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America’s immigration system is broken. The President is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
San Jose residents registered at Covered California’s Resource Fair November 15 at Yerba Buena High School.
Covered California – Be sure to get covered – you have until Feb 15th to enroll in California’s new low-cost health insurance plan, like the San Jose residents who registered at Covered California’s Resource Fair on November 15 at Yerba Buena High School. For more information, go to coveredca.com.
These images say it all – our drought is real. Find out what you can do to save water at saveourh2o.org.
"Thank you for helping my daughter see the world," a grateful Mrs. Lopez said after her 3-year-old daughter, Sandra, put on eyeglasses for the first time. Sandra was one of 6,500 children screened last year for vision issues as part of Healthier Kids Foundation's vision-screening program, which uses a digital photo optic scan camera to detect potential vision issues among children. Sandra was identified as having astigmatism and was referred to an optometrist for a full examination and to obtain glasses.
SAN JOSE -- When political pundits discuss the influence of the Latino vote each election cycle, they usually aren't specifically talking about iPhone-generation voters like Jessica Puentes.
But that demographic was front and center this weekend in Silicon Valley, where one national group used Hollywood glitz and political firepower to make sure the next wave of Latino voters use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to make their way to voting booths for decades to come.
AB 2016 provides age-appropriate curriculum for grades K through 12
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to help children protect themselves from sexual predators was signed Monday night by Gov. Jerry Brown.
AB 2016, known as Erin’s Law, authorizes age-appropriate curriculum for grades K through 12 on sexual abuse prevention.
AB 1840 allows new types of digital and photo screening technologies to be used instead of eye charts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to increase student access to vision screening was signed into law Monday night by Gov. Jerry Brown.
AB 1840 allows new types of digital and photo screening technologies to be used instead of eye charts. This bill will not replace a full eye exam by an optometrist, but will screen for early issues with students’ eye sight.
AB 1498 allows judges to directly make restraining order without requiring victim to testify
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to provide justice to victims of sex crimes by expediting the process to obtain protective orders against their assailants was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
AB 1498 allows judges to directly make the restraining order without requiring testimony from victim. The bill would authorize a judge, at their own discretion, to issue a restraining order based on a review of the case files.
AB 1920 makes job training programs such as YouthBuild eligible for grants
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Job training programs such as YouthBuild are eligible for grants under AB 1920 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
“Providing job training for youth – especially youth from resource poor communities – is critical in providing a pathway to success for them, and reducing youth violence,” said Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, D-San Jose, the author of AB 1920. “We need to do as much as we can to create a sound economy – and that’s by preparing the workforce of tomorrow.”
AB 690 adds GoBiz Director to Cal/Mexico Border Relations Council
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill that will open up California trade with Mexico was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
AB 690 seeks to formalize and coordinate the state’s approach to trade and environmental issues with Mexico so that California companies can increase their exports to Mexico.