Friday Roll Call

Sacramento Capitol by Paraflyer, used under Creative CommonsPhoto the state Capitol in Sacramento by Paraflyer, used under Creative Commons.


The Motion Picture Association of America voiced opposition to a pending Net-Neutrality Bill that would prevent internet service providers from selectively blocking web traffic. [CIO Today]


New rules proposed by California’s Fair Political Practices Commission would require elected state and local officials to disclose details of “gifts of overseas travel donated by nonprofits and businesses.” [LA Times]

31 of 58 California’s counties don’t meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s new health standard for smog, according to a nationwide list the EPA released. The list of violators: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Shasta, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo. [NY Times]

Piercing jewelry must have less than 10% lead as of March 1st, and less than 6% by mid 2009, according to a new state law. [San Jose Mercury News]


The City of L.A. has discontinued it’s down payment assistance program for homeowners. [LAist]

Mayor Villaraigosa is upset LA City Council employees aren’t taking unpaid days off to help save the city money. If only every boss had Mayor V’s attitude. [Daily News]


Al Gore invested $35 million in hedge funds of “makers of environmentally friendly products” with Palo Alto’s Capricorn Investment Group LLC. [Bloomberg]

Health official in San Joaquin Valley are worried that budget cuts in tuberculosis prevention programs put Californians at risk. [Fresno Bee]


American Indian students from the San Diego area endured 2 days of “political boot camp” at the Capitol in Sacramento. [San Diego Union-Tribune]


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