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October 12, 2017

Children, some as young as 4 or 5, are being raised on a diet of media, and experts say that it’s up to parents to control how much and what kind of content is digested by youngsters and teens.

A panel of experts discussed the changing world of media and what it means to the developing minds of children at a program hosted by Common Sense Kids Action and First 5 Ventura County, both advocacy groups.

In the News

October 10, 2017

It is now California law that human trafficking hotlines will have a text message option after Governor Jerry Brown signed a Senate Bill last week.

Through the legislation, written by Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), the phone number 233-733 (Be Free) will aid victims by being posted in plain sight in businesses, hotels and motels for them to text for help.

“We need young people and business leaders to step up and do their part to stop human trafficking in California,” Stern said in a statement in September.

In the News

October 3, 2017

State Senator Henry Stern (Los Angeles) — who successfully pushed to increase funding for clean energy research from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund — met with Director Witherell and researchers from the Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy Technologies and Biosciences Areas. He then toured NERSC and attended Cyclotron Road’s annual innovator showcase.

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September 28, 2017

The British-born portrait artist started painting later in life, but she’s managed to captivate eyes from all over the country.

The Malibu Times’ readers will recognize the monthly portraits cast in shades of blue, purple and the occasional yellow in the “Face of Malibu” column. 

The portrait painter behind the art, Johanna Spinks, and the City of Malibu’s Cultural Arts Commission have come together to present The Face of Malibu Portrait Painting Exhibit, opening on Friday, Oct. 6. The event is co-sponsored by The Malibu Times.

In the News

September 27, 2017

A resolution to block the sharing of election data with federal investigators--the first of its kind--authored by California Senator Henry Stern of Malibu was approved by the State Legislature. Senate Joint Resolution 11, passed on Sept. 15, asks other states to join California in refusing to share election data with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission.

In the News

September 27, 2017

Knowledge is power. When a person meets with us, argues for or against legislation, and asks for our votes, we and our legislative colleagues insist on knowing who they are representing, because that’s critical in helping us assess the credibility of the arguments.

But when voters do the same thing we do – vote to make laws through ballot measures – it’s not always clear who’s asking for their votes. Special interests often hide on campaign ads behind happy-sounding committee names that leave voters in the dark about their real agendas.

In the News

September 25, 2017

The push is on to get 16- and 17-year-olds pre-registered to vote.

That push came to Reseda High School on Monday, where state leaders set in motion Voter Education Week.

The goal? To get young people thinking about what roles they play in who gets elected, so when they’re old enough to vote they’ll be more empowered and engaged enough to do it.

Eighteen- to 25-year-olds are the largest block of voters in the state and yet the smallest in terms of turnout, along with the working class and low-income individuals, according to state officials.