The U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74% percent in 2014 to $2.7 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2013 making it the fastest growing industry in the country, according to a report issued by [...]
By Kia Croom District 15 Assemblymember Tony Thurmond introduced his new staff at a recent event at Berkeley City Hall. Thurmond’s district staff includes: Brett Badelle, field representative; Brandon Baranco, field representative; Mary Nicely, district [...]
By David Siders, Sacramento Bee Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets.
Senator Mark Leno has introduced legislation designed to help lift California’s low-wage earners out of poverty. Senate Bill 3 – to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour in 2016 and $13 in [...]
By Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday became the first major candidate to formally declare her intention to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. She will [...]
By Conrad Baldwin Did California’s courts issue thousands of void and unenforceable restraining orders between 1999 and 2007? Did those void orders cause the false arrest and jailing of thousands of young African-American men, many [...]
Although the new law is not effective until July 1, 2015, employers in California will need to begin carefully reviewing any sick leave or paid time off policies, as well as payroll and wage statement [...]
In a race between two Democrats, Tony Thurmond beat Elizabeth Echols with 54 percent of the vote for the 15th District of the California Assembly. District 15 includes 11 cities between the southern edges of [...]
By Post Staff and news reports California approved a major shift against mass incarceration on Tuesday in a vote that could lead to the release of thousands of state prisoners.
The San Leandro Police Department has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant through the United States Department of Justice – Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.