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To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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Bill prohibiting delivery of junk mail introduced

Legislation that would allow residents to add their names to an opt-out list similar to a Do-Not-Call list to prevent the delivery of unwanted junk mail was introduced this week. AB 2021 by Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) would require the state attorney general to...

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With no buyer, Eastern Group closes

Eastern Group Publications, which produced six bilingual weeklies in Los Angeles County, closed following production of last week’s issues, the Los Angeles Times reports. The company, whose publications included the Eastside Sun, Montebello Comet, Vernon Sun, Northeast Sun, Bell Gardens Sun and Commerce Comet, had...

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Public notices for sanitation district contract bids under attack

Legislation that would allow sanitation districts to post public notices online anytime they solicit bids for construction or the acquisition or disposition of property exceeding $35,000 was introduced yesterday by Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Huntington Beach). Co-authored by (R-Santa Clarita), AB 2003 would allow a district...

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Whistleblower bill passes out of Senate after CNPA urges amendments

In light of recent allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct at the Capitol, the Senate mustered a renewed interest in passing by Assemblymember Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), a whistleblower protection effort that has previously failed four times on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense calendar. The...

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