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Why Dem. Senators Richard Pan and Steven Glazer Are Holding Out Their Votes  on Ethnic Studies Bill

They say when people learn about other cultures, they become more open-minded, empathetic and tolerant - and communities become more enriched socially and otherwise by this. That’s why a group of lawmakers, students and activists are rallying to support a bill making its way through the legislature, AB 1460. The proposal requires that the approximately 481,000 students enrolled in all 23 CSU campuses take one 3-credit unit of any qualifying Ethnic Studies course before they graduate.

Kern County Leadership Assembles To Discuss Under Representation In 2020 Census

Kern County community leaders gathered in attendance to discuss under-representation of marginalized groups within the county. On the morning of June 28th, 2019, elected officials, community stakeholders, and mayors of Kern County cities joined in the Larry Reider Superintendent’s Building at 2000 K St. They met to bring awareness to the myriad impediments that arise when funds are not properly allocated. 

Can A Bill With Very Little Teeth Stop the Loan Sharks Profiting on High-Interest Car, Payday and Other Personal Loans?

In 2009, LaHaven Criner badly needed some extra cash. The Sacramento radio personality and insurance agent, who is 39 now, said his wife was a full-time student at the time and he was the only bread winner. Plus, he made some bad financial decisions before that, trying to live above his means. His credit rating would not have scored him a traditional low-interest bank, credit union or credit card loan.

Rep. Waters Hosts Healthcare Roundtable at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood 

In support of House Democrats’ “Healthcare Weekend of Action,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, hosted a Healthcare Roundtable at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA. Centinela Hospital has served residents of Inglewood and the surrounding areas since 1924. Each year it provides health services to more than 140,000 patients and their families.Rep. Waters Hosts Healthcare Roundtable at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood 

Why Shouldn’t We Give Up on High-Speed Rail? Because It Can Transform Valley and state

In today’s heated political climate, it is easy to lose sight of why the high-speed rail project was ever conceived. Its original purpose: To connect Northern and Southern California in an environmentally sound way. Electric, nonpolluting trains would whisk passengers from north to south, and vice versa, in far less time than it takes to drive. The spine of the system would be in the San Joaquin Valley, with the associated economic boost the project would generate.