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Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... 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 »
Two African Americans Sworn-in to Top State Posts
January 11, 2019
Aligned with the new governor of the state of California’s vision, two African Americans who were recently sworn-in to their elected seats both said they are also committed to making bold and progressive changes. ... read more »
Two Years of Free Community College Funded in Governor’s Budget
January 11, 2019
Assembly Bill 2, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, Kevin McCarty, Rob Bonta, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Laura Friedman, Lorena Gonzalez, and Sabrina Cervantes was introduced to strengthen the California College Promise policy. This budget proposal takes an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.   ... read more »
Rams Throttle Cardinals 31-9; Eying Post Season Bye
December 27, 2018
Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Rams resembled the team that has been seen during the first 11 weeks of the season, and not the previous two. Rams quarterback Jared Goff found himself of old and was efficient in Sundays 31-9 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. ... read more »
San Francisco mayor asks for brother’s early prison release
December 27, 2018
San Francisco's mayor has joined other members of her family in requesting an early release from prison for an older brother who has served nearly two decades of a 44-year sentence on a manslaughter conviction. ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Repealing Costa-Hawkins
November 1, 2018
California is in a massive housing crisis. Though housing prices vary across the state, housing affordability is a clear problem when resident income is compared to housing costs. In many cities, renters are paying over half of their income in housing costs, leaving very little to go towards anything else. Some 61 percent of renter households in California are lower-income, according to the California Department of housing and Community Development. ... read more »
CPUC to Hold Public Forums on Park Water Rate Increase Requests
Park Water is requesting CPUC approval (A.18-01-003) to increase revenues by $1.1 million (3.21 percent) in 2019 over current revenues; by $1.77 million (4.98 percent) in 2020; and by $1.94 million (5.24 percent) in 2021. In total, the increases would amount to $4.83 million over three years, resulting in a $20.70 bi-monthly increase to the average customer bill by the year 2021. ... read more / view event »
Governor Brown Signs California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018
October 4, 2018
Late yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 1294, the California Cannabis Equity Act, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This groundbreaking bill, aimed at reversing some of the damaging impacts cannabis prohibition has had on individuals from disadvantaged communities, is the first social equity cannabis measure in the Unites States. ... read more »
Governor Jerry Brown Signs AB 987
October 4, 2018
With the Governor's signing of Assembly Bill 987, Inglewood and surrounding communities are now one step closer to building a state-of-the-art, privately-funded sports arena, creating thousands of high-wage jobs and generating millions in public revenue for vital services in our communities. ... read more »
Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe
September 21, 2018
The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists wrote: “Global warming is making heavy rain more frequent in many areas of the country. With human alteration of the land—like the engineering of rivers, the destruction of natural protective systems, and increased construction on floodplains—many parts of the U.S. are at greater risk of destructive floods.“ ... read more »
Winners Announced in the ‘I Got Bank’ Essay and Art Contest
September 20, 2018
Officials at One United Bank said they are “proud to announce” the recent winners of the “I Got Bank Essay and Art Contest”.  The ten awardees, ... read more »
Climate Change is a Public Health Crises: Blacks Mostly Absent From The Conversation
September 20, 2018
Hundreds of people protested and disrupted this gathering of environmentalist, policymakers and business executives because - wait for it – the Governor hasn't done enough to decarbonize California and reduce fossil fuel energy use. This, despite his recent signing of Senate Bill 100, which declared California only use clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. ... read more »
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