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July 30, 2018

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In one of the wealthiest nations in the world, hunger remains a serious problem. In 2016, 41.2 million Americans lived in food-insecure households. Food insecurity, defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, affects every community in the United States.

July 30, 2018

By Araceli Martínez Ortega

El próximo mes en la legislatura de California se decidirá la suerte de un proyecto de ley que pretende excluir a los menores de 12 años de ser juzgados en las cortes de delincuencia juvenil, lo que ha desatado la ira de fiscales y jefes de policías.

“Una abrumadora cantidad de datos ha arrojado que los niños menores de 12 años son por naturaleza menos culpables bajo la ley criminal dado su inmadurez en el desarrollo”, dijo la senadora de Los Ángeles, Holly Mitchell, autora de la medida SB 439.

July 25, 2018

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By Mikayla Mitchell, CSG intern, and Elizabeth Whitehouse, CSG Center of Innovation director

July 18, 2018

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A California Senate bill is making its way through legislature that would prohibit the juvenile justice system from hearing most cases of children younger than 12, including any future cases.

Senator Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Senator Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, are authors of the bill.

July 17, 2018

NOTE: This story also ran in at least six Southern California News Group newspapers, including the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Legislation in California and Massachusetts says children under 12 shouldn’t be sent to delinquency court. But how should we respond to children who run afoul of the justice system?

July 09, 2018

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Photo caption: State Sen. Holly Mitchell engages with guests who participated in the healing circles

By Kathleen Sanchez | Cal State LA News Service

A stunning exhibit featuring photography, art and storytelling by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals is on display at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery during the month of June.

July 06, 2018

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Composers are applauding the move.

By Jon Burlingame

Los Angeles musicians are hoping that new California Film Commission regulations will keep more film- and TV-scoring jobs local, after years of productions heading to London or Eastern Europe as more financially attractive recording alternatives.

July 05, 2018

From homelessness and her successful #EquityAndJustice package reforming juvenile justice to the state budget -- and what made her lose her mind, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell speaks with host Dominique DiPrima of KLJH-FM 102-3 Radio of Los Angeles. Originally aired June 13, 2018, this podcast just became available recently.

July 01, 2018

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From the first time decades ago he was lampooned as a quirky upstart until now, the final stretch of his unprecedented fourth term as California’s governor, Jerry Brown has reveled in his reputation as a cheapskate.

“Nobody is tougher with a buck than I am,” he boasted during the 2010 campaign that sent him back to Sacramento.

June 29, 2018

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By Bob Strauss

When he signed the state’s $200 billion, 2018-19 budget Wednesday, lame duck Governor Jerry Brown ensured that California’s signature film production industry will remain viable through at least 2025.