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Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees Appoints New Trustee to Serve on Governing Board
September 5, 2019
On August 29, 2019, the Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees provisionally appointed Ms. Rosalyn Green as the Area 1 trustee representing Seaside and Sand City. ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
Bullied Employee Collects $1.58 Million From UC Regents
August 29, 2019
Former UCLA employee Nicole Birden said she feels “good about her victory” now that UC regents have been ordered to pay her $1.58 million, as compensation for her experience in what she and her attorney James DeSimone are calling a hostile and racist work environment. Birden, who is African American, said she was constantly bullied and called names including the N word during her work as a phlebotomist for UCLA. She was eventually terminated, she said, without ever having been written up or subject to any other disciplinary action. ... read more »
Celebrities Join Metrolink in Highlighting Environmental and Social Opportunities
August 29, 2019
Metrolink riders will soon hear famous voices announcing train stops.  As part of its Guest Conductor Program, the rail service invited several local celebrities and community leaders to record messages and announcements. ... read more »
LADOT Crossing Guard Celebrates 40+ Years of Service
August 29, 2019
Wednesday, March 3, 1976. It’s a date Carl McCorkle will never forget. That was the day he first began working as a crossing guard for the Los Angeles Department of Transporation (LADOT). He also remembers his first intersection – 11th Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard, just by the Hyde Park Early Education Center, YES Academy, and Hyde Park Elementary School. ... read more »
America’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Cost Economy $1.5 Trillion
August 29, 2019
America’s nagging racial wealth gap has been the focus of many research reports and economic policy debates. Now new research analyzes the strong connection between disproportionate wealth and financial services and products that are either shared or denied with consumers of color. ... read more »
LA Sentinel Endorses Henry Jones for CalPERS President
August 29, 2019
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is the largest pension program in the United States. It provides retirement benefits to approximately 1.9 million members, 600,000 of whom are currently retired. This includes state workers, school district non-teaching personnel, and most of the state’s county and city employees. ... read more »
Former Inmate Shares His Journey from Ex-Convict to Entrepreneur
August 29, 2019
In 2017, the Sentencing Project reported that one in three Black men in the U.S. will be arrested during their lifetime. After completing their sentence, many of these Black men will commit another crime and return to prison. ... read more »
California Democratic Party Black Caucus Elects All Women to Board 
August 29, 2019
You could feel the high level of energy in the room when the California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) made history this past weekend, electing four Black women to lead the organization. ... read more »
Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment
August 29, 2019
The $1 billion pledge is part of a larger effort for the bank to overhaul its philanthropic strategy ... read more »
Some Californians Say Moving from Natural Gas to Electricity Will Cost Too Much
August 29, 2019
About a month ago, business and political representatives from more than 20 cities across the Inland Empire  - a metropolitan area east of Los Angeles that covers parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties - held a press conference in the city of Riverside. At the meeting, they sounded off against new California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rules designed to move energy users away from natural gas, toward electric power. ... read more »
The National Black MBA Association Brought Their Scale-Up Pitch Challenge To L.A., Igniting Black Excellence And Community Among Competing Entrepreneurs
August 29, 2019
The National Black MBA Association held it’s West Coast Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Regional Competition in the historic business district in Downton Los Angeles, an opportunity for entrepreneurs in various industries a chance to grow their business. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Opposes State Bill to Allow 4am Bar Time
August 27, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to pass a resolution opposing the so-called “Last Call Bill” that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. ... read more »
California Assembly OKs Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses
August 27, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California schools may soon allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on K-12 campuses. The California Assembly approved a bill Monday that lets school boards decide whether parents can administer medical marijuana on school campuses. ... read more »
Final Initial Application Numbers Announced for 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission
August 23, 2019
The California State Auditor announced that nearly 21,000 Californians applied to serve on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission, of which more than 17,600 are tentatively eligible. The initial application period for the 14 seats closed on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ... read more »
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