In the News

April 23, 2018

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A new bill would allow public access in cases involving use of force, sex assault or dishonesty

By Zusha Elinson

SAN FRANCISCO—Police officers’ disciplinary records are kept secret in California, but that could change under a bill that would release records concerning use of force, sexual assault and dishonesty.

April 20, 2018

By Matthew Blake

Los Angeles — A bill to extend California’s motion picture tax credit program sailed through Assembly and Senate committees last week.

“Clearly we have a lot of work to do – I think there is much more we should do,” said Kansen Chu, a San Jose-based Democrat and chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media committee.

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 04, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Ella Baker Center members and allies traveled to the California Capitol to show support as the California Senate Public Safety Committee voted to pass Senate Bills 1392 and SB 1393, half of the Equity and Justice 2018 Package, authored by Senators Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara. The bills seek major justice reforms for juveniles and adults.