Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in order to be released while their case is pending.
The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which prohibits rent protections for housing built [...]
The Tehama County Superior Court in northern California has overturned the wrongful conviction of Larry Pohlschneider, a client of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), after nearly 15 years of [...]
By Lee Ragin, Jr. When it comes to equal opportunity for women and people of color, one would think that in a state as liberal as California, they would be well represented in the [...]
A caravan seeking to mobilize communities of color against police brutality will travel throughout California Oct. 3 through Oct. 10, led by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in partnership with the ACLU of [...]
By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News In a perfect world, we’d all be as prepared for an earthquake as Jennifer Strauss. In a perfect world, we’d also have an early-warning system to give [...]
San Quentin State Prison is taking emergency medical steps after six inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia, while dozens more are under observation.
By withdrawing a challenge to the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated that was taken up by his predecessor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla this week sent the nation a message that California will [...]
By Manny Otiko, California Black Media In 1998, San Pedro resident Alaina Howard was diagnosed with Takayasu’s arteritis, a disease that narrows and obstructs the arteries. Her doctors gave her two years [...]
Fresh fruits and vegetables just became more affordable to low-income families on food stamps, and small farmers just got a much-needed boost, thanks to the USDA’s new Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants.