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April 21, 2013

Dan Morain: State pushes 'green chemistry'
By Dan Morain, Senior editor
Published: Sunday, Apr. 21, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1E

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What's a chemical company to do?

April 19, 2013

Some California leaders want low-cost health care for undocumented immigrants
By Jim Sanders

About a million of California's poorest undocumented immigrants would have access to basic low-cost health care under a plan being pushed at the Capitol.

President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul excludes undocumented immigrants, but some California leaders want to fill that gap by offering a safety net of primary and preventive care that does not consider immigration status.

April 19, 2013

California senator continues push to strip Boy Scout tax status

20130311_HA_LEGISLATORS1424.JPGThe Boy Scouts of America's announcement that it is proposing to lift a ban on gay youth scouts hasn't persuaded a California state senator to drop his bid to repeal the organization's nonprofit tax status in the state.

April 19, 2013

Aprueban monitoreo a empleados escolares en CA

esmeralda fabián-Romero /
PUBLICADO: Apr, 19, 2013 12:00 am EST print article

Autoridades de educación de California vigilarán a empleados con antecedentes de conducta inapropiada

Protesta de padres en la primaria Miramonte en Los Ángeles, cuando dos profesores han sido acusados de cometer actos lascivos.

Protesta de padres en la primaria Miramonte en Los Ángeles, cuando dos profesores han sido acusados de cometer actos lascivos.

April 15, 2013

Agenda Legislativa

PUBLICADO: Apr, 15, 2013 12:00 am
Araceli Martínez Ortega

Igualdad para los Jóvenes

April 10, 2013

Race-Related Politics in America More Visible Than Ever
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:34 0 COMMENTS

By Corey Arvin
Contributing Writer

Injecting the conversation of race and diversity into any election has been long regarded as a political minefield which liberal and conservative candidates alike should sidestep as it could diminish their chances of victory.

March 31, 2013

Distritos escolares en CA no podrán cobrar por materiales
POR: Araceli Martínez Ortega / | 03/31/2013  |  La Opinión

March 29, 2013

Ricardo Lara: A newcomer makes his mark
By Jim Cameron | 03/29/13 9:00 AM PST

Ricardo Lara is viewed in the Capitol as something of a rising star -- a trajectory that ironically was helped by the still-unfolding scandals involving the city of Bell, which is in his district.


March 26, 2013

Supreme Court justices skeptical of Prop 8 law | UPDATED
Ken Williams - SDGLN Editor in Chief
March 26th, 2013

Today's rally at Supreme Court. Photo credit: GLAAD Today's rally at Supreme Court.

March 22, 2013

Sen. Ricardo Lara sworn into new 33rd District office
March 22nd, 2013

Photos by Sean Belk/Signal Tribune
Sen. Ricardo Lara (right) is sworn into the office of the newly drawn 33rd senate district by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe during a ceremony Thursday, March 14 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.

The son of Mexican-immigrant parents and a native of east Los Angeles, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) was sworn into office Thursday, March 14 to serve the newly drawn 33rd senate district.