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Governor Brown signs plastic bag ban — but battle not over yet

California has become the first in the nation to have a statewide ban against single-use plastic bags. However, the battle over the issue is not over yet. Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial law  last Tuesday.  It prohibits grocery stores and pharmacies from distributing single-use plastic bags after July 2015 and expands to include convenience stores and liquor stores the next year. Under the new law, If you arrive at the retailer bag-less, you can buy a reusable bag or pay at least 10 cents for a paper... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- The new reusable bag from Smart & Final Extra at 1855 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale

City Buzz: Plastic carryout bags banned in Glendale. Is Burbank next?

Forget your reusable grocery bag and you’re going to pay extra to get a carryout sack for your purchases at some retailers in nearby Glendale now. It’s part of a strict plastic bag ban ordinance, which is being rolled out in two stages. The new ordinance is listed on the City of Glendale website. Here’s the first phase: “Beginning July 1, 2013 plastic carryout bags will no longer be available at farmer’s markets, larger grocers and food marts with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank then and now snapshots on side two of the centennial reusable bag

Hot collectible: Burbank centennial bag

I noticed it soon after the big party of the century to celebrate Burbank’s centennial back on July 8. Whenever I took my colorful Burbank centennial reusable bag out in public — someone would comment on it.  “What a cool bag!” is what a checker at the Trader Joe’s on East Alameda Avenue in Burbank said as she carefully arranged my groceries in that bag.  I get versions of that compliment the most. On another occasion, a Burbank shopper pointed out that she has one just like it — but is not using it– thinking... Read More →

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