CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 |
California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report released Wednesday. The report, Working Hard, Left Behind , found that the state has the largest number of adults without a high school diploma or equivalent and ranks last among states in the percentage of low-income working families in which neither parent has a college education.
September 3, 1994
* Games lost: 15. * Total games lost: 284. * Games remaining: 385. * Total income lost by players: $97.2 million. * Estimated revenue lost by owners: $187 million. * Key development: None and no negotiating session is scheduled. * In quotes: "Baseball had been the emblem of the national pastime, the emblem of kids, the symbol of summer. It is now unfortunately becoming a symbol of national greed." --Robert Reich Labor Secretary
May 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An influential network of some of the country's wealthiest liberal political donors is steering resources to an advocacy group backing President Obama's agenda and to organizations working to pass immigration reform, providing a surge of money that could boost the president's legislative goals. Democracy Alliance, an invitation-only group that makes funding recommendations to its members, selected the pro-Obama Organizing for Action and immigration reform groups such as the National Immigration Forum as some of its top 2013 priorities at its spring conference in Laguna Beach last week, according to leaders of the organization.
August 7, 1994 |
Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who has offered to help resolve baseball's labor dispute, will attend a Boston Red Sox doubleheader today "to see what the hometown fans have to say about all this," a spokesman said. Reich, a former Yale professor and longtime Red Sox fan, plans to meet with union representatives from both teams.