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Articles by Allyson Escobar

Gas Prices Forecast to Rise, as Summer Approaches

Southern California drivers can rest easy knowing gas prices will stay comparatively low for the year, but will likely rise from current levels as the summer months approach, according to an assessment from GasBuddy.com.
categories EconomyFinance

AB 60 Applicants Encouraged to Seek Assistance Before Heading to DMV

With California’s Assembly Bill 60 in full effect, thousands of applicants are lining up at the DMV to get the process started. However, many immigrant communities are facing confusion, lack of understanding, and inconsistencies with the new program.
categories ImmigrationPolitics

Residents Voice Out Against High-speed Rail Through Angeles National Forest

United in their opposition to build California’s high-speed rail line through the Angeles National Forest, more than 1,000 residents rallied Tuesday night, Jan. 13, in Lake View Terrace, voicing their concerns about how building the rail would drive down property values, bisect the Sunland and Tujunga neighborhoods, and permanently affect the region’s way of life.
categories Green NewsPoliticsScience & Technology

Covered California Joins Asian American Leaders to Promote Community Enrollment

Covered California teamed up with community partners on Monday, Jan. 12, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, to announce a final push to get people enrolled for health insurance.
category Health

Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland

Nine people who visited Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in December have confirmed cases of measles, according to the investigating officials from the California Department of Public Health.
categories BusinessHealthPublic Safety

US Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Markets Setting

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected during the last week, but the trend remained consistent with sustained strength in the labor market.
categories BusinessEconomy

Plastic Manufacturers Push to Kill California Ban on Grocery Bag

An effort to end California’s exclusive state ban on single-use plastic grocery bags advanced this week after manufacturers spent millions on a campaign to gather signatures for a proposed ballot initiative to overturn the ban.
categories BusinessGreen NewsPolitics

Executive Actions on Immigration Could Affect Agriculture Industry

In California, a leading producer of fruits, vegetables and nuts, many farmers are already fearing a major labor shortage that could be caused by President Obama’s executive actions on immigration planned for next year.
categories BusinessImmigrationPolitics

Creating Your Life Journey in a Notebook

Angelia Trinidad’s Passion Planner is one of Kickstarter’s successfully-funded projects.
categories Arts & CultureBusiness

AAPI Community Drives Forward with AB60 Implementation for California

Starting January 1, all California residents, regardless of immigration status, will be eligible to apply for a driver’s license under Assembly Bill 60, also known as the Safe and Responsible Drivers’ Act.
categories City AffairsImmigrationPolitics
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