December 7, 1993 |
Commercial banks in California generally did a poor job last year when it came to making home loans to minority groups, according to a survey scheduled to be released today by a housing advocacy group. The survey, done by the Greenlining Coalition of San Francisco, comes at a time when federal banking regulators are about to toughen the government's anti-redlining law, called the Community Reinvestment Act. A revision is due out as early as this week.
September 25, 1994 |
A nonpartisan children's advocacy group on Saturday urged voters to select political candidates who make the interests of California's children their top priority. Children Now of Los Angeles issued its fifth annual report outlining various critical problems many children face in education, safety, health and economic security. The report will be submitted to the Wilson Administration and the Legislature.
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September 7, 2009 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa drew cheers from environmentalists just over two months ago when he issued a new political promise: eliminating coal from the Department of Water and Power's fuel mix by 2020. Instead of waiting a decade to see if that promise comes true, a Sacramento-based advocacy group decided to stage a publicity campaign thanking the mayor. It bought advertising space on city bus kiosks showing a smiling picture of Villaraigosa and the word "Successful."
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November 2, 2011 |
Advocates filed suit Tuesday against the Los Angeles Unified School District, alleging it has failed to comply with state laws requiring teachers and principals to be evaluated, in part, on student academic progress. The suit, filed by the Barnes & Thornburg law firm in conjunction with the Sacramento-based advocacy group EdVoice, asserts that L.A. Unified must comply immediately with the Stull Act, which established guidelines for assessing teachers and principals after its passage in 1971.
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June 19, 2012 |
You might want to check to see if the surf's up Wednesday. The California Assembly on Monday approved a resolution declaring June 20 International Surfing Day, and the head of the sport's international advocacy group is urging people to take the day off to hit the waves. "You have my permission to skip work," Surfrider Foundation Chief Executive Jim Moriarty announced on Twitter. "I'll even write your sick note. " Moriarty drafted an official-looking form letter that gives you "permission to call in sick on June 20th and go surfing," suggesting to your boss that you "spend the entire day on the beach.
August 17, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - With rare speed, authorities in the violence-plagued coastal state of Veracruz say they have solved the killings of five journalists and news media workers, pinning the slayings on two notorious drug cartels. But press freedom advocates Thursday questioned what they considered a too facile resolution of one of the most alarming strings of journalism attacks in a country where such bloodshed has become all too familiar. "The government of Veracruz is trying to shelve its worst-ever crisis of violence against the press," the advocacy group Article 19 said in a statement.
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September 18, 2011 |
A Southern California lawmaker who helped defeat legislation opposed by Kaiser is benefiting from a business relationship with the nonprofit health group. The proposal, which died in the Legislature earlier this month after a dispute over its provisions, would have required state approval for health insurers including Kaiser to raise their rates. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate Health Committee, owns a corporation that leases an office building to Kaiser Permanente in Baldwin Park.
March 19, 2010 |
Virginia consumer-protection officials have warned the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas that her advocacy group is improperly soliciting contributions in the state. In a letter to Virginia Thomas on Thursday, the state Office of Consumer Affairs directed Liberty Central Inc. to the Virginia law that requires groups to register with the office or request an exemption before seeking donations for a charitable purpose. Liberty Central is a Virginia-based group soliciting contributions online and is not registered or exempt, said Michael Wright, the manager of regulatory programs at the Office of Consumer Affairs, a branch of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
December 22, 1994 |
On a chilly afternoon in Arcadia, a noisy band of first-, second- and third-graders piled into the Holly Avenue School cafeteria and lined up for salad and Indian food. "I like this kind of food; it's similar to what I eat at home," said 8-year-old Abdullah Khwajazada as he dug into a plateful of dahl, a spicy bean dish; palov, a mild curried rice; salad, and a whole wheat tortilla.
March 8, 1994 |
State government, from Gov. Pete Wilson on down, is abdicating its responsibility to California's 9 million children, especially the 2.3 million poor children who increasingly rely on public services, according to an advocacy group. In a comprehensive report issued Monday, the nonprofit Children's Advocacy Institute maintained that when the state suffers an earthquake or other major natural disaster, officials rush to provide billions of dollars in relief. Lacking a similar calamity to galvanize the state's political leadership, children are experiencing a "slow strangulation" of funds for health, welfare and education.