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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • Jerry Brown's austerity kick unpopular with advocates for poor

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown, once perceived as a paragon of California liberalism, finds himself accused of disregarding California's impoverished at a time when President Obama is warning of the expanding inequality between rich and poor in...
  • Butler, Howorth enter contest for Ted Lieu Senate seat

    SACRAMENTO -- The field of candidates competing for the coastal Senate district seat being vacated by Ted Lieu grew Wednesday with former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, both Democrats, announcing their candidacies....
  • State Senate is down to one black member, who's not happy about it

    SACRAMENTO -- The leave of absence by Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has left the 40-person state Senate with just one African American member, a situation that is sparking concern about a lack of diversity. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
  • Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
  • Affirmative action controversy costs Sen. Ted Lieu six endorsements

    Affirmative action controversy costs Sen. Ted Lieu six endorsements
    The controversy over a stalled effort to overturn a state ban on affirmative action spilled into a hot race for Congress this week when six Democratic state legislators rescinded their endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance). In a March 25...
  • Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate

    Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate
    SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil drilling in California was approved by a state Senate panel on Tuesday. The measure was passed by a bare majority of five votes by the Senate...
  • CalPERS board member under scrutiny again for late financial reports

    SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog. Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...
  • Does fracking cause quakes? California needs to know.

     Does fracking cause quakes? California needs to know.
    Many concerns have been raised about hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — but the one scientists know the least about is the potential for earthquakes. Until recently, evidence linking earthquakes to fracking — the high-...
  • Blueprint proposed to boost oversight of child welfare

    Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service. The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown urges frugality in State of State speech

    SACRAMENTO — Praising the discipline that pulled the state from the ashes of recession, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on Californians to steel themselves against lingering uncertainties, both natural and man-made. He sounded a stern warning...
  • Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair

    Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the...