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Rideshare Drivers, Union Form Alliance in Support of AB5
September 5, 2019
Over 100 Uber and Lyft drivers formed a caravan on August 25, embarking on a three day trip to Sacramento in support of AB5, a bill that would redefine independent contractor status in California.  Members of two unions, the Mobile Workers Alliance and Gig Workers Rising, joined the drivers; the group also stopping to rally at Uber headquarters in San Francisco and returning home on August 28. ... read more »
California Court Eases Secrecy on Police Officer Records
August 27, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Monday expanded rules for telling suspects that they’ve been arrested by a police officer who has previously been accused of taking bribes, ... read more »
L.A. County Woman Receives Governor’s Pardon
August 16, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted pardons to seven people, including Susan H. Burton, a former inmate from East L.A. who now helps other women transition from prison to society. ... read more »
Dynamex Law: Many Black App-Based Drivers, Media Freelancers Want to Remain ‘Their Own Bosses’

July 25, 2019
On Monday, July 8, Agbasi joined other members of the “I’m Independent Coalition” for a press conference at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. At the event, a panel of advocates, community leaders and drivers called on lawmakers to fix the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and amend AB 5, a bill the full Senate is expected to hear and vote on in September. Nearly 500 on-demand delivery drivers from across the state also rallied at the State Capitol July16 asking state legislators to fix the pending bill and protect their flexibility. ... read more »
Post Office Celebrates Life of Marvin Gaye with New Stamp
April 4, 2019
A stamp honoring the life of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye was officially released at the Greek Theatre today by the U.S. Postal Service, on what would have been the singer's 80th birthday. ... read more »
Alex Padilla Takes Oath of Office for Second Term as California Secretary of State
January 7, 2019
Alex Padilla took the oath of office for his second term as California Secretary of State at the Secretary of State Office in Sacramento. Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye administered the oath. ... read more »
Convicted Double-Murderer’s Death Sentence Upheld
January 3, 2019
The state's highest court unanimously rejected the defense's contention that Cedric Jerome Johnson had been denied his day in court ... read more »
Former Ca. Sen. Roderick Wright Pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown
November 21, 2018
Wright “has shown that since his release from custody, he has lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character, and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen,” Brown wrote in his pardon message. ... read more »
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