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April 19, 2018

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A state Senate policy panel approved a plan to fix unintended delays and financial hardships in a new statewide program for placing individuals with foster caregivers.

The Senate Human Services Committee on a bipartisan, 6-0 vote approved Senate Bill 1083 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell to help fix the program, known as Resource Family Approval, to create a more unified, child-centered and family-friendly approval process.

April 19, 2018

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A recent deadly South Carolina prison riot didn’t make as much news here as they did back East.

April 18, 2018

By Sal Rodriquez

Editor’s note: Breaking views are thoughts from individual members of the editorial board on today’s headlines.

Back on December 29, 2016, Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, authored a piece for the conservative Washington Examiner with the provocative headline “California Democrats legalize child prostitution.”

April 18, 2018

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By Kevin Oliver

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —

A proposed bill that would make public law enforcement records for officers that are under investigation for use of force, on the job sexual assault, fraud and corruption was approved by the California Senate Public Safety Committee.

April 15, 2018

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By Tanya Dennis

Jerome Dixon convicted of a murder he didn’t commit spent 21 years in jail, now exposes students to experiences relative to the judicial system, illustrating the notion of making better choices for the greater good.

April 05, 2018

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In a legislative hearing packed with criminal justice experts and former youth offenders, California lawmakers pushed forward a bill this week to keep minors who commit crimes out of adult courts.

April 03, 2018

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Lawmakers' tempers flared Monday as the California Senate adjourned in memory of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man who was shot to death by Sacramento police officers on March 18.

Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) denounced the shooting, saying Clark did not get a day in court "because the police chose to be judge, jury and executioner."

April 02, 2018

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By Sean P. Thomas

For more than eight years, a portion of sidewalk and a plaza behind the Ronald Reagan Building on Main Street were blocked from public use by a row of orange and white barricades.

March 26, 2018

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California Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and state Controller Betty T. Yee announced legislation to help address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.

Senate Bill 1343 would provide training to more California workers on preventing sexual harassment, as well as how to recognize harassment and who to contact if victimized.