WEATHER »

State 2-5


State Assemblymember Pedro Nava has introduced legislation aimed at protecting communities from sexually violent predators. The Sex Crime Disclosure Act permits court access to full criminal histories during civil trials; the Sex Crime Loophole Closure Act prohibits authorities from expunging egregious sex crimes from a juvenile’s record. Crime Victims United endorsed the bills, calling them necessary to keep the most violent predators off the streets.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

City Loses Trip-and-Fall Verdict

The injured woman wins $105,000.

Phone Scams Spike Countywide

Callers are claiming to be IRS and Homeland Security agents.

Longtime Fiesta Soldados Given the Boot 

Ousted Marc Martinez said Old Spanish Days has become "less inclusive."

Los Padres Forest Officials Ban Unpermitted Campfires

Wildfire conditions prompt caution.

County Out $2M Annually on Recycled Paper

A changing world market is to blame.