Occasionally when a measure is being strongly pushed by a house leader and is stuck in a committee, the leader will yank the bill’s opponents off the committee and replace them with supporters. But that’s very rare. Even more rare is going around the committee chairman and pulling the bill from his panel. … [Read more...] about State Senate head saved California’s most important housing bill, showing what leadership is made of
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Trump’s lurid claims and perceptions, his critics say, paint a broader and more insidiously false picture, not just of immigrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries, but also of U.S.-born Latinos who now find themselves under scrutiny because of the color of their skin or for speaking Spanish. Although the majority of U.S. Latinos are now native-born, Trump’s rhetoric tends to conflate the native- and foreign-born. … [Read more...] about Trump’s policies, as well as anti-immigrant violence, disturbed these Latinos. Now they’re taking action
Surely the Australian fires have been tragic to watch with loss of life and untold destruction of homes, communities, and wildlife. But less sensational a story than the reductionist “big oil companies heat planet” is the actions of over 180 individuals, some arsonists, some disobeying fire ban rules. Greta didn’t mention that. … [Read more...] about TURNER: Why Isn’t Greta Sailing To China To Whine At President Xi?
Foster parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis. Children come into care almost every single day in the Greater Lowell area. Hear from a foster parent and social worker about how you can make a significant, positive influence in their lives. The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable. Sponsored by Massachusetts DCF and the Friends of the Library. Register HERE. … [Read more...] about AT YOUR LIBRARY: Get Inspired on Jan. 28, 29 & 30
lauren woods, “American Monument,” at the Beall Center for Art + Technology. In this timely exhibition, the artist explores the ways in which African Americans have lost their lives due to police violence. Painstakingly compiled through government records requests, the central work is a sound installation in which viewers can employ the installed turntables to play audio from police killings. The audio is broadcast within the gallery space and to other exterior locations too. The installation generated headlines last year after the director of the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach, where it was supposed to be shown, was fired — and woods silenced the work. Now “American Monument” is on view at UCI, where it can be heard in full. Through Feb. 8. UC Irvine, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, beallcenter.uci.edu. … [Read more...] about Datebook: An artist creates a painted spell for migrant children