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    San José City Council Enacts Community Choice Energy

    San José Clean Energy, which will become largest single-city CCE in nation, will give customers a choice of electricity provider, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate local jobs SAN JOSE, Calif. – On Tuesday May 16th, the San José City Council voted to form a Community Choice Energy (CCE)...
  • The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has some mental-health experts concerned about the exposure of suicide to young or troubled people. Photo Credit: Netflix

    “13 Reasons Why” Netflix Show is Concerning, Say Psychologists

    Stephanie Carson Public News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Suicide rates in Tennessee are on the increase across all age groups, just as a new Netflix series features a story line about a teenager who takes her life in the first episode. The show “13 Reasons Why” is prompting numerous...
  • 5G Wireless technology is poised to spread across California, a move that is opposed by people worried about health effects of electromagnetic fields. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

    5G wireless signals won’t be hitting CA just yet Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic – after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday May...
  • The Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why”, deals with intense situations between high school students and has some educators worried about the overall message. Photo Credit: Netflix

    Should “13 Reasons Why” Be a Show to Worry About?

    Estephany Haro El Observador Teenagers across the United States are watching a controversial but popular show on Netflix called “13 Reasons Why”, which is a13-episode story arc that has everybody talking due to its controversial content ranging from suicide, sexual violence, and bullying. Most of the filming of the...
  • The new program allows individuals in low-wealth communities to start or expand a small business, such as a food truck, hair salon or repair shop. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    New Microloan Program to Help Entrepreneurs in Low-Wealth Communities Arrives

    IBank Launches Jump Start during California Small Business Month   Sacramento – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) Executive Director, Teveia Barnes, announced last week a new microloan program is open for business in low-wealth communities. The Jump Start Loan Program (Jump Start) helps small businesses in low-wealth...
  • 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...
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    A Perfect Mother’s Day in Three Simple Steps

    StatePoint It’s the things that she seems to do so effortlessly that make a Mom special: the encouraging words at the perfect time, the small affectionate gesture when you need it most, the thoughtful advice that only she could provide. This Mother’s Day, follow these three simple steps to...
  • 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...
  • pponents object that the Texas “show me your papers” law would allow police to question anyone they stop for traffic violations about their immigration status. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Battle Over Sanctuary City Ban Moves from TX Capitol to the Courts

    Mark Richardson Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas – The ink was barely dry on Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature on Senate Bill 4, the Texas Sanctuary Cities bill, when the battle over it moved from the state Capitol to the courts. Opponents such as the ACLU and MALDEF are preparing...