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August 27, 2018


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Training works when it reflects current events and real situations that have occurred within 18 months of taking the training.

By Janine Yancey

August 24, 2018

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Watch an Aug. 20, 2018 video of Sen. Holly J. Mitchell leading a Senate tribute to retiring LAO Mac Taylor HERE:

By Bryan Anderson


There’s not much precedent here. Mac Taylor is retiring from his Legislative Analyst post at the end of the year.

August 21, 2018

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BY Oren Peleg

“It’s safe to say that when you get 10 clergymen in a room, Jewish or Christian, you get 15 ideas for 20 coalitions. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Journal following a recent faith leaders’ event at the Center’s Museum of Tolerance (MOT) in West Los Angeles.

August 16, 2018

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By Jonathan Van Dyke

California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell has been working toward this moment for as long as she can remember.

“I’ve always been civically active, so I grimace when people confess that they aren’t,” she said from her office in Exposition Park, reflecting on a life dedicated to her community at large. “It’s our collective and individual responsibility.”

August 15, 2018

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By Liam Dillon

In the 1970s, Los Angeles police officers were furious that past complaints against them increasingly were making their way into court cases.

August 14, 2018

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By Laura Garnette

In California, children as young as 5 years old are prosecuted in juvenile court. As a probation chief with nearly 30 years of experience, I can attest that the justice system is no place for very young children.

August 12, 2018

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When is someone too young to go to jail? Even if it’s a juvenile jail or a so-called probation camp, surely such institutions are not the right place for 8-year-olds, no matter what crimes they may have committed. But how old is old enough? Is it 9? 10? What’s the age threshold for jail?

August 09, 2018

Proposed laws for 2018 by state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) are designed to continue to reform the juvenile justice system and reduce childhood poverty to help families and communities.

Other efforts focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment and providing women key health information.

August 03, 2018

Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about what California is doing to fight hunger, including the first increase in CalWORKS grants in years, during an interview with the National Conference of State Legislatures as part of the recent summit in Los Angeles by clicking HERE: The interview is part of NCSL's Conversations with State Legislators

August 01, 2018

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By Rebecca Sun

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.