I’d always wondered if my school was as safe as I thought it was. At 15, I’m still growing up and pretty innocent. I know there are many things wrong with our schools, but there’s one issue that needs to be addressed now. That issue is catcalling and the over-sexualization of young women.
As a formerly incarcerated woman and now a criminal justice reform activist, I was overwhelmed with emotion when I first read about Proposition 57. I immediately thought of my older brother, who at 17 was sentenced as an adult to life in prison
A new survey of Asian American voters in California out this week finds that many do not vote on ballot initiatives because they don’t know enough about them.
After 10 days without food, Victoria Castillo took her first few bites last week. The mother of two had joined a hunger strike launched by inmates that include her husband in Merced and prisons around the nation earlier this month. The meal was not sitting well.
A major showdown is expected to take place in Sacramento today as the Assembly floor session adjourned abruptly last Thursday before hearing one of the most important bills of the day: AB 1066. If passed, AB 1066, authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), would expand overtime pay for thousands of California farmworkers.
Everyone deserves a second chance, especially juveniles.
In 2015 Cal State Long Beach student body president and undocumented immigrant Jose Salazar made headlines when it emerged he would not be paid for the position because of his immigration status.
This profile is part of a series looking at young people in the Central Valley who are making a difference in their communities.
California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year.
eeks before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to announce its decision in United States v. Texas, immigrant rights advocates are working to get accurate information to residents of one of the state’s hardest-to-serve regions: California’s Central Valley.