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Category: Politics

Monterey Park Council Divided On Donation Issue

Discussion at the most recent Monterey Park City Council meeting quickly grew heated as council members took opposite sides on whether it is appropriate for elected officials to make personal donations during city functions.
categories NeighborhoodsPolitics

Simona Farrise Runs for 62nd Assembly Seat

Farrise received the Progressive Leadership Award from the Equal Justice Society and was honored by A New Way of Life Re-Entry Program with their “Movement Builder Award” in 2013.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

California County Could be State's First to Ban Fracking

A majority on the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would ban the practice known as hydraulic fracturing.
categories BusinessCity AffairsGreen NewsHealthNeighborhoodsPoliticsPublic Safety

LA City Council Passes Resolution in Support of TPS For PH

With affirmative votes across the board, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday, April 2, to express “support of legislation and/or administrative action to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Philippine nationals to prevent their deportation while their country recovers from Super Typhoon Haiyan.”
categories ImmigrationPolitics

Lack of Information and Funds Keeps DACA Applications Low

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data, fewer than half of the approximately 1.6 million undocumented individuals immigration officials believe are eligible to receive deferred action status have applied.
categories EducationImmigrationPolitics

Vernon Councilwoman Running Quietly Unopposed

Vote by mail election to be held April 8.
categories NeighborhoodsPolitics

Leland Yee Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group.
categories EducationFamily/Inter-generational NewsImmigrationPoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

‘Education and Smaller Servings Will Combat Obesity in CA, Not New Taxes’

According to a state-wide lobby group opposing the so-called ‘soda tax’ bill introduced in the State Legislature, consumer education and smaller serving sizes are more sensible solutions to the obesity epidemic instead of adding a penny-per-ounce tax on all sugary drinks sold in California.
categories FoodHealthPolitics

Fil-Ams Cry Foul Over Lack of Pinoy Labor Leaders in Cesar Chavez Film

Filipino activists have been critical of the new Cesar Chavez biopic for ignoring the historical role of Filipino Americans in the farmworker movement.
categories Arts & CulturePoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

Diego Luna Delivers More Than Expected in Cesar Chavez Movie

A movie about the great grape boycott in 1965 can't help but put its key figure in the middle of it.
categories Arts & CultureImmigrationJusticePoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations
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