Archive for September 2016

Israeli-American Coalition for Action Lauds Governor for Signing Historic Anti-BDS Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Yesterday evening, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to ensure that the state and its range of public agencies will not contract with businesses engaging in discriminatory boycotts against minority groups, including ones that undermine California’s relationship with Israel. “We applaud Governor Brown for signing this groundbreaking legislation,” said Shawn Evenhaim, Chairman…

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Kerry Washington came to work!

Kerry Washington

The pregnant Scandal star arrived at the Emmy Awards with her bump in full bloom and hair for days. Washington is a nominee tonight for her role as Anita Hill in HBO’sConfirmation, but according to many on Twitter, she already won for Best Dressed. 02:09 02:09 In a custom black Brandon Maxwell dress that shows…

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Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Restrictive laws in numerous states make it nearly impossible for felons to have their rights restored even years after completing their prison sentences. By Frank Kineavy Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). REUTERS Nearly six million people will be barred from voting in elections this November due to having felony convictions on their records. Heavyweights in…

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Federal Courts Blunt Voter Suppression Efforts in Five States

Rev. Dr. William J

In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder. The…

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Team Rubicon Launches Operation Mother Road in San Bernardino

San Bernardino, Calif. (September 16, 2016) – Veteran-led global disaster response organization Team Rubicon is coordinating with local and county authorities, to join the wildfire recovery efforts following the Blue Cut Fire that consumed over 36,274 acres and destroyed 321 structures on August 16, 2016. We will focus on supporting residents in San Bernardino. On…

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Push the Broom, Cut the Water

Push the Broom

Water is essential to our everyday lives so it’s important to conserve our water supplies. Cutting water use outside is really important. If each of us changed our water-use habits even a little, we could save billions of gallons of water. Here’s a few ways you can help: · Use a broom instead of a…

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Motorcyclist dies after accident in Hesperia

HESPERIA — A motorcyclist was pronounced dead at a local hospital after succumbing to his injuries suffered in a traffic accident that occurred Friday night, officials said. Just before 7:30 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle…

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Board Approves Funding to Repair Popular Senior Center in Fontana

SAN BERNARDINO—September 13, 2016—The George White Senior Center in Fontana will undergo a number of repairs thanks to funding approved by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. “The George White Senior Center is a very popular location for Fontana seniors because of the services, amenities great lunches it provides, and these repairs will help…

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