Month: September 2014

Jenny September 30, 2014

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, and other local businesses and women’s rights organizations to kick off the 11th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive. Started in 2003, the drive collects clothing and supplies for women and children who are victims of domestic violence,and takes place every year during […]

Jenny September 30, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter Because the Confederate states, which favored slavery, promoted the Confederate flag during the Civil War, it is to many a sign of racism rather than Southern pride. When the mother of State Assemblyman Isador Hall, D-Compton, spotted imitated Confederate money featuring the Confederate flag at the Capitol gift shop in Sacramento, her […]

Jenny September 30, 2014

A man was sentenced today to 25 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for sexually assaulting two boys, ages 9 to 11, and possessing graphic amateur and commercial child pornography featuring young boys. Oscar Manuel Vaquera, 39, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury June 19, 2014, of two […]

Jenny September 30, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz As if it were not enough to be convicted of a crime, the Anaheim City Council decided Tuesday, September 23, that any person convicted of soliciting a prostitute for sex will also have their names listed on the Internet for the world to see. The Orange County Register reported statistics from the […]

Jenny September 23, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter Until last week, drivers were required to keep a “safe,” but unspecified, distance to bicyclists. However, this law didn’t protect bicyclists enough, because, for example, in 2012, data from the California Highway Patrol found that “more than 150 cyclists were killed in car collisions in California”, according to the Los Angeles Times. […]

Jenny September 23, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz To capture the kind of man Michael Matsuda is, here is a story. While he was being welcomed as the new Anaheim Union High School District superintendent at a recent ceremony, Matsuda invited up a student he wanted to celebrate. The Los Angeles Times reported that Abby Carreon, a 17-year-old student who […]

Jenny September 17, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter According to the governor’s office, “about 40% of California’s workforce – an estimated 6.5 million people – have no paid sick leave benefits at all,” stated the Los Angeles Times. This will change July of next year, because last Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 […]