National News

Jenny December 2, 2014

by Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last Monday whether to arraign police officer Darren Wilson or not. When the man who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was not indicted, people everywhere went into the streets to show their disapproval of […]

Jenny November 11, 2014

by Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, Republicans celebrated their victories across the nation, which gave them control over the state Senate. In California, they were able to deny the Democrats “a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Historically, the win of […]

Jenny November 3, 2014

California has the 48th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released last Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. The Golden State’s rank remains unchanged from its 48th place ranking last October. The Index, now in its 11th edition, measures how well structured each […]

Jenny October 28, 2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that California leads the nation in after school programs, placing first among all states in a national survey released Thursday by the Afterschool Alliance. “The good news is, because we have followed through on our long-term commitment to invest in our children, California has the largest […]

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 9, 2014

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in response to reports of the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL: “Reports of ISIL beheading a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, are another gruesome reminder of the evil that now controls a large […]

Jenny August 26, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter Have you asked yourself why so many of your social media friends and people like former president George W. Bush, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey recently have been pouring ice buckets over their heads? Not only in the United States have people joined this trend where you donate to the ALS Association […]

Jenny August 5, 2014

On the first full day of California’s Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Mexican environment officials signed an agreement to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. “California can’t do it alone and with this new partnership with Mexico we can make real progress on reducing dangerous […]

Jenny July 29, 2014

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), released the following statement after President signed an executive order last week prohibiting federal contractors and agencies from discriminating against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity: “With Republicans still unwilling to bring up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act […]