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Legislation to Teach Community College Courses in Jail

  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 [...]
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OP-ED: Will California Join Colorado to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use?

By D. Demond King, The Redemption Center Recent legislation in Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana use is being touted as a “springboard” by many supporters of the nation’s burgeoning pro-pot movement. Ma
(Left to right) Willie Clark, Director, Western Area Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Keith Boylan, Deputy Secretary, Veteran Services Division, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Renee Bragg, spouse of Douglas Bragg, Douglas L. Bragg, Director, Oakland Regional Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Michele Kwok, Assistant Director, Oakland Regional Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Conway Jones, Chairman-elect, Alameda County Veterans Affairs Commission. Photograph courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Director Douglas Bragg Retires from Veterans Affairs

After 30 years of service, Douglas L. Bragg is retiring from his current position as director, Oakland Regional Office, United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Bragg has had the responsibility of overseeing services for California’s [...]
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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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$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 [...]
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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Teveia Barnes Appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to State Development Bank

Teveia Barnes, a Marin County resident, has been recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as executive director of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Barnes, [...]