On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced the results of an internal California Department of Justice 90-Day Review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, recently hailed California Attorney General Kamala Harris for seeking to stop an abhorrent and unconstitutional proposed ballot initiative that [...]
Senator Mark Leno recently introduced new legislation that would help mitigate the negative impacts of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Senate Bill 364 closes a loophole in the Ellis Act that allows speculators to [...]
Micah Grant has been hired by George Runner, vice chairman of the Board of Equalization, District 1, to serve on the board’s communications team. Prior to joining Runner’s staff, Grant served as communications consultant [...]
By Denny Walsh, Sacramento Bee Acknowledging a “sordid chapter” in state history, the California Supreme Court ruled last week that a Chinese immigrant denied the right to practice law in California 125 years ago because [...]
Homeless youth across California would have greater access to the high school proficiency and equivalency exams under new legislation introduced by Senator Mark Leno. Senate Bill 252 would prohibit the Department of Education or testing [...]
Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, has filed a legal brief supporting the elimination of California’s death penalty. Senator Hancock was joined in filing the brief by Senator Mark Leno [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison Though C.D.C. (California Department of Corrections) added the word rehabilitation to its heading, I have yet to grasp the meaning of the name change.
In-home care workers, union members, and seniors rallied outside the State building in downtown Oakland on Wednesday chanting, “Overtime is overdue,” demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown keep his promise of overtime pay for workers who [...]