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The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Schanes

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is administering $1.5 billion of its $787 billion stimulus package through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP).

Breaking Homelessness News: Tens of Thousands Detroit Residents Apply for HPRP Funds

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Two videos published on YouTube - one of which has just been aired on television - show what actual HPRP funding means to people in Detroit, Michigan.

Funding California's Future

Jim Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Miller

Do we want to sacrifice opportunity for the majority of Californians so those at the top of the economic ladder and some of the most powerful corporations do not have to make any sacrifices at all?

Kids to California Lawmakers: Spend a Day in a Public School

Christopher Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christopher Mahoney

Some say that the economic crisis has had an impact on all aspects of California's economy, so schools should take a hit too. But public education is to our society what R&D are to any company.

Kids to California Lawmakers: Spend a Day in a Public School

Christopher Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Mahoney

A group of children, parents, teachers and administrators is calling upon all California state lawmakers to spend a day in a public school.

Optimistic About California

Robert Hertzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert Hertzberg

With more than two million Californians out of work, cities declaring bankruptcy and our state's budget in a perennial state of crisis, it feels like Rome is burning.

Marching for California, Again

Gavin Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gavin Riley

We draw inspiration for the March for California's Future from the famous marches for justice in the 1960s and particularly the 1966 march from Delano to Sacramento by Cesar Chavez and the UFW.

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Students Fight To Make Sure Their Teachers Aren't Fired | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tonight, in a little strip-mall office next to the local Safeway, a teenage student from Alameda, California will spend the evening dialing up strange...

A Crisis in Faith

Irene Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irene Gonzalez

If I have learned anything during this March for California's Future, it is that people in the San Joaquin Valley have lost their faith and their hope along with their jobs and homes.

What's Next: Blackwater Homecare Visits?

Steve Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Mehlman

The Schwarzenegger Administration wants to purchase up to $5 million worth of military/security camera systems to photograph elderly, blind and disabled homecare recipients.

California Jobs Budget Reflects the Values and Priorities of Californians

John A. Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

This week, I unveiled the California Jobs Budget, a plan designed to confront and resolve the two most urgent priorities facing California: closing our budget deficit and putting Californians back to work.

Don't Swat the Kids

Jim Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Miller

In California, we're "swatting the kids" with cuts to education, cuts to health care and by closing the doors of opportunity for poor children as more and more of them are born into poverty.

Californians in Crisis: Nothing Left to Sacrifice

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irasema Garza

For years the poorest people in California, turned to the state's CalWORKs program to make ends meet. But in order to reduce the billion deficit, Schwarzenegger has proposed a range of cuts.

Schwarzenegger's Revised Budget Plan To Dismantle Health Programs? | Shane Goldmacher and Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to present a revised budget plan Friday that would dismantle some of California's landmark healthcare programs ...

Why I March: To Preserve Allensworth

Doug Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Doug Moore

As we work to build a brighter future, we must not forget the past. That is why the March for California's Future is fighting to preserve California's great historic parks.

Schwarzenegger Budget Will Contain 'Terrible Cuts' For California

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will seek "terrible cuts" to eliminate an $18.6 billion budget deficit facing the most-populous U.S. state t...

March 4 LIVE BLOG: Student Day Of Action

Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Leah Finnegan

Today, March 4, is the Day of Action to Defend Public Education, a movement that originated in California last fall in response to threats of staggeri...

The Time to March for California's Future Is Now

Marty Hittelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marty Hittelman

Most Californians are paying a fair share while the rich and powerful continue to receive more tax loopholes every year. We must reverse this trend.

Schwarzenegger's Plan Could Cut Deep For Those Who Depend On State Stipends

Sacramento Bee | Susan Ferriss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For Capitol insiders, it's easy to chalk it up as a bluff when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes terminating welfare-to-work and in-home care for th...

Schwarzenegger: Save Money, Send Inmates To Mexico

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested California could ease its crowded prison system by sending thousands of undocumented in...

Schwarzenegger: Send Prisoners To Mexico

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger floated a different approach to trimming down California's bloated prison budget on Monday: pay Mexico to build new prisons...

Schwarzenegger's "Anti-Labor" Agenda | Shane Goldmacher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has put organized labor squarely in his cross-hairs in 2010, opening a fight that will largely determine the shape of his f...

How Come California Isn't "Too Big to Fail?"

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

The Obama administration's plans for national economic recovery simply can't take off without California (and a handful of large, industrial states) helping to pull the other states along.

Class Size Reduction Funds Slashed In CA Budget

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time since the program began 14 years ago, a California governor is planning on spending significantly less on California's popular, but...

State Parks To Remain Fully Open, Thanks To Friendly Feds

Zev Yaroslavsky | Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The National Parks Service has come to the rescue of the highly popular state parks in the Santa Monica Mountains, providing a grant of $939,169 to av...