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AG Rob Bonta Ruling Sends Fate of District 10 Back into Court’s Hands
June 30, 2022
California Attorney General Rob Bonta has re-opened the possibility of a lawsuit filed by Mark Ridley-Thomas supporters to sue over the selection of Herb Wesson as a temporary member of the Los Angeles City Council, throwing the status of Los Angeles’ 10th Council District back into question. ... read more »
Opioid Settlement: California, 13 Other States, to Share $30 Billion-Plus in Payouts
March 10, 2022
The money from two different settlement deals will be used to support recovery and relief efforts for people struggling with opioid addiction, a problem that disproportionately affects African Americans. It has been identified as a contributing factor to the high rate of unhoused Black people in California. ... read more »
New California ‘Strike Force’ Gives Teeth to State Housing Laws
November 25, 2021
To advance housing access, affordability, and equity, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced earlier this month the creation of a Housing Strike Force. The team, housed within the California Department of Justice (Cal DOJ) has been tasked with enforcing California housing laws that cities across the state have been evading or ignoring. ... read more »
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Cal DOJ: Look Out for Illegal Cannabis Edibles Mimicking Popular Snacks, Candy
November 4, 2021
Last week California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a “consumer alert” warning Californians that cannabis-infused edibles are being packaged and sold as copycat versions of popular food and candy products.  ... read more »
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer Justice Reform Legislation Signed Into Law
October 7, 2021
At Rowley Park, alongside legislators, community leaders and families of victims of police violence, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating a system to decertify peace officers for serious misconduct. The Governor also signed legislation increasing transparency of peace officer misconduct records, improving policing responsibility and accountability guidelines, raising eligibility standards and banning harmful restraint techniques. ... read more »
LA Joins Coalition to Urge EPA to Adopt Strict Emissions Rules for Vehicles
September 28, 2021
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and a coalition of attorneys general and city attorneys, led by California Attorney General Rob Bonta, urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to adopt strict standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions emitted from passenger cars and light trucks. ... read more »
Black Californians Are the Number One Target of Hate Crimes
July 15, 2021
Miya Ponsetto, the Piru, California woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone at a New York City Hotel in December 2020, has been charged with a hate crime. Two Californian men have been charged with a hate crime in Oregon for allegedly assaulting a Black gas station attendant. A Berkeley woman was charged with a hate crime after she allegedly harassed a Black Amazon delivery driver, shouting racial slurs at him and physically stopping his attempts to escape the confrontation. ... read more »
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