New Medical Center.—
The establishment of a new medical center took place May 1, when the existing Stanford Hospital in San Francisco became the Presbyterian Medical Center. The center announced that there will be no disruption in the handling of accounts, as the new corporation will pay any outstanding obligations under the arrangement between the two organizations. For information, write the Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco 15.
State Law Against Pollution by Autos.—
The Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District announced that with the passage of Assembly Bill No. 17 on April 5 California became the first state to take legislative action against pollution of the atmosphere by the automobile. The bill requires devices on all new cars throughout the entire state, but allows counties not affected by smog to exclude themselves from the provisions concerning used cars. In order to exclude a county, its board of supervisors