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Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 3:50PM

The city is home to one of the worst apartment buildings in one of the worst public housing agencies in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Crime Victim Compensation Policies Leave Too Many Behind

Crime Victim Compensation Policies Leave Too Many Behind

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2014, 7:00AM

California recently allowed sex workers to receive crime victim compensation. Some say the change doesn’t go far enough

Topics: Criminal Justice

Sergio Garcia Will Become California's First Publicly Known Undocumented Lawyer

Sergio Garcia Will Become California’s First Publicly Known Undocumented Lawyer

by Julianne Hing on January 2 2014, 5:08PM

Garcia will become one of the state’s newest attorneys five years after passing the California state bar.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

An Animated Look at California's Practice of Solitary Confinement

An Animated Look at California’s Practice of Solitary Confinement

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 2:07PM

A new look inside one of our country’s most brutal punishments.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Brown Signs Bills Increasing Protections for California Immigrants

Brown Signs Bills Increasing Protections for California Immigrants

by Von Diaz on October 7 2013, 9:29AM

On Saturday CA Gov. Jerry Brown signed the ‘TRUST Act’ into law, which prohibits local law enforcement from detaining immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.

Topics: /NOW

This Infographic Shows One Reason Why California's Community Colleges Are in Trouble

This Infographic Shows One Reason Why California’s Community Colleges Are in Trouble

by Jamilah King on July 24 2013, 12:43PM

People attend a career fair at City College of San Francisco.

Topics: /NOW

Beautiful Inmate Art From Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Striker

Beautiful Inmate Art From Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Striker

by Jamilah King on July 18 2013, 10:44AM

An inmate speaks out.

Topics: /NOW

Families Protest the Solitary Confinement of Loved Ones in Calif.

Families Protest the Solitary Confinement of Loved Ones in Calif.

by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 1:46PM

They’re the invisible victims.

Topics: /NOW

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

by Julianne Hing on July 9 2013, 12:31PM

Hundreds of inmates have been held in solitary confinement for decades.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Calif. Bill That Allows Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Moves Forward

Calif. Bill That Allows Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Moves Forward

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 1:13PM

Under current law, if you don’t have a Social Security number, you can’t get a license to drive in California. But proposed legislation would change that.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

3 Things Kamala Harris Should Be Known For That Don't Involve Her Looks

3 Things Kamala Harris Should Be Known For That Don’t Involve Her Looks

by Jamilah King on April 5 2013, 10:54AM

California’s Attorney General is definitely one to watch. But not because of her looks.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Watch California AG Kamala Harris Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Watch California AG Kamala Harris Make the Case for Marriage Equality

by Jamilah King on March 25 2013, 9:12AM

It is one thing to read the polls…but it is more important to read the constitution.”

Topics: /NOW

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

by Jorge Rivas on February 25 2013, 10:22AM

Watch the short documentary “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented teen on Colorlines.com

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LAPD 'Had No Idea' Who They Were Shooting At in Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims' Lawyer

LAPD ‘Had No Idea’ Who They Were Shooting At in Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims’ Lawyer

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2013, 11:09AM

The search for the man dubbed the “LAPD Cop Killer” has led to three different innocent people being shot at by Southern California police. All three victims looked nothing like Chris Dorner, the target in the manhunt that’s gone on…

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Plan to Serve Homeless Youth in a State With the Largest Need

A Plan to Serve Homeless Youth in a State With the Largest Need

by Jamilah King on January 17 2013, 8:40AM

California accounts for 30 percent of the nation’s homelessness each year. A new effort is underway to address the youth in that group by not lumping them all together.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 3:45PM

You can watch the short-documentary nominated for an Oscar online.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

California Teens Respond to Newtown Tragedy in New Video

California Teens Respond to Newtown Tragedy in New Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 11:28AM

Inspired by the “Demand a Plan” video that features more than a dozen of Hollywood luminaries, California youth have come together to demand a “real plan” to keep schools and communities safe. In the 60-second video, 33 California young people…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Millionaire Marc Paskin's Billboard for 'Latina Girlfriend' is Now Half Gone

Millionaire Marc Paskin’s Billboard for ‘Latina Girlfriend’ is Now Half Gone

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2012, 5:10PM

Just a day after the billboard was posted half of it disappeared.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 5:04PM

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he will no longer honor federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California A.G.'s New Position on Deportation is a Win for Immigrant Rights

California A.G.’s New Position on Deportation is a Win for Immigrant Rights

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 2:15PM

Harris’ announcement is seen as a win for immigration reform because she is the chief law officer of the state that boasts the largest number of Secure Communities deportations.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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