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Lydia O'Connor

State Could Be First To Provide Low-Income Families This Overlooked Necessity

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

A staff member at West Valley Community Services, a basic needs center in Cupertino, Calif., recently overheard a mother admit she was withholding liq...

Kevin Short

How Big Banks Swipe Millions From Welfare Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

Dominique Hudson is fed up with giving Wells Fargo her bus money. Each month, the 18-year-old from Oakland, Calif., pays the bank about $12 in ATM ...

CA To Fund Pregnant Teens

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.24.2012 | San Francisco

The California state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would extend access to financial support for pregnant teens in need. According to the ...

Single Mom Goes From Relying On Welfare To Become ER Doctor

Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

When Amanda Lamond was 18, she learned that she was pregnant. Doubters told her to forget pursuing a career in medicine. "There were people that t...

Schwarzenegger's California Budget Revision SPARES Higher Ed

The Daily Californian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

California's public university systems saw a reprieve Friday as they escaped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budgetary axe in his revision of the state b...

Cut This: The Death Penalty

James Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

California must re-evaluate its budget priorities. End the death penalty and save $1 billion in five years.

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.

Orlando 7th-Grader With Brittle Bone Disease Denied New Wheelchair Lift

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. Twelve-ye...

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Compassionless Conservatism

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Schwarzenegger's heartlessness towards the state's most vulnerable citizens in a time of economic collapse renders absurd the Republicans' attempts to paint their party as "kinder and gentler" or "compassionate."

Schwarzenegger's Budget Battle II: Another Bad Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the sequel to last February's budget battle ready for release it's only a matter of days before "those who have too little" get a beating once again from the richest ruling interests in the state.

California's Death Throes: A View From Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A grassroots movement working within Democratic Party structures might break the cycle of abuse the Republican minority has inflicted upon the state.