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By Brenda Gazzar

March 23, 2015

Julie Grisham was thrilled to see the throngs of cyclists, pedestrians, scooters and skateboarders sailing down Lankershim and Ventura boulevards in trendy North Hollywood and Studio City for the first CicLAvia-The Valley on Sunday.

As the Studio City resident leisurely rode her bicycle down Lankershim Boulevard during the popular open-streets event, she marveled at the many attractions she had managed to miss while driving in her car.

March 20, 2015

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By Brenda Gazzar

March 20, 2015

The San Fernando Valley’s time has come — at least for the throngs of cyclists, pedestrians and skaters poised to take over two iconic streets of car-centric Los Angeles on Sunday for the first ever Metro Presents CicLAvia — The Valley.

The 12th installation of the popular open-streets event, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase trendy North Hollywood and Studio City when automobiles clear out so non-motorized travelers can sail along Lankershim and Ventura boulevards.

March 16, 2015

California Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), an advocate for renewable energy and alternative power sources, will join a special CicLAvia bike ride from the Metro Orange Line Van Nuys Station to the San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia in North Hollywood early Sunday morning, March 22.

Bob Hertzberg: 'My heart sinks. It's just horrible.'

March 16, 2015

By Patrick McGreevy

armed by the dismal voter turnout in this month's Los Angeles city election, California lawmakers are considering a massive expansion of vote-by-mail balloting and legalizing pop-up polling stations at shopping malls to help increase the convenience and appeal of voting.

Opening polling stations weeks early and allowing teenagers to vote in primaries if they turn 18 by the general election, strategies already being used in Colorado and Oregon respectively, also are being debated.

March 10, 2015

More than 12 years after representing the San Fernando Valley as Speaker of the California Assembly, Bob Hertzberg has returned to the state Legislature as the senator representing the recently redrawn 18th Senate District. 

March 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO (SDJW)–State Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) delivered the daily invocation in the Senate chambers on Thursday, March 5, marking the holiday of Purim.  Hertzberg summarized the story of Purim from the Book of Esther and had hamantaschen distributed to each of his 39 Senate colleagues.  He also praised Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego), chair of the Legislature’s Jewish Caucus for successfully sponsoring a resolution last week, condemning the defilement of an Israeli flag with a swastika.

March 4, 2015

A bill introduced in the California Senate would expand the ability of commercial and industrial electricity customers to buy renewable energy directly from independent suppliers instead of through major utilities

By Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter

March 3, 2015

The biggest electricity users in California could buy power from a seller other than one of the three big utilities under legislation offered yesterday that was framed as a way to expand renewable energy.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg: "The number of businesses on the both sides has grown tremendously, particularly the Chinese businesses investing in America and California."

March 2, 2015

By Lia Zhu and Chang Jun in San Francisco(China Daily USA)

Scholars, government officials and company executives from China and the US got together Feb 26 and put their heads together at a three-day conference on how to better tap into the potential for China-US economic cooperation.

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