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  • Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California is one of seven under federal review in the Golden State. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Backers of CA National Monuments Converge on D.C. to Push for Protections

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Defenders of California’s national monuments are part of a larger group of public lands advocates converging on Washington, D.C. this week to fend off policymakers who would shrink the monuments. In late April, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to...
  • En California, 2.6 millones de personas entre 50 y 64 años tienen alguna condición preexistente y podrían ver grandes incrementos a sus costos bajo la A.H.C.A. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Defensores de Adultos Mayores de CA van a Washington D.C. para impugnar la AHCA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Representantes de la AARP de California y de todo el país se reúnen esta semana con miembros del Congreso para expresar su oposición a la mas reciente iniciativa del GOP sobre atención a la salud. El miércoles estaban en Washington D.C....
  • In California 2.6 million people between 50 and 64 have a pre-existing condition and could see large cost increases under the A.H.C.A. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    CA Senior Advocates Descend on Washington to Fight AHCA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Wednesday dozens of senior advocates from AARP, including a sizable delegation from California, fanned out across Washington to talk to their representatives about opposing the GOP health care bill. The House version of the American Health Care Act includes a...
  • Protestors last year gathered for the 20th annual Immigration Policy Day, formed in the wake of Prop. 187 in 1996. Photo Credit: Calif. Immigrant Policy Ctr.

    Immigrants’ Advocates Rally at Calif. Capitol for “Sanctuary State”

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Advocates for immigrants promoted the idea of making California a “sanctuary state,” with a big rally which occurred on the morning of Monday May 15th, on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Monday was the 21st annual California Immigrant...
  • Before Sacramento County repealed its fees, the average juvenile probation case could generate $5,640 in fees, according to a new report. Photo Credit: JDAI AZ

    Report: Juvenile-Justice Fees Forcing Some CA Families Into Bankruptcy

    Suzanne Potter California News Service BERKELEY, Calif. – A new report finds that some California families are losing their homes and being driven into bankruptcy by the fees counties charge when kids get arrested – fees that nonetheless generate little to no profit for taxpayers. Researchers from the UC...
  • The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for California immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. Photo Credit: avidcreative/iStockphoto

    Advocates for Calif. Immigrants Warn: Be Prepared

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Advocates for California immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration’s increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allowed temporary...
  • A bill coming up for a vote in the U.S. Senate would endanger state-sponsored retirement savings plans for workers. Photo Credit: S-C-S/iStockphoto

    Defensores de familias trabajadoras de CA pugnan por conservar cuentas de ahorro del estado

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Quienes apoyan un plan de ahorros para el retiro subvencionado por el estado presionan al Senado de los EEUU para que rechace una iniciativa que busca acabar con dichos programas en todo el pais. Son los defensores de familias tabajadoras que...
  • The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program has more than 400 locations in California offering free income-tax filing services. Photo Credit: AARP

    Californians: Don’t Wait to Get Free Tax Help

    Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES – Tax season is well underway; the deadline is April 18. Tax time can mean loads of stress, especially because the U.S. Tax Code has become increasingly complicated. But Nancy McPherson, state director for AARP California, says the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program...