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Food as Medicine Initiative Launches at State Capitol


New bill would shift restitution from juveniles to State

If approved, payments would be made by state's Victim Compensation Board

Betty Márquez Rosales, EdSource


Xochtil Larios entered adulthood with a $3,500 restitution debt to her name after years in the foster and juvenile justice systems. She was determined to move forward, but the restitution debt from a crime she was charged with as a teenager felt insurmountable.

The debt impacted her “mentally, physically, financially, spiritually, and I couldn’t sleep at night,” said Larios. “I can’t worry about who I’m becoming because I still have to fix my past.”

Student Loan Interest, Repayment Begin this Fall

Assemblymember Mia Bonta explains what you need to know

Alameda Post

"Back in March 2020, each of us faced unprecedented circumstances, but most critical was the disruption of our education,” Assemblymember Mia Bonta wrote in a newsletter to constituents this past week.

How attack on Pelosi, violent threats to Bay Area lawmakers inspired an unusual bill

Assembly Bill 37 would allow Calif. lawmakers to start using unlimited campaign funds to hire bodyguards or install security systems.

Alec Regimbal, SF Gate

On April 21 of last year, a convoy of roughly 20 truckers gathered outside the Oakland home of state Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, with the express purpose of intimidating the Democratic lawmaker. They crowded the streets in front of her house, honking and demanding through bullhorns that Wicks, who was home at the time, come outside. After police arrived, the convoy departed.


Ekene Ikeme, Alameda Sun


On Thursday, July 27, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1706, which will pave the way for construction to commence on the planned Encinal Terminals Project.