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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's high court choice expected to move panel leftward

    Gov. Jerry Brown's high court choice expected to move panel leftward
    Gov. Jerry Brown's choice of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the California Supreme Court is likely to move the moderately conservative court leftward and result in more path-breaking rulings, legal analysts said Tuesday. UC...
  • Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

    Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration
    A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
  • State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

    State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
    Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border. “...
  • El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum

    El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum
    While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait. For students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, ethnic studies are now required. The El...
  • Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America

    Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America
    On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
  • Lawmakers praise Mexican president's message of cooperation

    Lawmakers praise Mexican president's message of cooperation
    Lawmakers from both parties praised Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's message of economic and political partnership between California and Mexico after the president's address Tuesday to a joint session of the Legislature. State Sen. Kevin de...