Ban on plastic bags carries new weight

EXAMPLE—A Calabasas worker displays old plastic bags pulled from Las Virgenes Creek. The bags are an environmental hazard.

California state legislators have taken the first step toward banning the distribution of plastic bags, an idea already implemented by several cities in the state and currently under consideration in Calabasas.

The Calabasas City Council tabled its ban on plastic bags to wait for a county report due out this year.

In a 41-27 vote, the Assembly approved a bill that...

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