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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • 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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown urges frugality in State of State speech

    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...
  • Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em

    Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em
    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature. The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local...
  • Stores selling Obamacare policies popping up across California

    Stores selling Obamacare policies popping up across California
    As shoppers hunt for holiday bargains this season, they may find something unusual for sale at the mall: Obamacare. With enrollment deadlines looming, California officials, insurance companies and agents are staking out retail space to sign up thousands...
  • Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat

    Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat
    SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly. The vote tally on...
  • Black college students face persistent gaps, report says

    More black students in California are earning bachelor’s degrees than 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 report released Thursday....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...