California's senate didn't have the balls to ban plastic bags at grocery, convenience and drug stores. But this week L.A County might do what Sacramento wouldn't.

And Heal the Bay, long a proponent of polluting the planet with needless bags, will be there before Tuesday morning's vote for a rally outside the Hall of Administration.

While the group says the ban would make this one of the largest city/county governments in the nation to outlaw plastic bags, the move would still have limited reach:

It would apply to stores in unincorporated areas (PDF) controlled by county government, such as Marina Del Rey, Topanga Canyon, Rancho Dominguez and East San Gabriel.

Still, the county states that a million people live in these communities.

The rally happens from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 500 West Temple St., downtown.

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