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    Senate Leader de León says California’s Protections Against Campus Sexual Assault will not be Derailed by Trump Administration

    de León Calls Out U.S. Education Secretary DeVos for Repeal of Obama-Era Protections SACRAMENTO – In a letter released Tuesday October 10th to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon vowed California would resist federal policies that “tip the scale of justice” against victims of campus sexual...
  • Photo Caption: To fight phishing and the like, get your computer checked regularly. Photo Credit: NAPS

    How To Protect Your Data

    NAPS Chances are your data, whether personal or at work, has been compromised. Even before half the adults in America had their information stolen from a major credit-reporting agency, there were about 178 million personal records exposed in 2015 and it’s estimated that number rose to more than 200...
  • Experts advise consumers to use a secure connection, not a public wifi connection, when contacting credit agencies. Photo Credit: gvictoria/istockphoto

    Expert Tips on Protecting Your Credit After Massive Equifax Breach

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service Many consumers may be wondering what to do after credit reporting agency Equifax admitted that hackers stole personal information belonging to 143 million Americans. Experts say you can take action to protect yourself. First, you can check the website to see if your...
  • Photo Credit: A bill in the California Legislature would provide more oversight for a potential water pumping project in the Mojave Desert. Photo Credit: Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management

    Bill Would Protect California Desert Water Resources

    Eric Tegethoff California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill introduced Wednesday in the California Legislature aims to protect water resources in the state’s deserts. Assembly member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, introduced Assembly Bill 1000, known as the California Desert Protection Act, to strengthen safeguards for desert groundwater so that...
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    Local Efforts to Protect Nail Salon Workers

    SAN FRANCISCO – On Wednesday, November 30, Matthew Tejada, director of U.S. EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, joined state and local leaders to highlight the importance of reducing chemical exposure for nail salon workers. EPA also announced the award of an Environmental Justice grant to Asian Health Services, a...
  • New safe youth zones are opening as part of a pilot program in Los Angeles and Long Beach
to help teenage sex trafficking victims escape their situation. (Andrew Reis/Office of Supervisor
Don Knabe)

    CA Works to Protect Sex Trafficking Victims

    L.A., Long Beach Launch Safe Youth Zone Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES — California is home to three of the top 13 hot spots for child sex trafficking: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Now LA and Long Beach are launching a new “Safe Youth Zone”...