Blog Archive: Government

Congressman Lieu defends Syrian refugees, mocks climate change deniers

Last month, South Bay Congressional Representative Ted Lieu (D-33rd District) voted against a bill that would have banned Syrian refugees from entering the United States. “As a former military man, I know that to defeat the enemy, we need to know the enemy. And they are not Syrian refugees fleeing from the real enemy,” Lieu said Monday during his talk at the 14th Annual Torrance Chamber of Commerce State of the Region lunch at the Doubletree Hotel in Torrance.

Close calls with drones spur federal registration of owners

WASHINGTON >> Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft to be registered. Pilot sightings of drones have doubled since last year, including near manned airplanes and at major sporting events, and there are reports of interference with wildfire-fighting operations, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said at a news conference.

Boxer introduces legislation to make drone offenses federal misdemeanors

Citing recent clashes between civilian drone encounters that slowed recent firefights, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, introduced the Safe Drone Act on Wednesday to address the growing problem of jeopardizing public safety by flying too close to wildfires and airports.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs right-to-die law

SACRAMENTO >> Granting terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor’s help, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the End of Life Option Act, a measure that triggered personal and passionate conflict across the state — and in the conscience of the governor himself. Brown’s signature concludes a 23-year effort to pass a “right-to-die” law in a state of 39 million, more than quadrupling Americans’ access to life-ending drugs, with one in eight people living in states where it is now legal.

Coast Guard Air Station at LAX moving to Oxnard in 2016, which may bring some noise relief to South Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard, a fixture at Los Angeles International Airport since 1962, will move its Air Station Los Angeles to Ventura County by mid-2016. The move means a loss of about 100 local jobs as the 18 pilots and 85 ground crew members relocate to the Oxnard air base with the four distinctive, bright orange MH-65 Dolphin short-range rescue helicopters.

San Pedro residents push to open up Sunken City for public use

There’s an allure about Sunken City that’s hard to resist. Explorers from as far away as Europe are drawn to the post-apocalyptic landscaped ruins, the collapsed remains of what once was a San Pedro neighborhood offering an edge-of-the-world view of the vast Pacific Ocean. The 6-acre property at the eastern end of Point Fermin Park is dotted with “No Trespassing” signs — often scrawled over with graffiti — because it’s also dangerous. Many people have fallen to their deaths after getting too close to the cliff’s edge.

United States Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles

Home of Hollywood’s Real Heroes U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles is located at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The unit started as an aviation detachment in 1962 with two HO-4s helicopters and has since grown to a station supporting four MH-65C “Dolphin” Helicopters.  Air Station Los Angeles maintains a Search and Rescue helicopter 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is responsible for protecting the coastal area of Southern California from

Aftermath of the attack by terrorists after both World Trade Center towers had collapsed

These are pictures of what is left of the World Trade Center and surrounding area in the days that followed the September 11 attack. Subsequent investigation revealed a plethora of problems with the surrounding water infiltrating the ground and resulted in many months and years of work to stabilize the ground and remove the debris. The devastation is clearly evident. ©MMI, CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved

Famous Quotes from Around the World

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