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July 13, 2017

SATURDAY, LOS ANGELES – Sen. Holly Mitchell hosts “Christmas in July,” a “free carnival that includes food, games, rides, screenings, athletic challenges and enough outdoor fun to inspire Santa to buy sunscreen,” also presents laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk seven-to-12-year-olds who were nominated by their schools or social workers to receive gifts. 10 a.m., McCarthy Quad at the University of Southern California, 3551 Trousdale Pkwy. Contact: Ray Sotero 916 651-4030.

July 13, 2017

Event is sponsored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell

Thanks to strong local support, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday will present laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a free carnival that includes food, games, rides, medical screenings, athletic challenges and enough outdoor fun to inspire Santa to buy sunscreen.

July 12, 2017

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Jorge Luis Macías

Especial para Excélsior

El primer proyecto de reformas al sistema de justicia penal en California fue promulgado en ley por el gobernador Jerry Brown, quien firmó la iniciativa SB 355 de los senadores estatales Holly Mitchell y Ricardo Lara.

July 11, 2017

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By Nick Cahill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Californians accused of a crime but found innocent will no longer have to pay for their public defenders, after Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a criminal justice-reform law striking the requirement.

Under a bill authored by a pair of Los Angeles-area state senators, people using court-appointed counsel must only repay courts for legal costs if they are convicted.

July 10, 2017

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By Rina Palta

A bill that would make it easier for some people with criminal histories to become foster parents is making its way through the California legislature.

June 29, 2017

Measures comprise package by Sens. Lara and Mitchell

The Assembly Public Safety Committee this week approved five criminal and juvenile justice reform bills to improve public safety, keep young people out of the juvenile justice system and end longstanding inequities in California’s juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Sponsored jointly by Los Angeles-area Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell, the measures are their #EquityAndJustice package and will now move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. No hearing date has yet been set.

June 29, 2017

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass urged Angelenos to resist President Donald Trump’s administration during a forum on the impact of his policies at the Holman United Methodist Church June 24. Bass was joined by state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and other political and community dignitaries for the discussion.

June 29, 2017

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By Niele Anderson

On Saturday, June 24, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a town hall meeting at Holman Untied Methodist Church, the topic of the town hall was  TRUMP’S ASSAULT ON BLACK AMERICA. She gathered elected officials, community leaders and organizers to inform and engage the community as to what’s at stake under the Trump Administration.

June 28, 2017

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Two state senators are pushing a set of crime reform bills say California laws meant to be tough on crime during the "War on Drugs" haven't worked and unfairly penalize minorities and the poor.

One bill would remove mandatory three-year sentences enhancements for people with prior non-violent drug convictions.

June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 4-2 to pass Senate Bill 180, authored by Senator Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara, a bill that would repeal lengthy sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions.