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Transformative 5G Technology Arrives
July 19, 2019
Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service. ... read more »
State Audit Shows CSU Concealed $1.5 Billion in Surplus
June 21, 2019
In a highly critical report, the state auditor found the California State University funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to accounts outside of the state Treasury, disregarded state laws covering transparency and used millions of dollars in revenue from campus parking permit fees to fund projects unrelated to the CSU parking program. The audit also showed that CSU campuses are keeping surplus funds in locally held accounts that are hidden from public view and state oversight. ... read more »
What’s Next for California’s Charter Schools? Much Awaited Task Force Report Is Heavy on Advice – But Falls Short on Data
June 13, 2019
In February, Gov. Newsom asked Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to set up a task force charged with looking at the impact public charter school funding has on district-run public school finances.  ... read more »
Letter to the Editor
June 6, 2019
After three years of nearly nonstop advocacy efforts, the hopes of California’s developmentally disabled and their families now rests with the Governor and key leaders of the Legislature.  I’m writing from AbilityFirst Joan and Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood, servicing children and adults with disabilities in your community. ... read more »
EDD Awards $5 Million to Help Train 1,200 California Veterans for Careers in High-Growth Industries
May 31, 2019
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today it has awarded $5 million in Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program grants to 11 organizations to help approximately 1,200 veterans secure jobs in growing industries. ... read more »
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 »
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