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California Mandela Campaign launches to fight against solitary confinement

January 27, 2023 / By
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Immigrant Defense Advocates and other organizations launched their California Mandela Campaign to support the California Mandela Act and end solitary confinement in California. 

Tulare County to build public university center for residents

January 19, 2023 / By

In November, Tulare County voters approved a $95 million ballot measure to build a new and much-expanded university center in Visalia across the street from College of the Sequoias.

California adds protections for reproductive freedoms into the state constitution

December 22, 2022 / By

Less than six months after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the State of California has added explicit protections for reproductive freedoms including abortion care and contraception.

Will unemployment rates continue to rise in November despite record job growth?

November 28, 2022 / By

California saw a historic spike in job creation allowing the governor’s office to report a restorative number of jobs available since the pandemic began.

California hosts Heat Symposium to combat extreme heat across the State

October 27, 2022 / By
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On October 18, the State of California held its first-ever Extreme Heat Symposium to harness the collective power of extreme heat industry experts, community leaders, state policymakers, scientists, and community members to set the stage for extreme heat actions throughout the state in the upcoming years.

Bill to support domestic violence survivors signed into law

October 3, 2022 / By

Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 2369, which will encourage more survivors to seek Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) by requiring the court to order abusers to pay for a survivor’s attorney’s fees and costs.