Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:00 am
An Assembly bill that has been pushing to ban Styrofoam
production in California has been placed in the Assembly's
"inactive" file until at least January 2012.
Friday, July 8, 2011 11:28 am
Assemblywoman Allison Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, will bring some
fellow legislators to tour the Dart Container plant in Lodi on
Tuesday in an effort to try to stop her colleagues from passing a
bill that would greatly restrict Styrofoam usage in California.
Friday, July 1, 2011 12:00 am
A bill signed in 2010 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
requiring California homeowners to install carbon monoxide
detectors goes into effect today. The bill, authored by Sen. Alan
Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, aims to protect against what the
California Air Resources Control Board calls "avoidable
Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi's Dart Container plant is fighting to stay in business as a
bill proposing to end or greatly restrict Styrofoam usage in
California inches closer to being passed by state legislators.
The plant has been a major supply source for local and state
distributors of plastic foam cups, plates and boxes since it opened
in Lodi 28 years ago. It has also been a top job provider for the
But a bill proposed by State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach,
which aims to ban or restrict Styrofoam usage, could force the
plant to shut its doors and put roughly 90 people out of work.
Lowenthal could not be reached for comment.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am
I am alarmed, dismayed and frustrated that the Legislature would
even consider a bill that would directly result in nearly 100 of my
neighbors losing their jobs.
Monday, June 6, 2011 12:00 am
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, was on the losing end of a
vote intended to ban foam food service containers in
State Sen. Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto, second from right, talks to members of the Senate Democratic caucus after he was removed as Senate minority leader at the Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday. In a late-night move, Cogdill was voted out of his leadership position and replaced by Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Murrieta. Seen are, from left: Sens. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, left; Pat Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, second from left; Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, second from right with back to camera; and Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, background right. (Associated Press)
Monday, February 9, 2009 10:00 pm
It still has Alan Nakanishi's name on the building, but it's
really the district office of new Assemblywoman Alyson Huber.