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Bernard Parks Brings Illustrious Career of Service to a Close
July 2, 2015
After over 60 years of service to the residents of Los Angeles, Current City Councilmember and former Police Chief Bernard Parks is finally ready to retire   ... read more »
Judge Dismisses Defamation Claim against Assemblymember Gipson
June 11, 2015
Assemblyman Mike Gipson A judge dismissed a defamation claim that was part of a lawsuit filed against Assemblyman Mike Gipson over a campaign mailer he approved for use against the opponent he defeated in November to win the 64th Assembly District seat. ... read more »
Assembly Unanimously Supports Lifting Age Cap on Cal Grants for Veterans Returning to School
June 7, 2015
Courtesy of Sgt. Gary Hone, 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Georgia Army National Guard  A bill lifting the age cap on state financial aid for veterans seeking to further their education and training passed the Assembly unanimously today.   ... read more »
Holden’s Bill to Create College Pathways for High School Students Passes Assembly
June 5, 2015
Courtesy of dcJohn/Flickr The Assembly unanimously approved Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) measure to reduce barriers to higher education.  The bill would create a partnership between high schools and community colleges to allow students to take college-level courses at their high schools or on community college campuses. ... read more »
Zurita Sails to Win, Sharif brings new vision to city council
June 4, 2015
Janna Zurita (left) and Emma Sharif (courtesy photo) It was indeed A Good Day In Compton for incumbent Janna Zurita and school board member Emma Sharif at Tuesday General Election for council seats in District 1 and District 4, ... read more »
Assembly Says ‘Yes’ to Holden’s Property Tax Break for Seniors
June 4, 2015
courtesy of wikimedia The Assembly has overwhelmingly approved legislation authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) that would give California seniors a break on property taxes when they sell their home.   ... read more »
Obama muses about his legacy, offers counterpoint to GOP
June 3, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not shy about defining his achievements and casting them in the most positive light, yet he is loath to talk about his “legacy.” ... read more »
Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police
May 28, 2015
President Obama this week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The President made the announcement in Camden, N.J., ... read more »
Willowbrook to Get New Library and Senior Housing
May 28, 2015
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas More than 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, an 8,000 square foot library, and an employment center will soon replace a blighted lot on the corner of 118th Street in Willowbrook. ... read more »
Holden’s ‘Franchise Bill of Rights’ Scores Big Win in California Assembly Vote (AB 525)
May 22, 2015
Franchisees in California are one step closer to being treated as the small business owners that they are, and not employees, now that Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, ... read more »
Progress on Child Poverty Must Happen this Year
May 22, 2015
In response to the Governor’s May Revise, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement: “Children should not be forced to live in poverty. ... read more »
Inglewood Clerk Yvonne Horton Sworn In By Board of Equalization Chair Jerome E. Horton
May 21, 2015
Inglewood Clerk Yvonne Horton being sworn in by her husband Jerome E. Horton, Chair of the Board of Equalization while the Bible is being held by their granddaughter, ... read more »
Governor Brown Appoints Gene Hale to International Trade and Investment Advisory Council
May 21, 2015
Building on the state’s efforts to help expand international business opportunities for California companies, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently appointed 13 members to the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council, ... read more »
AG Kamala Harris is still a star among Stars
May 21, 2015
U.S. Senate Candidate Shines at Convention     There have been moments in American politics such as 2004 when a relatively unknown Illnois Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention.  ... read more »
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Looks to Invest More into Police Dept.
May 18, 2015
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown  visited  The White House last year to discuss his plans for mandatory body cameras for police and will be returning for a follow-up visit next week. ... read more »

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