| Jun 25, 2014
To the editor: The three Latino California lawmakers quoted in the article — Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) — are emblematic of ethnic activists who continue...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:27 PM
In the Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new relief.
But one big move by Shell to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Democratic lawmakers Tuesday blocked a Republican proposal to audit the state superintendent of public instruction’s oversight of the troubled Inglewood Unified School District.
Financial and management problems led the state to take over the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:26 PM
Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence.
| May 28, 2014
| 10:43 PM
State lawmakers Wednesday gave initial approval to proposals that would reduce penalties for selling crack cocaine, require medical marijuana dispensaries to get state licenses and allow people in the country illegally to get student loans for college....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:53 PM
A group of state lawmakers said Wednesday they have drafted legislation that would repeal key provisions of Proposition 187, the ballot measure approved by voters 20 years ago that sought to withhold many public services from immigrants in the country...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A lot has changed since 1998, when Proposition 227 all but wiped out bilingual instruction in California public schools. The matter is due for reconsideration; a bill that passed the state Senate last week would allow that to happen.
SB 1174, by state...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:11 AM
A week after the California Senate rejected a moratorium on fracking in the state, a watchdog group said those who opposed the bill or abstained from voting on it received significantly more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than supporters...
| Jun 8, 2014
It's about time we reconsider the research that tells us that a transitional bilingual program leads to fluency in two languages. ("Is bilingual education worth bringing back?," Editorial, June 5)
Let's not fall into the trap of testing a subject in...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rejected California’s initial design for a driver’s license for immigrants in the country illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough from permits given citizens.
“To satisfy the...
| May 9, 2014
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...