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  • Groups Question Possible Pollution at Planned Migrant Detention Centers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service CONCORD, Calif. – A coalition of health, labor and environmental groups is asking the Trump administration to release specific locations for immigrant detention centers to be built on military bases – sites that may be polluted. President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border...
  • Avanza iniciativa para revisar los impuestos a la propiedad comercial

    Linda Barr California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Una nueva iniciativa a votarse para 2020 cambiaria la manera en que California evalua los impuestos a la propiedad comercial, reformando la Propuesta 13 para trasladar mas de la carga fiscal a las corporaciones. Comenta Joshua Pechthalt (PESH-talt), presidente de la...
  • Initiative to Revise Commercial Property Taxes Moves Forward

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Backers of commercial property tax reform have just submitted 860,000 signatures to county registrars for an initiative on the November 2020 ballot. The “Schools and Communities First” ballot measure would require commercial property owners who benefit from Prop 13’s property tax...
  • SUNNYVALE’S “HEAD-TO-TOE: BACKPACK DAY” PROGRAM A SUCCESS

    $150,000 Raised to Provide Low-Income Students with School Supplies and Shoes   Sunnyvale Community Services SUNNYVALE, CA –This past Friday, August 3rd, Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) held its annual “Head-to-Toe: Backpack Day,” a back-to-school event that distributes backpacks, school supplies, gift certificates for new shoes, books, dental hygiene kits,...
  • Board of Supervisors Appoints New Santa Clara County Fire Chief

    Assistant Chief Tony Bowden is lifelong county resident SCC   Santa Clara County, Calif. – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has appointed Tony Bowden as the new Fire Chief for the Santa Clara County Fire Department (County Fire). Chief Bowden, currently working as the department’s Assistant Chief, will...
  • Lebron James’ Good Works Is a “Hand-Up” to Akron, Ohio Community

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Dear Mr. Donald J. Trump: When I read the caption “TRUMP BASHES LeBron James Before Ohio Rally” (SF Chronicle, Sunday, August 8, 2018, page A11), I decided to tell you the following: You were not speaking to the American People as their “President”, but as...
  • County of Santa Clara Celebrates Construction of 84-unit Supportive Housing Development in San Jose

    Villas on the Park will offer on-site services to help residents transition from homelessness to living in a supportive community SCC SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. — The County of Santa Clara has broken ground and begun construction of Villas on the Park, a 100% permanent supportive housing development for...
  • Judge Mulls Injunction to Stop 3-D Gun Blueprints Online

    Suzanne Potter California News Service AUSTIN, Texas – The age of the downloadable gun may be upon us, as a Texas federal judge weighs whether to stop the online posting of blueprints to make untraceable firearms. Gun-violence prevention groups asked for an injunction at a last-ditch hearing yesterday. The...
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Trump’s Trade War Is Economic Suicide

    Don Boudreaux Special to El Observador When President Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports America’s largest nail manufacturer had little choice but to raise prices. Mid Continent Nail Corporation lost 50 percent of its orders as customers opted for cheaper suppliers. Within weeks, the firm laid...