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Children in Detroit attend a rally against water shut-offs in the city on June 20. Photograph by Justin Wedes.

Turning Off Poor Detroiters’ Water Violates Human Rights, Says United Nations

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post Detroit’s been shutting off water to customers who reportedly can’t afford to pay their bills, and United Nations experts said Wednesday it’s a violation of human rights.The UN responded after [...]
Gary Hansen, Charles Gibson, Jerry Garcia, Rich Ciabattori, survivors of the  2011 fishing tragedy.

Charles Gibson Pays Homage to Friends Who Lost Their Lives in Fishing Accident

Chief Charles Gibson of the Contra Costa Community College District is an award winning speaker and college professor. His signature presentation is “How to Kill Complacency before Complacency Kills You,” a story of how he [...]
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RNs Picket to Save Doctors Medical Center

Following a decision by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to table a sales tax that would have helped save embattled Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in San Pablo, the hospital’s registered nurses held a [...]
From left: Barbara Zarate. Graduates from the 2014 Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Marina Palma, Kim Ngo, Antonia Goers, Ora Hatheway, Pashia Lord, Magali Limeta, Maureen de Nieva, Todd McCleary, Gayle Theard, Martha Vega, Michelle Garcilazo Valverde, Veda Florez and Meilyn Santana (Photo by Erica Erickson).

Local Marin Residents Graduate from Leadership Training Institute

Fourteen local residents recently graduated from the Marin Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute, created to increase diversity in representation on the bodies of public agencies in order to support and advance social, economic, and environmental [...]
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California’s Minimum Wage Rises to $9 an Hour

By Vanessa Ochavillo, Sacramento Bee At Krazy Mary’s Boutique in midtown Sacramento, owner Mary Kawano is already accommodating the state’s new minimum wage of $9 a hour, which went into effect Tuesday.