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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

    California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction. "We can't let another decade go...
  • Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings

    Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings
    A state lawmaker has proposed to prohibit the use of criminal grand juries in California in cases of officer-involved shootings that result in the deaths of  suspects. The proposal by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) comes four months after a grand...
  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

    SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an...
  • Swamped with dependency cases, law center may refuse young clients

    Swamped with dependency cases, law center may refuse young clients
    In the crowded halls of Los Angeles County children's court, attorney Rosa Figueroa searches through family after family before finding her new client and kneeling so she can meet him at eye level. Wearing an oversized bomber jacket, the 9-year-old...
  • Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

    Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. "Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
  • Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking

    Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking
    With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights

    Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
  • California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing

    California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge...
  • California not investigating foster care complaints promptly

    California not investigating foster care complaints promptly
    The state agency responsible for overseeing California's foster care system is violating its own rules by failing to promptly investigate complaints of children being mistreated or living in poorly maintained homes, according to records obtained by The...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...