L.A. Times says California Assemblymember Julia Brownley’s bill to ban single-use plastic bags goes too far. Thoughts?

Will Governer Schwarzeneggar sign a bill, just passed in the Senate, to ban cigarette smoking at California beaches?

Whale slaughter has more than quadrupled in the past 20 years. Is the latest debate a chance at ending the killing of whales or “a whaler’s dream”?