargo en 2016.

“Me siento profundamente honrado de recibir el apoyo de mis colegas para ser el próximo presidente de la Asamblea”, dijo Rendón de 47 años.

Friday, September 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —One day after he was chosen to be the next speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon said Friday he plans to continue a collaborative style of leadership.

In a closed-door caucus, Rendon's fellow Democrats designated him to succeed current Speaker Toni Atkins, whose final term in the legislature ends next year.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Southern California Edison executives assured state lawmakers and Long Beach city officials on Saturday that it would respond to future power outages with greater competence and speed than it did during two protracted blackouts in July.

Two of the utility's top executives took harsh criticism at a town hall meeting for its slow response last July to electrical vault explosions and two sustained outages.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Few people know exactly what famed architect Frank Gehry has in mind for the Los Angeles River, but some things are clear. He can make a project iconic.

And he surely can bring media attention.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Efforts have been in full force to revitalize the Los Angeles River that once ran freely from Los Angeles to Long Beach but is now partially covered by concrete and graffiti.

As Mayor Eric Garcetti touted his $1.3 billion plan in Washington D.C. to restore natural elements to an 11-mile stretch of the river between Griffith Park and downtown, legislation has been making its way in Sacramento to address the southern portion of the 51-mile long river.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Like some Third World city, downtown Long Beach lost power twice in July and with it the confidence of some of its residents.

Southern California Edison, the utility company that provides power to Long Beach, needs to explain what happened and why a second underground vault that's decades old caught fire and cut off power on Thursday.

In a disturbing replay of a scene that caused a four-day outage just two weeks earlier, people were stuck in elevators, a manhole cover exploded and businesses went dark.

Monday, July 27, 2015

State regulators do not appear ready to comply with a July 31 deadline to release thousands of emails requested by the chairman of the Assembly committee overseeing the California Public Utilities Commission.

Commission President Michael Picker said in a letter on Friday that he is working to respond to the lawmaker's request for emails pertaining to the failed San Onofre power plant north of Oceanside, but gave no indication he would turn over any records by the deadline this Friday.