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Amend SB 793, Now!
July 16, 2020
I am concerned about SB 793 as written.  Clearly, we need to be concerned about the growing use of tobacco products among our children and young people.  As a retired track and field athlete, specifically, the 400 meters, I am personally opposed to all types of smoking. ... read more »
California Senate Okays ACA 5: Affirmative Action Decision Moves to Voters
June 25, 2020
On Wednesday, June 24, the full California Senate voted 30-10 to pass Assembly Constitutional Amendment  5 (ACA 5), an initiative to overturn Proposition 209 and reinstate Affirmative Action in the state after 24 years. ... read more »
California Assembly Passes Bill to Set Up Reparations Task Force
June 18, 2020
The “reparations” bill calls for the creation of a task force to study and propose ideas for how African Americans in California can be compensated for slavery and its “after lives,” as the author of the legislation, Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), describes the Jim Crow laws and other forms of injustice and state-sanctioned discrimination that have existed in the United States from 1865 until now.  ... read more »
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Legacy of a Lifetime- A Tribute to Diane Watson
July 11, 2019
Longtime friend and confidant of Diane Watson Queen Ahneva Ahneva, also known as Ahneva Hilson, in association with To Inspire Strong Families and Communities, or TIS Foundation, joined hands to honor a public service monarch who has managed to rise to not only one level, but four levels of government service. ... read more »
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at SMC Graduation June 11 Largest-Ever Graduating Class in Santa Monica College’s History
May 31, 2019
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be the 2019 commencement speaker at Santa Monica College (SMC). SMC’s 89th commencement ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Corsair Field on the college’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. ... read more »
Law Enforcement Reps Get Ear Full In State Senate Hearing
June 14, 2018
Bradford made a pointed remark about the makeup of law enforcement organizations. During public testimony, supporters of the bill shared their support for the bill and their stories, including the uncle of Oscar Grant (who was shot in the back in the San Francisco area). ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Wants her Constituents to Thrive
December 21, 2017
The Sentinel caught up with Mitchell recently to talk about her role as a state senator, the challenges that come with overseeing a budget, and some of the new legislation going into effect January 1. ... read more »
New Poll has Isadore Hall Outpacing Field In CA-44
March 28, 2016
Underscoring his extensive support throughout California’s 44th Congressional District, today State Senator Isadore Hall’s campaign released a poll memo showing him with a resounding lead over the field of candidates competing to succeed Congresswoman Janice Hahn. ... read more »
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