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September 06, 2017

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State Assemblymembers from both parties today approved a plan to end unreasonable fees on families of incarcerated children, making the measure one step away from Gov. Brown’s desk.

August 30, 2017

Allahiya Shabazz
Staff Writer

new, interactive anti-racism exhibit called the Unity Center. Hundreds lined up at the doors of the auditorium to view a panel celebrating and discussing California’s social justice progress.

The idea for the Unity Center originally came about after the 1999 Summer of Hate, when two Jewish synagogues were bombed and multiple hate crimes were committed against the LGBTQ community.

August 28, 2017

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SACRAMENTO -- A new exhibit at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento has brought out some big names.

The new permanent exhibit is called the "Unity Center," an interactive experience aimed at inspiring community activism.

Carmichael native and national TV personality Lisa Ling, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta and Mayor Darrell Steinberg were all on hand to see the new exhibit and participate in a panel Saturday.

August 25, 2017

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By Dennis Romero

Momentum against California's bail system has been building in the last year or so. Critics argue that inability to pay is no reason to be punished before one's case can be heard by a judge or jury.

August 25, 2017

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by Holden Slattery

California is moving forward with a pair of initiatives designed to increase its supply of foster parents, while grappling with sweeping reforms to its foster care system.

A big part of that effort is a bill now under consideration in California’s state legislature that would reduce the number of crimes that bar a person from becoming a foster parent.

August 24, 2017

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August 24, 2017

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By Marcos Bretón

The Unity Center will have its grand opening at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento on Saturday and it’s well worth a visit.

For nearly two decades, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has wanted the capital city to host a museum of tolerance. The idea came to Steinberg, and others, after the “summer of hate” in 1999.

August 23, 2017

California should make it stop

By Erwin Chemerinsky

Special to The Bee

August 23, 2017

California Museum Opens Long-Awaited Unity Center

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In the summer of 1999, a wave of hate crimes washed across the United States. In Northern California, three synagogues in Sacramento were firebombed and two gay men in Redding were murdered in their home.