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November 27, 2017

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After the news broke that a wealthy white teen from Palos Verdes had been released on $5 million bail in connection with the Oct. 1 gang-related killing of 21-year-old African American Justin Alongino Holmes who was shot in the back in South Los Angeles, there was an immediate local and national backlash.

November 27, 2017

The office of Sen. Holly Mitchell reports Mitchell received the 2017 Distinguished Legislator Award last week from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for her "exemplary service' to the residents of Los Angeles County and residents statewide.

November 21, 2017

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The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, November 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.

November 15, 2017

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SACRAMENTO -- As allegations of sexual harassment and abuse toward women at the state Capitol continue to come to light, a State Senate Select Committee dedicated to women's equality held a hearing Tuesday morning about biases that women face in the workplace.

The themes in the hearing Tuesday were amplified by the national discussion on sexual harassment.

November 14, 2017

The Select Committee on Women and Inequality is holding its third and final hearing today on gender inequality, looking specifically at “occupational segregation by gender and its relation to implicit bias.” Chaired by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, the hearing convenes at 10 a.m. in Room 4203 at the Capitol. It will be webcast here.

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November 14, 2017

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Leaders in the California State Senate said an outside firm will investigate all future sexual harassment complaints.

The Senate Rules Committee has taken away investigative authority from the human resources department and has promised that the outcomes of future investigations will be made public.

State Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, is a member of the rules committee.

November 14, 2017

Capital Public Radio Insight

As ongoing discussions over sexual assault and harassment continue at the Capitol, Sen. Holly Mitchell is convening a committee hearing on gender inequality in the workplace. As budget chair and a leader on juvenile justice reform, Mitchell has also focused a lot of her attention this year on uncovering the causes behind male-dominated industries and exploring ways the legislature can take on systematic gender discrimination in the workplace.

November 09, 2017

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LOS ANGELES — The Weingart Center, a nonprofit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has honored state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless.

November 07, 2017

By L.A. Sentinel Staff

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Sen. Ricardo Lara and staff speak on #EquityAndJustice bill ideas signed into law effective next year.

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