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OIG Review Reveals Deputy Misconduct
July 26, 2019
Deputies found to have assaulted their wives and driven under the influence at more than 100 miles per hour are among those who remain employed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to a report discussed with the Board of Supervisors this week. ... read more »
Drew League Basketball Clinic Volunteer Featured In Award-Winning Social Media Campaign
March 1, 2019
Washington was featured in an I Serve LA video as part of a social media campaign encouraging the Cal State LA community to track their service hours. I Serve LA is a university-wide service-learning initiative, which provides thousands of volunteers to serve with community-based organizations across the Greater Los Angeles area. ... read more »
MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress
January 24, 2019
To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub researchers measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ... 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 »
Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary
January 3, 2019
Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote. ... read more »
California Moves 2020 Primary Up to March and Joins “Super Tuesday” Voting
December 27, 2018
Early voting in California’s primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California’s notoriously complex landscape, where campaigning is done through paid political ads. ... read more »
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 »
After midterms, Democratic Hopefuls Eye Early-Voting States
November 22, 2018
Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. ... read more »
Homeowner Bill of Rights: Protecting Families from Life’s Financial Storms
October 4, 2018
In recent weeks, multiple news sources have reported on the 10-year anniversary since the onset of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. Between 2007 and 2011, 10.9 million homes went into foreclosure, with 8 million completing that process. Additionally, $1.95 trillion in lost property value affected both families who lost their homes to foreclosure, as well as their nearby neighbors who remained in their homes. ... read more »
SCAQMD Refinery Committee Directs Development of Measure to Phase Out Toxic Chemical at Two Refineries
September 28, 2018
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Refinery Committee today directed agency staff to develop a regulation by May 2019 to better mitigate the risk from – or possibly phase out -- the use of a highly toxic chemical used at two Southland refineries. ... read more »
Check with Voter Registrar — Are You Still on the Rolls?
September 20, 2018
U.S. citizens across the country soon will vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. ... read more »
B.B. King Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
August 31, 2018
In 1949, a fight broke out at a dance in Twist, Kansas. During the melee, a barrel filled with kerosene, that had been lit earlier to warm the party, was knocked over. As flames licked the dance floor, B.B. King, a twenty-something musician, escaped into the cool Kansas night with the rest of the party goers. But King had forgotten his guitar inside. On that fateful night, risking his life, he ran back into the building to rescue his prized instrument. ... read more »
Getting Real About High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students
August 16, 2018
Even as overall graduation rates improve, Black and Hispanic students continue to lag behind that curve. Graduation rates for African American students are 76.4 percentage points—8 percentage points behind the national average—and Latino students are at 79.3 percent. Native American students fare even worse at just 72 percent graduation. Meanwhile, White and Asian students are anywhere from four to six points higher than the national average. ... read more »
Rural Black Nevada Students win Discrimination Settlement
July 5, 2018
Two African American students who say they were subjected to repeated racial bullying at their rural Nevada high school have won a settlement in a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school district and the city of Yerington. ... read more »
President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California
October 11, 2017
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.  ... read more »
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