Domestic Workers' "Bill of Rights" Passes in California
Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Passes in California
By Cristina Arreola | 09/13/2013 - 10:28

The California State Legislature has approved AB-241, better known as the Domestic Workers “Bill of Rights.”

The bill would guarantee overtime pay for domestic workers who work more than nine hours per day or 45 hours per week. 


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Domestic Workers Fight For "Bill of Rights" In California
Domestic Workers Fight For "Bill of Rights" In California
By Cristina Arreola | 09/11/2013 - 15:02

Domestic workers in California congregated on Tuesday to ask their state senators to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. 


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UCLA Program Aims to Bring More Latino Doctors to Medically Underserved Areas
UCLA Program Aims to Bring More Latino Doctors to Medically Underserved Areas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/16/2013 - 12:45

Over 2,000 foreign-trained Latin American doctors living in Southern California are currently not practicing medicine, according to Dr. Patrick Dowling, chairman of UCLA's Department of Family Medicine.

MedCity News reports that UCLA has created a program to increase the number of Latin American physicians in medically underserved areas in California, and improve care for patients.


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Woman Sues Boss Who Forced Her to Lift Heavy Objects – Reason She Lost Her Baby
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/09/2013 - 11:39

A 30-year-old California woman is suing her employer, Albertsons, for the death of her newborn baby.

Fox News Latino is reporting that Reyna Garcia, a general merchandise manager at the San Luis Obispo grocery store, was not allowed to take a break from heavy lifting despite multiple doctor’s notes resulting in the death of her baby.


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There Are Now As Many Latinos in California as Non-Hispanic Whites
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/02/2013 - 15:14

Mi gente, as of today, there are just as many Latinos in California as there are non-Hispanic whites.


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LGBT Community Rejoice! Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
LGBT Community Rejoice! Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 10:30

It's a historic time for the LGBT community! The Supreme Court struck down on a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, this morning.


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12-Year-Old Boy Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Sister
By Amaris Castillo | 05/15/2013 - 10:30

What a tragedy. A California 12-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his 8-year-old sister.

According to NBC station KCRA in Sacramento, Leila Fowler was found with multiple knife wounds on April 27 in her family’s Valley Springs home.


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Solar Eclipse
Don't Miss the Solar Eclipse This Weekend!
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 09:45

Parts of the U.S. will get a treat this weekend. On Sunday, May 20, a solar eclipse will blot out part of the sun (up to 94 percent!), causing the sun to appear as a thin ring behind the moon. This will be visible to the western states, appearing to northern California first and then making its way across to the Texas panhandle.


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Obama Rasies 4 Million for Reelection Campaign in California
Obama Raises $4 Million for Reelection Campaign in California
By Jill Pankow | 02/17/2012 - 11:38

President Barack Obama had a full schedule recently as he wined and dined with prominent figures in California to raise support, and money, for his re-election campaign. After two days of fundraising with celebrities and business leaders in Southern California Obama was able to raise $4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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California Signs Second Portion of DREAM Act
California Governor Signs Second Portion of DREAM Act
By Amaris Castillo | 10/11/2011 - 08:43

This past weekend, California governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed the second portion of the state’s DREAM Act or AB 131. This part, which has been described as contentious, allows undocumented students to apply for scholarships financed by the state – as well as aid at state universities, according to The New York Times.


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