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U.S. Department of Labor Provides Continued Assistance to California Counties Recovering from 2017 Wildfires
December 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor announced additional incremental funding for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the California Department of Employment Development to assess workforce needs in response to wildfires that affected the state in October and December 2017. ... read more »
District Attorneys Reach Settlement with Amazon to Prohibit Force-Fed Foie Gras Sales in California
December 7, 2018
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that Amazon.com Inc. has agreed not to sell force-fed foie gras in California under a consumer protection settlement reached with her office and the Monterey County and Santa Clara County district attorney's offices. ... read more »
Senate Budget Chair Holly J. Mitchell Praises State Study Calling on More Help for Families in Poverty
December 3, 2018
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement in response to the state Department of Social Services Task Force Report on Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty: ... read more »
Los Angeles County Begins Hazardous Waste Removal Following Woolsey Fire
December 3, 2018
The L.A. County Fire Department alongside teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin assessing and removing household hazardous waste from properties burned by the Woolsey Fire. ... read more »
White Supremacist Pleads Guilty in Los Angeles
November 30, 2018
A member of a White supremacist group has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in connection with a political rally that turned violent in Southern California last year. ... read more »
Survey: California Homebuyers Can’t Always Get What They Want
November 29, 2018
A competitive housing market and low housing affordability is forcing California homebuyers to make compromises in their home purchases, including price, size, location and school quality, according to a survey released today by a Los Angeles-based Realtors group. ... read more »
JPL-Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet’s Interior
November 29, 2018
After more than six months in transit, a probe managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully touched down on the surface of Mars today, beginning the first mission designed to study the center of the Red Planet. ... read more »
Thurmond Wins Historic Race for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction
November 17, 2018
Pledges to be a champion of public schools and a Superintendent for all California students Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is the projected winner of the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction election. ... read more »
California Law Allows Time Off to Vote on Election Day
November 2, 2018
To ensure that all voters have time to vote on Election Day, November 6, California law permits employees to take up to two hours off work without loss of pay if they’re enable to make it to the ballot box during non-work hours.  ... read more »
Debt Collection Company Agrees to $9 Million Settlement Over Illegal Phone-Calling Practices
November 2, 2018
One of the world's largest third-party debt collection companies has agreed to pay $9 million and curb illegal phone-calling practices to settle a civil consumer protection lawsuit brought by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and other county prosecutors. ... read more »
Black Angelenos Likely to Respond to Improving Resources if They Believe Census
November 1, 2018
The 2020 Census will ensure there is an accurate count of California residents. A complete count would determine the number of U.S. House of Representatives seats California will receive. The Census is also used to distribute federal financial resources to local communities. According to the CA Census 2020 website, there are 70 CA federally-funded programs in the areas of education, health, and human services that will benefit from a complete count. ... read more »
Repealing Costa-Hawkins
November 1, 2018
California is in a massive housing crisis. Though housing prices vary across the state, housing affordability is a clear problem when resident income is compared to housing costs. In many cities, renters are paying over half of their income in housing costs, leaving very little to go towards anything else. Some 61 percent of renter households in California are lower-income, according to the California Department of housing and Community Development. ... read more »
Why Should African Americans Vote?: Special to California Black Media Partners
November 1, 2018
African Americans cannot afford not to vote. We must vote for people who have our best interest in mind, heart and soul. We must vote for issues that advance the well-being of our families and communities. We can’t expect to win with every vote, but if we don’t vote, we can certainly expect to lose. ... read more »
No on Prop 10
November 1, 2018
Los Angeles has been hit hard by California’s housing crisis. A critical shortage in affordable housing is putting real economic pressure on families throughout the region, making it harder to find safe, affordable places to live and creating economic stress. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign Headline Free #TimeDone Campaign Bringing Awareness to the Past Convictions Crisis
October 25, 2018
The smooth rhythms of L.A. natives rapper Nipsey Hussle, award-winning artist Ty Dolla $ign, and R&B Bay-area artist Goapele filled the speakers at the Greek Theatre on Sunday evening, Oct. 22 for the #TimeDone campaign’s free concert. The concert served as a launching pad to raise awareness of legal prohibitions on job and housing eligibility, other barriers that 70 million Americans living with a past conviction face after completing prison sentences.  ... read more »
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