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Speed cameras could be coming to the L.A. area

A bill that would introduce speed safety cameras in six California cities, including Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale, is now awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature or veto.

AB-645, which passed in both houses of the State Legislature this week, would allow speed cameras to be installed in school zones and in areas where people are prone to speeding.

Automatic speed cameras for Oakland, other traffic safety measures, on Gov. Newsom’s desk

Oakland could get permission to create greater visibility at intersections, helping pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers see each other and avoid collisions.

California lawmakers have approved several bills that could make roads safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists in Oakland.

The year’s legislative session concluded Thursday with bills that address speeding enforcement, visibility at intersections, and a law that permits the use of bikes on sidewalks. 

Will these CA bills become law? That’s up to Gov. Newsom

It’s crunch time in Sacramento as state Senate and Assembly members reach this year’s legislative deadline tonight.

At that point, anything not passed is dead and bills approved by lawmakers head to Gov. Gavin Newsom to be signed into law or vetoed.

Speed cameras may be coming to some cities’ streets

Speed cameras have been used in other states and cities as an effective tool to reduce traffic deaths.

California Legislators Begin Their Final Sprint

Thursday is the last day for lawmakers to approve bills to send to the governor in this session.
  • California could become the 19th state to install speed cameras that automatically issue tickets to the owners of speeding cars. The measure is aimed at reducing the unusually high pedestrian death rate in the state.

Drinking Water More Precious Than Grass in California

Ornamental grass—the kinds of grass that line medians and roadsides but never serves for recreation—is a vanishing amenity in a drought-stricken West.

California legislators approved a bill, AB 1572 (Friedman), to ban the use of drinking water for ornamental grass—also known non-functional turf—grass never used for walking or recreation.