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On the Radar: The cost of texting, Eagle Rock out and fall fashion

September 07, 2011|By Katie Landan, katie.landan@latimes.com

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have doubled fines for illegal cellphone use while driving, Laist.com reported.

The bill would have also held bicyclists accountable to the same laws as drivers. The governor said he supports discouraging the use of cellphone in the car, but didn't want ratchet up the penalties for such infractions.

The bill's author, Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), said Brown's veto is “a lost opportunity to save more lives," according to the news site.

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Eagle Rock music fest lineup released

Now in its 13th year, the Eagle Rock Music Festival is sure to please foodies and underground music fans alike. On Oct. 1 from 4-11 p.m. more than 65 acts will take to 11 stages. This year's acts include Flying Lotus, Mia Doi Todd and Rooney, to name a few.

The event will be held on Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Angus Drive. For a full lineup visit the festival's official website.

Need an update to your fall wardrobe?

Glendale Galleria hosts a Fashion Night Out Shopping Gala to show shoppers what’s new for fall from 6 to 11 p.m., 100 W. Broadway, Glendale. Five winners of a fashion scavenger hunt will receive a head-to-toe makeover. Glendale Galleria will donate $5 for ever $100 spent to the Child Share program, an organization that finds homes for foster and adoptive children presently in the foster care system. Call (818) 246-6737.

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