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When Will Gov. Brown Wage a War on Poverty?

Judy Patrick | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Judy Patrick

Poverty has increased in California to the point that the incidence of poverty in our state is the highest in the nation. One in four of our state's children is living in poverty. One in three single mothers is barely making ends meet. Yet Gov. Brown has not declared a war on poverty.

Seeking Redemption: Private Prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown and All of Us

Pastor Michael McBride | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Pastor Michael McBride

As we consider how and when to allow hundreds of thousands of incarcerated individuals in this state to return home, we must ask ourselves whether we want to resemble the son or the father in this parable.

In One Man's Hands: California Governor May Decide Paralysis Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

On Sept. 9, the California state Senate voted a unanimous YES to restore one million dollars in funding to the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research ...

Governor Brown Sends Clear Message: Women Are As Incapable of Making Decisions for Themselves as Children and the Mentally Handicapped

Alice Crisci | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Alice Crisci

Let this be a wake-up call to those who thought the stem cell conversation was handled, to those who thought equality was in the bag and to those who thought California was progressive.

Is Governor Brown Playing 13 Tzameti With the Climate?

Jordan Haedtler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Jordan Haedtler

With each pipeline that is approved, each greenlight given to coal and natural gas exports, we're putting more bullets in the chamber, and doubling down on our dangerous game of 13 Tzameti.

The Importance of Connections in the Classroom

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 01.11.2013 | Education
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

The most important job we teachers have is giving our students a loving, safe place to connect with each other, with teachers, and with the curriculum.

Protecting Our Protectors

Michael Kaufman | Posted 09.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Michael Kaufman

California law actually provides fewer protections in the domestic work industry than most other areas of employment. The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights would level the playing field and make life safer and healthier for domestic workers.

Immigration Showdown in California: Governor Brown and His TRUST Issues

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must fix our nation's broken immigration system in ways that make sense for our economy and safety and respects the dignity of all immigrant communities.

And Pigs "May" Fly

Hector Villagra | Posted 11.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigrations and Enforcement (ICE), has suggested that policies that restrict compliance with immigration detainers "may" violate federal law. If he thinks this is true of the TRUST Act, I can say, "Yes, and pigs 'may' fly."

Can Governor Brown Snuff Out Flame Retardants?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I never thought much about where we spend most of our leisure time -- in bed or on the couch -- until I started learning the frightening truth about dangerously toxic flame retardants.

Tyler Kingkade

California Lawmakers Side With College Students On Proposed Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

A controversial proposal from Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown to slash grant funding for private school students was defeated on Wednesday, aft...

SAY WHAT? Gavin Newsom Calls For The Elimination Of His Own Job

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.24.2012 | San Francisco

When Gavin Newsom famously quipped on the campaign trail that he didn't, for the life of him, know what the Lieutenant Governor of California actually...

Dear Governor Brown: Is There a Future for the Disabled -- Including Adults With Autism -- In the Golden State?

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Chantal Sicile-Kira

The looming budget cuts remind me of the old Prop 13 days. The state of California is getting ready to cut the civil rights of the disabled and no one seems to notice.

The Rogue Five: Courageous

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

In California a battle continues over whether to allow the people to vote whether to continue the current state tax rates or receive reduced state services like education and security on our streets.

California's Gamble on K-12 Education is Gamble on Our Future

Robert Denham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Robert Denham

Predicating education financing on California's legislators busy posturing on the budget for re-election or on voter emotions in June of 2011 is looking more and more like a bad bet.

Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

Governor Brown appears to hope that local governments will spend revenue from property taxes on our children's education and other services basic to our state's history.

Jerry Brown's Big Gamble

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Brown is smart and no doubt right that without the extension of the higher tax rates, the state is fiscally doomed. But it will likely be a hard sell.

Downtown LA's Transit-Oriented Stadium

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm not one who thinks stadiums are the best sparkplug to ignite the economy of downtown. But that a stadium, along with the restaurants in South Park and the new Broad Museum, will make downtown more happening is without question.

Brown Gives Laura Chick The Boot, Will Shut Down Office of Inspector General

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Who will make sure federal money is spent without corruption taking ahold as it often does when huge sums are tossed about?