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January 11, 2018

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In Los Angeles — the U.S. city with the highest number of homeless people — a French woman is fighting for the rights of those most in need. Formerly homeless herself, she has become a self-made “ambassador for dignity.”

January 11, 2018

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January 10, 2018

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SACRAMENTO — Four-term Gov. Jerry Brown released his 16th and final annual budget blueprint Wednesday, urging legislators to sock away most of the state’s projected $6.1 billion surplus as he warned of the next economic downturn and potential cuts by the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.

January 10, 2018

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By Reid Wilson

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) offered a plan Wednesday to propose fully funding the state's rainy day account, even as he acknowledged lawmakers in the overwhelmingly Democratic state legislature will want to use a multibillion dollar budget surplus to boost state spending elsewhere.

January 08, 2018

Female state lawmakers took a stand against sexual harassment and gender inequality by wearing black to the senate and assembly floor sessions. Watch, listen to the interview with Sen. Holly J. Mitchell at either the link above or HERE:

 

(KOVR photo by Ray Sotero; Homepage photo by Lorie Shelley).

January 05, 2018

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By Kevin Modesti | kmodesti@scng.com | Daily News

A bill by a Los Angeles-area state senator would protect homeowners against losing their insurance after wildfires like the ones that tormented California in 2017.

January 04, 2018

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By Niele Anderson, Contributing Writer 

Last year, the state of California, wrestled with the how to go about implementing Proposition 64. How would the state implement the use of recreational marijuana on a state, city and county level, while on a federal level marijuana is still illegal.  

January 02, 2018

By Lemor Abrams

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California is joining 19 other states in ending life sentences for children and teens.

It’s just one of several new laws attempting to change the way the state’s justice system treats juveniles.

“I would run away, get another warrant, go on the run. Go back and forth,” said Michael Rizo.

December 30, 2017

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Note: This measure was carried by Sens. Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara.

On Monday, California will stand up to the Trump administration and become the first state to stop jailing poor children who can’t afford to pay court fines and fees. The state will scrap juvenile administrative fees altogether in an effort to protect low-income families and children from what can only be described as a neo-debtors' prison.