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    Millennial Workers Get Big Boost from $15 Minimum Wage Combined with California Secure Choice Program

    BERKELEY – The financial future looks brighter for millions of low-to-middle income workers in California in danger of slipping into poverty upon retirement thanks to legislation championed by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), according to research released this week by the University of California Berkeley’s Center for...
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    Valientes Anónimos

    Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Es imposible cuantificar el costo ambiental y económico de la voraz temporada de incendios en California, probablemente la más destructiva de la historia. No solo estamos hablando del número de acres quemados, de casas destruidas, de negocios arruinados, sino también del...
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    AN EMAIL COMMUNICATION FROM CA’S U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR During this Christian Advent Season, we all need to meditate on the biblical passage (Matthew 20:20- 21) which records that in Zebedee, a mother knelt before Jesus petitioning Him to “Declare that these two sons of mine (James and John) will sit, one at your...
  • Even ignoring the cuts to taxes on wealthy estates, analysts say the tax bill ends up helping the rich much more than the middle class and working families. Photo Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile

    Experts: Senate Tax Bill Socks It to Many California Taxpayers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Analysts say the tax bill moving quickly through Congress benefits corporations, rich professionals and wealthy families – at the expense of the deficit and ultimately everyone else. Republicans have promised that the tax bill would raise wages. But they admit the bill...
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    WOMEN’S MARCH CALIFORNIA GEARS UP FOR 2018

    14 RALLIES SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2018! LOS ANGELES, CA – Organizers for the Women’s March California 2018 have announced statewide rallies on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – ‘Hear Our Vote’. Since the historic Women’s March on January 21, 2017, Women’s March California (WMCA) has formed as an IRS...
  • VIVA NAVIDAD! AT FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS (ANAHEIM, Calif.) – Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure park celebrates holiday festivities of diverse cultures with music, dance and craft-making, plus food at the Festive Foods Marketplace. Photo Credit: Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort

    Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

    At Disney California Adventure Park, the popular Festival of Holidays is back to entertain guests with the sights, sounds and tastes of diverse cultural festivities and plenty of Disney magic! Festival of Holidays is a celebration inspired by Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. This contemporary seasonal celebration brings...
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    California Loses a Journalistic Innovator

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN FRANCISCO — California is losing a venerable independent news agency that leaves as its legacy a stronger, more diverse news landscape. New America Media announced it will be closing its doors on November 30. The nonprofit started in 1970 in San Francisco as Pacific...
  • California has the largest number of kids enrolled in CHIP in the nation, at more than 1.9 million youngsters. Photo Credit: Children's Action Alliance

    CA Children’s Health Insurance at Risk as Congress Fails to Fund It

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s been almost a month since Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program run out – and now, the State of California says the program known as CHIP will go broke at the end of December. The California Department...
  • A new report shows that Asian and white children in California score significantly higher on measures of well-being compared to American Indian, Latino and African American kids. 
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    Calif. Makes Progress Against Child Poverty; Racial Disparities Persist

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has improved child well-being significantly since 2014 – but still needs to shrink the severe racial disparities that persist, according to a new report. The “2017 Race for Results” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation comes out every three...