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How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

On Oct. 9, Los Angeles joined the growing list of cities that officially disavow Columbus Day, in favor of a city holiday it has designated Indigenous Peoples Day. The decision, which involved Italian Americans opposed to the change against a coalition of Native American and Indigenous groups, came after nearly two years of lobbying and […]

It's Law: California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' for Immigrants

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump. Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration […]

California to Address Affordable Housing Crisis, Gov. Brown Says

California to Address Affordable Housing Crisis, Gov. Brown Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California’s affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing.  But some moderate Assembly Democrats are resisting pieces of the deal, particularly a new fee […]

South L.A. Residents: Stop Oil Drilling in Our Neighborhoods

South L.A. Residents: Stop Oil Drilling in Our Neighborhoods

Throughout its history, the fossil fuel industry has played a major role in the development of Los Angeles. The massive oil fields and high production rates have branded L.A. as the largest urban oil field in the country. While the development of these fields didn’t pose a problem to the city’s 50,000 residents in the […]

The Call for Proper Health Care in Calif. Takes Shape in a Lawsuit

The Call for Proper Health Care in Calif. Takes Shape in a Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents, more than half of them Latinos, by failing to pay doctors enough to provide proper care, according to a lawsuit filed on July 12.  The lawsuit alleges the state is violating Latinos’ civil rights by providing low reimbursements to […]

LA’s Skid Row Community Marks Opening of Center’s New Home

LA’s Skid Row Community Marks Opening of Center’s New Home

In the heart of Los Angeles, there is a new home for low-income families and community members who are organizing to stop gentrification that is reshaping their city, a place that’s designed to serve as an anchor in their neighborhood. On June 24, the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) celebrates the grand opening […]

Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Has Not Cost Jobs, Report Finds

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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released June 20.  The report, from the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, is certain to add to the debate as activists around the country push for increases […]

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