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$2.1 Billion Mortgage Settlement with Ocwen Loan Servicing

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a $2.1 billion multistate and federal settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation and Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (Ocwen) over alleged mortgage servicing misconduct.
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Affordable Care Act Enrollments High in California

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), more nearly 365,000 Americans have enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offered states federal funds to [...]
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$60 Million in Training Funds Available to California Business Owners

Funds for workforce training are now available from the Employment Training Panel (ETP). The funds originate through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund, and are intended to address the training needs of private, for-profit [...]
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Vallejo Police Receive Grants to Crack Down on Drunk Drivers

The Vallejo Police Department has several grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) help strengthen enforcement of drunk driving laws. These grants for community- based enforcement campaigns from OTS are funded through the [...]
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Community Advisory Board Proposed for $34 Million in Prison Realignment Funds

By Charles Eddy and Charles Turner The Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform is working with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and county partners to sponsor a series of meetings seeking residents input on the [...]
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Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Support for Renowned Advocacy Group

By John Kelly At the fourth annual Culinary Inspirations fundraiser last week, 17 current and former foster youths will be paired with area chefs to benefit the oldest youth-led child welfare advocacy organization in the [...]
Oakland Civil Rights attorney, Anne Weills, one of the lawyers in the sruggle to abolish longterm solitary confinement in California, speaking recently at a press conference.

California Prisoners in Isolation Should Be Covered by Class Action, Attorneys Argue

Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are urging a federal judge to grant class action status to a lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement in California prisons.
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California Endowment Commits $50 Million to “Sons & Brothers” Across California

By James Carter, California Black Media Contributor   The California Endowment announced it will commit $50 million over the next seven years to help improve the health and educational outcomes for young boys and men [...]