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Capitol Weekly

  • Stem cell agency chooses new board chair amidst funding uncertainty

    Come March 28, Vito Imbascani is scheduled to be sworn in as the new chairman of the $12 billion California stem cell agency – an 18-year-old state program to develop revolutionary treatments for such things as brain and blood cancers, heart disease, diabetes, sickle cell disease, spina bifida, incontinence, blindness, arthritis, HIV, stroke, epilepsy and much more.

  • Governor to announce new gun safety legislation Wednesday

    POLITICAL PULSE: In the wake of two mass shootings that claimed the lives of 18 people and left ten others wounded, Gov. Newsom, along with Attorney General Rob Bonta and other legislative leaders – and gun safety advocates – will announce new efforts to advance gun safety legislation.

  • Victim of a violent crime? California may have money for you.

    CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: In the wake of the horrific January 21 shooting that killed 11 people in Monterey Park, Gov. Newsom visited hospitalized survivors.  His conversation with one patient revealed an added stress for survivors of gun violence and other violent crime: the inability to cover expenses incurred or wages lost due to the incident.

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Mission Local

San José Spotlight

  • UPDATE: Education leaders can’t stop Sunnyvale school closure

    Santa Clara County education leaders are questioning the probable closure of a charter school in June as parents scramble to find a new place for their children. The Santa Clara County Board of Education received a report Wednesday regarding Summit Denali, a charter middle and high school in Sunnyvale run by Summit Public Schools. Charter... The post UPDATE: Education leaders can’t stop Sunnyvale school closure appeared first on San José Spotlight.

  • Santa Clara County closing mass COVID vaccine and testing sites

    Santa Clara County will close its mass COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites by the end of February, but the pandemic is far from over for those with compromised health conditions. County health officials gathered Wednesday to discuss the closures, which are set to happen by Feb. 28. But the pandemic’s long-term impacts on vulnerable populations cannot... The post Santa Clara County closing mass COVID vaccine and testing sites appeared first on San José Spotlight.

  • San Jose mayor to be inaugurated

    San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan is focused on getting back to basics. That’s also the cornerstone of the  newly-elected mayor’s inauguration today. The celebratory evening is not just a chance to kickstart Mahan’s two-year term, it also lays the groundwork for his top issues: crime, blight and homelessness. “No matter who you voted for, today is... The post San Jose mayor to be inaugurated appeared first on San José Spotlight.

FORTHE

  • The Lefty Lawyer: What’s ‘reasonable’ about Long Beach’s use of Facial Recognition Technology?

    This is the first in a series that will explore the Fourth Amendment, the one that – sort of, sometimes, at least in theory – protects us from unwarranted police invasions into our privacy. In this inaugural edition, legal expert Caitlin Bellis points out that also “our personal data is the price of admission to much of modern life.” In the days of cell phones, fitness trackers, and other increasingly powerful technologies that can identify and locate us, Bellis discusses why folks should do everything they can to protect their right to privacy and the opportunity City Council currently has to address this issue.

Golden Gate Xpress

  • SF State student found dead in residential housing

    A student was found unresponsive at Village at Centennial Square on the early morning of Jan. 23.  In an email sent to campus housing residents last Wednesday, Director of Residential Life David Rourke said a parent informed the campus about concerns for the student. The call was followed by a wellness check conducted by the...

  • Parking

    Finding parking at SF State is notoriously difficult on an average day. On the first day of the semester, it’s a nightmare. What started as a seemingly slow scene in the Lot 20 parking garage at 8:30 a.m. seemed a cacophony of honks, squeals and slamming doors an hour later.  As students lined up outside...

Benito Link

  • Hollister middle school students take regional honors

    Information provided by Rancho Maze Band Boosters   Please join us in congratulating CMEA Central Coast Section Honor Band musicians, Thomas Feci, Benny Gomez Jr., Shyloh Gonzalez, Jaxon Lopez, Matthias Morgan, Megan Phillips, Kayla Reames, and Charles Schilke!  As representatives of the Rancho Maze Band (RMB) and Hollister Youth Music Network (HYMN), each of these The post Hollister middle school students take regional honors appeared first on BenitoLink.

Voice of OC

San Francisco Public Press

  • Plan for 82,000 Homes in San Francisco Moves Forward, Under Pressure From State

    The Board of Supervisors passed a plan to build 82,000 housing units over the next eight years, maintaining city control over the permitting and building processes. Some critics said the plan does not do enough to prevent low-income residents from displacement as more market-rate apartments are built. The post Plan for 82,000 Homes in San Francisco Moves Forward, Under Pressure From State appeared first on San Francisco Public Press.

  • California Indian Tribes Denied Resources for Decades as Federal Acknowledgement Lags

    In the last 13 years, the U.S. Department of Interior has actively reviewed applications for acknowledgement of only 18 tribes, even as hundreds remain in line. The Public Press has identified more than 400 tribes seeking federal recognition and is working to confirm that 200 others with publicly listed applications are genuine. Many have been waiting for decades. The Death Valley TimbiSha Shoshone Band is the only California tribe that has been recognized in the 44 years since the federal […]

  • San Francisco Rent Relief Tracker

    More than one month after statewide eviction protections expired on June 30, less than 4% of rent relief funds requested by San Francisco households remain unprocessed, with 55% of funds paid out. The post San Francisco Rent Relief Tracker appeared first on San Francisco Public Press.

  • As Statewide Eviction Protections Expire, SF Measure Kicks In

    Although a statewide eviction moratorium for tenants with pending rent relief applications expired Thursday, some tenants in San Francisco and Los Angeles saw a glimmer of hope as previously voided local protections kicked back in. Cities and advocates hope the enactment of new protections will help to fill the gap for struggling tenants facing eviction for rent due after June 30. The post As Statewide Eviction Protections Expire, SF Measure Kicks In appeared first on San Francisco Public Press.

  • Expanding View of Domestic Violence Gives Survivors New Tool, but Unsympathetic Judges Remain an Obstacle

    A California law enacted in 2021 allows domestic violence victims to claim coercive control — a broad range of behaviors including humiliation, surveillance, intimidation, gaslighting and isolation that strips an intimate partner of a sense of autonomy and personhood. Experts in domestic violence say judicial skepticism of abuse victims, often with misogynistic overtones, has long been widespread in U.S. family court, creating dangerous hurdles to justice. The expanded conception of domestic […]

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Berkeleyside

Open Vallejo

  • Hakeem Brown to lead Vallejo NAACP despite domestic violence revelations

    A disturbing history of domestic violence, verbal clashes with colleagues and constituents, and vocal support for Vallejo police defined the former council member’s turbulent tenure. The post Hakeem Brown to lead Vallejo NAACP despite domestic violence revelations appeared first on Open Vallejo.

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Voice of San Diego

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