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Elections: Gov. Brown stays in office for record term, Prop 47 passes

by Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, Republicans celebrated their victories across the nation, which gave them control over the state Senate. In California, they were able to deny the Democrats “a…

California ranked #1 in after school programs

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that California leads the nation in after school programs, placing first among all states in a national survey released Thursday by…

Reps. Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano launch annual domestic violence campaign

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, and other local businesses and women’s rights organizations to kick off the 11th Annual Domestic Violence Collection…

Beheading of second American Journalist by ISIL condemned by lawmakers

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in response to reports of the killing of American journalist Steven…

West Africa Ebola outbreak worsens; CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thursday issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3…

President signs executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers

President signs executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), released the following statement after President signed an executive order last week prohibiting federal contractors and…

California approves $500 fine for water wasters

California approves $500 fine for water wasters

By Jennifer Schlueter In January, Governor Jerry Brown asked Californians to reduce their water use by 20% because, for some parts of California, 2013 had been the driest year ever…

Immigration crisis: Obama requests billions in aid

By Jennifer Schlueter According to the Department of Homeland Security, 57,000 Central American children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have crossed the US boarder since October. This number…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson reports significant drop in number of districts in financial jeopardy

A new report shows that the number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has been slashed by more than two-thirds over the past year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction…

Net Neutrality: How Internet service providers want to gain more control over our lives

By Jennifer Schlueter How would you feel if your favorite website loaded very slowly, or not at all, because your Internet service provider (ISP) disagrees with its content or wants…

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