Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California’s elementary school truancy crisis.Each year, an estimated one million elementary school students are truant, [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee has filed to run for re-election in California’s 13th Congressional District. She has represented the district since 1998 “I am proud to live in and represent the East Bay, the most culturally [...]
A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]
By Steve Hockensmith, UC Berkeley News As 2013 came to a close, the media dutifully reported that the year had been the driest in California since records began to be kept in the 1840s. But [...]
An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]
Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) on Tuesday announced that she is introducing legislation to address the backlog of untested rape kits held in law enforcement agencies and forensic labs in California.
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
Highway 37 from Highway 80 to Highway 29 has been renamed the Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot Memorial Highway, in memory of the officer who was killed in the line of duty in November 2011.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge has granted a key aspect of a motion by City Attorney Dennis Herrera to preliminarily enjoin the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges from terminating City College of [...]
With a Jan. 7 deadline looming, the family of Jahi McMath is actively searching for a doctor willing to perform the medical procedures, installing breathing and feeding tubes, which the young girl needs so she [...]