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Luis A. Alejo

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  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...
  • Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

    Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly. The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner,...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances

    Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances
      Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands. With the help of the state of...
  • King City police scandal ignites Latinos' ire

    King City police scandal ignites Latinos' ire
    KING CITY, Calif. — Angel Pineda tucked his white cowboy hat under a folding chair in the packed church hall and listened. First came the civil rights presentation — on what to do if pulled over by police. "I want a lawyer," American Civil...
  • Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied

    Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied
    Students in Santa Monica High School's ethnic-studies class took on a touchy subject recently when they analyzed enrollment in Advanced Placement courses. Despite the school's diversity, most of those taking the college-level classes were predominantly...
  • Salinas officer-involved shootings prompt protests, calls for calm

    Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin on Thursday sought to calm community tensions over two fatal officer-involved shootings of Latino immigrants this month that triggered violent protests. McMillin said at a news conference his office would complete its...
  • California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected

    California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected
    Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the...
  • What a license should look like

    What a license should look like
    State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) imply that the proposed design of a driver's license for illegal immigrants was made to look very similar to California licenses issued to those here legally to provide...
  • For the record

    "Picnic": An article about the Broadway revival of "Picnic" in the Jan. 12 Calendar section referred to the Annie Baker play "Circle Mirror Transformation" as "Mirror Circle Transformation." In addition the article referred to a character in "Picnic," the...
  • Unlicensed drivers and impounded cars

    Unlicensed drivers and impounded cars
    Last April, the Los Angeles Police Department adopted a new approach to the problem of unlicensed drivers, many of whom are barred from ever obtaining a license because of their immigration status. Under the rule, known as Special Order 7, police officers...