California

  • El grupo de Latinos Marinos visitando las oficinas de los asambleístas. Photo Credit: Jenny Manrique

    La organización de “Latinos Marinos” toma el Capitolio de California

    Una nueva generación de activistas latinos quieren tener un rol más activo en las políticas del medio ambiente Jenny Manrique Especial para El Observador La celebración del Día del Océano en California no ha tenido la cantidad de latinos presentes como en esta versión del 2017. Aunque comenzó formalmente...
  • A new report says the state overuses suspensions for high schoolers, leading to more dropouts. Photo Credit: Darnok/Morguefile

    Too Many High School Suspensions Cost California Billions

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could save billions of dollars by reducing the number of high school suspensions and favoring rehabilitation over punishment, according to a new study by the California Dropout Research Project. Researchers followed more than 100 randomly chosen 10th graders from across...
  • 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

    CA Advocates for Working Families Push to Keep State-Based Savings Accounts

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Advocates for working families are fighting to keep a proposed state-sponsored retirement savings program called Secure Choice, even as some in Congress are trying to undermine this type of plan. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill...
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    Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Combat Understaffing in California Dialysis Clinics

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced legislation on February 15th to improve staffing at more than 550 dialysis clinics in California.  SB 349, the Dialysis Patient Safety Act, would mandate annual inspections of dialysis clinics and safer staffing levels. Current law requires inspections of dialysis clinics every six...
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    Defensores sienten nueva urgencia de defender Medicare

    Logan Pollard California News Service PASADENA, Calif – El Representante Republicano Tom Price, de Georgia, inicio el 13 de febrero su primera semana completa como Secretario de Salud y Servicios Humanos (“Health and Human Services”). Y varios defensores de Medicare, como la AARP California, aprovechan el momento para llamar...
  • "Older Californians depend on Medicare for affordable health care," says AARP California state director Nancy McPherson. Photo Credit: Alyssa L. Miller

    Advocates Feel New Urgency to Defend Medicare

    Logan Pollard California News Service PASADENA, Calif. – Rep. Tom Price began his first full week as secretary of Health and Human Services the week of February 13th, and Medicare advocates say they will continue to push Congress and the new administration to protect the program they call “crucial.”...
  • Multiple oil refineries on the California coast contribute to the state's persistent air-quality problems. Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk

    How Will California Clean its Air?

    Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES – Southern California has long been plagued with dirty air – so dirty that clean-air advocates claim the entire South Coast basin has never been in full compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. But today, the South Coast Air Quality Management...
  • Migrant workers harvest broccoli near Santa Maria. Some California business owners aren't happy about the new president's crackdown on undocumented workers. Photo Credit: Beth Golden

    CA Business Owners’ Reaction to Executive Orders

    Logan Pollard California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the past week, President Trump signed executive orders to build a wall along the Mexican border and to cut off federal funds to “sanctuary cities” – in California and across the country. While Wall Street has been bullish, small business...
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    CALIFORNIA’S LATINO LEADERS ARE PREPARED

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR A record number were present during the La Raza Roundtable meeting held on Friday, January 27, 2017. The attraction which brought 125 local attendees was the program with the scheduled presence of CA Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León and CA Senator Ben Huesos....