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Compton Elections: City faces new environmental issues

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has once again warned about the dangerous air hovering over Compton residents.  Mayor Aja Brown and her colleagues ignored pleas from SCAQMD as it related to the anticipated truck pollution attached to the Brickyard Project.  Compton Planning Commissioners also ignored the cancer risks associated with the project. […]


Former Senator not feeling the love on new commission

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Despite the hoopla, former Sen. Isadore Hall III was confirmed by the full Senate to be named to the Agricultural Labor Board.  His biggest battle is brewing against Gerawan Farming who has publicly asked the FBI to investigate the board and has now filed a motion to prevent Hall from weighing in on their pending case […]


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Former Assemblyman takes on Los Angeles City Hall over Griffith Park Public Access routes

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Friends of Griffith Park, together with the Griffith J. Griffith Charitable Trust, and the Los Feliz Oaks Homeowners Association, filed a Motion in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the City of Los Angeles’ decision to close the Beachwood Gate to the Hollyridge Trail in Griffith Park on April 18, 2017.  Former Assemblyman Mike Gatto is […]


The Ron Finley Project “Gangsta Garden” Is Officially Saved!

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By: John Foraker President at Annie’s Inc. On Friday, April 28th PST, the Ron Finley Project officially became the debt-free, 100% title holder of its’ South Central Los Angeles headquarters and garden where the very first seeds of this global movement were planted in 2010. This is the garden where Ron’s mission will live on. Because after an […]


Big Oil OWNS Black elected officials

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Who’s your Daddy?  Big oil has greased the palms of most Black elected officials which has resulted in those politicians backing off of energy efficient legislation as a direct result.  Legislation that would require 15% of new cars be emission free, extension of cap & trade and a host of other pollution solving bills have […]


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Crime Victims’ Families Call for Passage of DNA Collection Legislation

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SACRAMENTO – At a press conference today, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), along with crime victims’ families and bill supporters, called for the passage of Assembly Bill 16. The bill would allow the collection of DNA upon conviction of only crimes that were previously felonies but are now misdemeanors, including: shoplifting, forgery, insufficient funds, petty theft, […]


Press Release: Burke Introduces Legislation to Lift 1,000,000 Children Out of Poverty

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) has introduced landmark legislation that seeks to lift 1,000,000 California children out of poverty. AB 1520, known as the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act, commits the Legislature to a goal of reducing child poverty by 50 percent over the next 20 years and provides for […]


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