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Mayor Aja Brown: Restoring Hope and Making Compton Thrive
July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Compton political, community and business leaders piled into the newly opened Dollarhide Senior Center Friday night to hear Mayor Aja Brown deliver the first State of The City Message in over 20 years ... read more »
HUD Announces New Rule to Combat Housing Discrimination
July 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. ... read more »
Senate Committee Passes Holden’s Bill to Expand Pathways from High School to Community College
July 13, 2015
Legislation by Assemblymember Chris Holden has been approved by the Senate Education Committee to form a partnership between high schools and community colleges to allow high schoolers to participate in college level courses so that they can be better prepared for education after high school. ... read more »
Governor signs Mitchell bill ending law’s misuse of the L word: Lynching
July 8, 2015
SB 629, a measure to correct an obsolete reference to the term “lynching” in California’s penal code, has been signed into law by Governor Brown. It takes effect January 1, ... read more »
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 »
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