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Freeway in So Cal to be named after Obama

Westbound SR 134 near I-5 in Glendale.

A Southern California highway is poised to be named after former President Barack Obama.

State lawmakers have approved a bill to name a portion of 134 through Glendale, Eagle Rock and Pasadena as President Barack H. Obama Freeway reports Fox 5.

CA bakery refuses wedding cake to lesbian couple

A California bakery has faced some backlash over their refusal to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple

The owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield said she is not going to support a same-sex wedding because it doesn’t align with her religious beliefs.

CA hate crimes increase for second year in a row

Sexual orientation accounted for a 10-percent increase; 207 last year, about three-quarters of those involved gay men.

California experienced an increase in hate crimes, about 11-percent, in 2016. This is the second consecutive year the state has experienced an increase, but that number is still lower than a decade ago reports The Associated Press.

Part of Highway 1 closed indefinitely after massive landslide

Large landslide closes Highway 1 until further notice.

One of the most travelled and picturesque highways in the world will not be accessible in Big Sur after a massive landslide covered the road last Saturday.

Cal Trans workers had been working to clear previous slides in the area, but had to abandoned their work after they noticed the earth was still shifting

Antonio Sabàto, Jr. will run for Congress in CA

Antonio Sabato Jr will run for a seat in the 26th Congressional District in California.

Television, movie actor and former underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr., has filed paperwork to begin his campaign for the 26th Congressional District in California reports the Associated Press.

His advisers say he will bring fresh ideas to congress despite being a Washington outsider. They also say he will be stressing his ties to President Trump.

Lawmaker introduces bill to create CA registry of hate crime offenders

California lawmaker introduces legislation proposing a hate crime registry.

January 5 marks the first day of the California Legislative Session and Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-San Fernando Valley) put forth a bill that would require the names of people convicted of hate violence, and their crimes, to be made public via a California Hate Crimes Registry.

The identity of the victims would remain confidential.

No more single-use plastic bags at retail stores in CA

Proposition 67 which asked voters if they wanted a ban on plastic bags: it passed 52-percent to 42-percent.

If you’re headed out to the grocery store, or anywhere that provides plastic bags at check-out, be prepared to pay some small change in case you didn’t come prepared.

Proposition 67 which asked voters if they wanted a ban on plastic bags: it passed 52-percent to 42-percent.