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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • Black college students face persistent hurdles, report finds

    Black college students face persistent hurdles, report finds
    More black students in California are earning bachelor's degrees than they were a decade ago, but enrollment in the state's public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a new report. The road to...
  • California schools fear losing millions for low-income students

    Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year. Officials in Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno and...
  • Assembly panel backs halt to fracking

    Assembly panel backs halt to fracking
    SACRAMENTO -- Plans to halt fracking in California advanced in the Legislature on Monday, when a key committee approved three measures that would prohibit the practice until the state can study it further. The votes were a victory for environmentalists,...
  • L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women

    L.A. mayor's race: Wendy Greuel uses Web chat to target women
    As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
  • L.A. Mayor's Election: Speakers predict a win for Wendy Greuel

    L.A. Mayor's Election: Speakers predict a win for Wendy Greuel
    Backers of Wendy Greuel’s mayoral bid told supporters gathered at her election party Tuesday night that the early results showing Greuel with a slim lead were the first step to a mayoral victory. “We are going to win this campaign,”...
  • Jerry Brown calls Dec. 3 election for vacant L.A.-area Assembly seat

    Jerry Brown calls Dec. 3 election for vacant L.A.-area Assembly seat
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called a Dec. 3 special election to fill a vacant Los Angeles-area Assembly seat. At least six candidates have said they intend to run for the 54th Assembly District post previously occupied by Holly Mitchell, a Democrat who...
  • Fracking bans are weakened in legislative proposals

    SACRAMENTO — Legislation that would limit fracking in California is being trimmed to remove proposed bans on the controversial practice until its environmental impact can be studied. The bill, AB 1323, authored by Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-...
  • Bill would allow child-care workers to unionize

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would allow thousands of child-care workers to join unions, renewing a controversial proposal that has been vetoed by governors from both political parties. The bill (AB 641),...
  • Brown sets Sept. 17 election date for two L.A. legislative seats

    Gov. Jerry Brown has set the date for an election to fill two legislative seats left vacant when Bob Blumenfield and Curren Price took their seats this weekend on the Los Angeles City Council. The election to fill Blumenfield’s former San Fernando...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Officials urge protesters to reject violence

    Zimmerman verdict: Officials urge protesters to reject violence
    At a news conference in South Los Angeles Tuesday, more than a dozen elected officials and community leaders vowed to put an end to any further violence over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, but stressed the importance of new dialogue about race...
  • Supervisor's son enters L.A.-area assembly race and family business

    Supervisor's son enters L.A.-area assembly race and family business
    Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, a city council deputy and a son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, has entered the expected race for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly. Ridley-Thomas, 25, said he will run for the 54th Assembly...