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  • Taxpayer activists criticize California's purchase of new cars

    The state purchased $540,000 worth of new Ford Fusion Hybrids and other cars for legislators over the last 18 months, prompting criticism from taxpayer activists who call the vehicles unnecessary political perks given at a time when many Californians continue to struggle financially.
  • State senator wants Sally Ride statue in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall

    State senator wants Sally Ride statue in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall
    A California state senator is proposing to place a statue of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, which would make Ride the first woman to represent California and the first known gay person to be included in the...

    Four ways to make black, brown and all lives matter

    Four ways to make black, brown and all lives matter
    Too many black men of my generation have been asleep at the switch. We haven't built on the successes of the civil rights movement to create a better America for our young sons and brothers, whose hardships are so evident after the tragedies in Ferguson,...

    Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system

    Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system
    Alarmed by a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses by up to 5% annually for five years, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Wednesday proposed a constitutional amendment be placed on the 2016 ballot to strip the UC system of its...

    Finally, UC gets budget attention

    There's nothing like a possible tuition increase at the University of California to stir things up. Students rush out to protest; regents and politicians, parents and professors engage in robust — sometimes enraged — debate. And finally, if...