In Today’s News: ID cards, digital billboards, greenhouse gasses

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ID cards for illegal immigrants. The L.A. City Council is scheduled to consider a proposal by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today to issue photo IDs to undocumented immigrants. The IDs would nominally be library cards – but they would also serve as official identification. That would allow people who use them to open a bank account and conduct other official business. L.A. Times

New digital billboard rules for L.A. The City Council today will also be revisiting the long-running battle over billboards in L.A. The plan on the table calls for the city to form a working group with some of the largest billboard companies. One idea is to reduce the number of overall billboards, but increase the number of digital signs, which are more lucrative. The working group would have 30 days to come up with new guidelines. Daily News

California defends landmark greenhouse gas law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments today in a case that would require petroleum refiners and ethanol producers to make cleaner fuels. Out-of-state refiners have sued over the law, saying it will give an unfair advantage to California producers. The law aims to cut carbon emissions from fuels by 10 percent in the next eight years. ABC

Prop. 38 campaign pulls controversial ads. Education activist Molly Munger says she’s made her point. The L.A. lawyer behind Proposition 38 has decided to stop running ads attacking Proposition 30, a rival tax measure endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown. Both propositions would boost school budgets. Some educators complained the critical ads are hurting the chances of either measure to pass. Contra Costa Times

Re-start for Prop 30 campaign. Governor Jerry Brown is scheduled to attend a rally at UCLA this morning in support of Proposition 30. Backers say they’re starting a new push to explain the governor’s proposed tax hikes to voters. The Yes on 30 campaign has been criticized for its sluggish response to a barrage of negative advertising by opponents.

Supply down, prices up in California real estate. The number of homes sold in the state dropped more than 16 percent in September compared to August, according to real estate firm DataQuick. But the news wasn’t as bad as it may seem. Fewer foreclosures were part of the reason for tighter supply. And low inventory helped push prices up nearly three percent from August – and 15 percent from September last year. L.A. Times