That’s right, come January 1st, you better remember to bring them cloth bags into the store.

As of Wednesday, the thin, seemingly ubiquitous carryalls will be illegal for all large grocers to distribute. Small markets must follow suit in July.
Customers will have to bring their own bags, buy reusable ones or purchase paper bags for 10 cents apiece. When L.A. passed its plastic bag ban in June, it became the nation’s largest city to take this step. Also affected are major retailers that sell groceries, such as Wal-Mart and Target.

From Howard Blume’s piece in the Los Angeles Times.