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September 11, 2018

DEER PARK, N.Y., September 11, 2018 – Gov. Brown’s signature this week on Dense Breast Tissue Awareness bill (SB-1034) means the requirement to notify California women about breast density will continue uninterrupted through January 1, 2025.

September 06, 2018

Listen to this far-reaching interview with Sen. Holly J. Mitchell and Wanda Abney, host of Full Circle, a weekly radio show on KDEE-FM HERE:

September 04, 2018

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By Jeremy Loudenback

A bill that would largely exclude California youth under the age of 12 from prosecution is now headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown (D) after passing out of both chambers of the state legislature.

Senate Bill 439 would direct counties to seek alternatives to the juvenile justice system for children 11 and younger.

September 03, 2018

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Asian-Americans are typically seen as a silent or invisible minority in both politics and entertainment, but they were the surprising drivers behind the unprecedented diversity provisions contained in the new extension of California’s film and television tax credit.

September 01, 2018

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Children under age 12 would no longer be prosecuted for crimes, other than murder and forcible sexual assault, under a bill that eked through the California Assembly on Thursday.

Asm. Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) argued that elementary-aged children don’t have the brain capacity to make well-thought-out decisions, so they shouldn’t be forced into the juvenile court system.

September 01, 2018

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By Alexei Koseff

The bombshells began dropping during the legislative recess last fall.

August 31, 2018

The California Assembly on Thursday voted unanimously on a plan to address workplace sexual harassment and expand a requirement for harassment training to small businesses.

Current law requires all employers with 50 or more employees to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training only to supervisors.

August 31, 2018

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By Melanie Mason

A new surcharge on landlines, cellphones and data plans meant to bolster 911 operations sputtered in the Legislature on Friday, even as lawmakers cited the need for an improved system in the wake of the state’s deadly wildfires.

August 30, 2018

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he California Senate today approved Senate Bill 1391, which prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison.

SB 1391 is part of the #EquityAndJustice2018 package jointly authored by Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles).

August 29, 2018

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By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde  and Javier Panzar

A 3.7-mile stretch of road in the heart of Los Angeles’ Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood is getting a new name in honor of the country’s first African American president, and local leaders say the symbolism is important.

Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles), who represents the area, said she loved that former President Obama would have a permanent presence there.