California

  • California-Mexico Advocacy Day Celebrated in Sacramento

    This year’s theme, “The Students We Share,” focused on binational cooperation on education   Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and the Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation hosted an informational hearing titled “The Students We Share: A Discussion on Expanding Educational Opportunities for Trans-border Students” on Tuesday May 8. ...
  • California Explores New Way to Redevelop Cities, Improve Livability

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN JOSE, Calif. – Many California communities are confronting the housing crisis by encouraging higher-density housing near public transportation in ways that also make the area more livable. AARP, the City of San Jose and the Valley Transportation Authority just wrapped up a week-long event...
  • California explora una nueva forma de re-desarrollar sus ciudades y mejorar su habitabilidad

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN JOSE, Calif. – La semana pasada se puso en accion, en San Jose, una innovadora manera de re-desarrollar las ciudades mas antiguas, con la organizacion de un evento que reunio a propietarios de inmuebles, desarrolladores, residentes y funcionarios locales para trabajar en un taller...
  • Lead Poisoning Continues to Plague Parts of California

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. – The issue of childhood lead poisoning is getting fresh attention after the recent release of an investigative series by KALW Radio in San Francisco. Reuters data shows about 2 percent of California’s children have high rates of lead in their blood...
  • Downtown Streets Team Recognized as “Best Practice” Model for Ending Homelessness in California

    League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties Report encourages communities to replicate innovative model locally   SAN JOSE, CALIF. —  Bay Area homeless services provider Downtown Streets Team (DST) has been recognized by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Joint...
  • Groups Claim Thousands Improperly Removed from CA Voting Rolls

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – Thousands of people were improperly removed from California voting rolls in 2017, possibly due to an administrative error, says a California coalition for people who are or have been in prison. On Wednesday, the “All of Us or None” coalition sent...
  • Immigrant-Rights Groups Speak Out as Trump Visits CA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service California News Service LOS ANGELES – Even as President Donald Trump wraps up his first visit to the Golden State since the election, immigrant-rights groups are embracing California’s new nickname as the “State of Resistance.” Last September, the president ended the Deferred Action for...
  • Immigrant-Rights Supporters Slam Sanctuary State Lawsuit

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new lawsuit against California’s so-called sanctuary state laws is drawing withering criticism from lawmakers and groups that support immigrant rights. Sessions argues California is violating the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, which says federal laws take precedence....
  • Lawsuit Filed Against California for its Sanctuary Policy is Affront to Residents, Says Immigrant Legal Resource Center

    The Justice Department is suing California, Governor Jerry Brown, and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over three state laws passed in recent months to protect the rights of immigrants.  Attorney General Sessions made a formal announcement regarding the lawsuit and California’s “extreme postion” during a visit to Sacramento at the 26th...