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In Charter School Fight, Urban League and National Action Network Ask NAACP: “Did You See the Numbers?”
May 23, 2019
The state chapters of the National Urban League (NUL) and the National Action Network (NAN) have teamed up to oppose the bills. They say the proposals amount to a “step backward” for African American charter school parents and their children. ... read more »
Treasurer Appoints Distinguished Transportation Experts Dr. Beverly Scott and Frederick Jordan to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group
May 9, 2019
California Treasurer Fiona Ma has appointed two prominent African American transportation experts, Mr. Frederick Jordan of San Francisco and Dr. Beverly A. Scott of Albany, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group. ... read more »
Black Religious Groups, Non-Profits Can Apply for Security Grants as Gov Prioritizes Hate Crimes With $15M Emergency Fund
May 2, 2019
African American churches, mosques and other religious organizations are among vulnerable non-profits in California eligible to apply for security grants after Gov. Gavin Newsom approved $15 million in emergency funds this week to help religious and community-based groups protect themselves against hate crimes.  ... read more »
Heather Hutt Talks About Her New Role as State Director for Senator Harris
April 18, 2019
A California, particularly a Los Angeles native, Hutt has spent her life and career fighting for the residents in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s Statement on Her Appointment to L.A. Coliseum Commission
March 21, 2019
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego said Mitchell’s background make her uniquely qualified to serve on the commission. ... read more »
Judge Rules “Profit Over People” Lawsuit May Proceed Against Pharmaceutical Giant Gilead Sciences, Inc.
March 1, 2019
According to HIV Litigation Attorneys, spearheading the effort to bring the drug manufacturer to justice, there is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld a safer alternative version of drugs to treat HIV for over a decade until its original patents on its other medication expired.   ... read more »
U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime and Transportation Safety Violations by Oceanside, California, Agricultural Company
February 15, 2019
After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Sundance Natural Foods Company – based in Oceanside, California – will pay $13,641 in back wages to 45 employees for unpaid overtime as a result of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (MSPA). Additionally, the company was assessed $5,130 in civil penalties.  ... read more »
Gregory Murphy Joins CSUN Community as its New Police Chief
February 1, 2019
When Gregory Murphy was introduced earlier this month as California State University, Northridge’s new police chief and initially addressed the members of the CSUN Department of Police Services, the topic of his conversation was respect. Respect also is a theme that he wants to define his relationship with the campus community. ... 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 »
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 »
Dating Websites Ordered to Pay Back Customers for Automatic Renewal Subscriptions
October 18, 2018
Dating websites owned by Spark Networks USA, LLC, such as Christian Mingle and Jdate, have been ordered to pay up to $985,000 in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were automatically renewed or who were denied refunds when requested, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  ... read more »
Lakers’ LeBron James Makes Staples Center Debut in Preseason Game vs. Nuggets
October 3, 2018
“The player that wears No. 23, 6-foot-8 in his 16th campaign from St. Vincent-St. Mary [High School], LeBron James,” rattled out of the speakers at Staples Center as James was introduced in the starting lineup in the Los Angeles Lakers preseason clash against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday evening. ... read more »
California Lawmakers Continue Shift from Mass Incarceration
September 14, 2018
The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. ... read more »
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Emerges from Bankruptcy
September 14, 2018
The parent company of several Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles restaurants emerged from bankruptcy this week when a Los Angeles judge confirmed a modified confirmation plan to repay creditors, it was announced today. ... read more »
Three Sentenced for Robbery, Beating in Long Beach
September 6, 2018
Patrick John Adams (dob 5/10/94) of San Diego was sentenced to 17 years in state prison. On July 31, Adams pleaded no contest to one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and dissuading a witness by force or threat. He admitted inflicting great bodily injury and using a pistol in the assault. ... read more »
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