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January 16, 2013

California's budget battle

Vida en el Valle

SACRAMENTO Students and parents worried about additional tuition hikes and slashes K-12 schools can finally take a breath of fresh air.

Last Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown assured Californians that the state's 2013-14 budget will involve investments -- not cuts -- to both K-12 and higher education. The new shift in direction and priority for the governor came as he outlined details of the 2013-2014 budget at a press conference Monday at the state Capitol.

January 12, 2013

See/Hear Start Of 6th Annual MLK/Peace Week Activities With Candlelight Peace March; Events Culminate With MLK-Day Parade Sat. Jan. 19

January 10, 2013

Rapid Response Roundup: Jerry Brown's proposed budget

It didn't take long for California's lawmakers, officials and advocates to start issuing statements responding to the budget proposal that Gov. Jerry Brown released this morning.

You'll find them after the jump. We'll be adding statements as they come in.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento:

January 05, 2013

LGBT Victories: “Breathtaking Leap Forward”
Reflections On | Carl Matthes |

The fight for equality by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Americans has been bolstered by astonishing victories in America’s 2012 elections. “This wasn’t incremental progress. This was a breathtaking leap forward,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s largest LGBT political action committee.

December 25, 2012

Ricardo Lara's Young Senator program offers learning opportunity for area students
By Eric Bradley, Staff Writer

December 17, 2012

Progress on communications system to allow county's emergency workers to talk to each other
By Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer

After years in limbo, what has been dubbed one of the most important emergency preparedness and homeland security projects in the state is about to take shape.

A joint powers authority will receive bids in January for the initial phase of a pioneering communications system that would, for the first time, allow Los Angeles County's 34,000 first responders and 17,000 second responders to, basically, talk with each other.

December 12, 2012

Lloran y recuerdan a la ‘diva de la banda’
Fanáticos expresan su dolor por muerte trágica de Jenni Rivera
Francisco Castro |

Eric Cabrera llevó sus pósters, fotos y otros recuerdos de sus encuentros con la cantante Jenni Rivera a lo largo de 15 años y los colocó junto a veladoras, flores y otros momentos apilados al lado de la estatua de Adán Chalino Sánchez -otro cantante de ‘banda’ muerto trágicamente-, que se ubica frente a la estación de radio La Qué Buena.

December 11, 2012

Legisladores latinos en CA lamentan la muerte de Jenni Rivera
POR: Araceli Martínez Ortega -  |     12/11/2012  |  La Opinión

SACRAMENTO.— Líderes de la bancada latina lamentaron el inesperado fallecimiento de la popular cantante México-americana Jenni Rivera ocurrido en el Noreste de México, al desplomarse el avión donde viajaba.

December 10, 2012

Jenni Rivera remembered by Long Beach State Sen.Ricardo Lara

December 05, 2012

Presentan nuevas demandas por abuso contra el distrito escolar de Los Ángeles
EFE | 12/5/2012, 3:54 p.m.
Presentan nuevas demandas por abuso contra el distrito escolar de Los Ángeles
Madres y estudiantes de la escuela Miramonte marchan en protesta luego del arresto de dos maestros del plantel por supuesto abuso de menores. | Francisco Castro