Arsenic and poverty run high in the Central Valley.
Teacher Laura Palacios reflects on the strike during Friday’s Grand Park rally.
Laura Palacios and other teachers take a break from the rain to have lunch, then return to the picket line.
The rain and the strike drag on for teacher Laura Palacios, who balances family duties with picket line vigils.
Los Angeles teacher Laura Palacios confronts the second day of a citywide strike with coffee, doughnuts and a sore throat.
Laura Palacios is a Los Angeles public school teacher married to another teacher. Today the mother of two joined 33,000 other union members in the first L.A. teachers walkout since 1989. This week Capital & Main will follow Palacios during the strike.
This month U.S. Border Patrol agents met 200 peaceful, interfaith demonstrators with military-style M4 rifles and tear gas launchers.
U.S. soldiers are not the only ones heading to the border in advance of the migrant caravan. Armed civilian militias have joined a call to deploy their members.
California continues to lead the nation with the largest concentration of hate groups. A recent Anti-Defamation League report claims the state experienced 268 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15 million American households experienced food insecurity at some point in 2017.
A recently signed bill was supposed to end the tyranny of money bail over low-income people in California’s jails. But critics say it is an example of good intentions becoming bad law.
According to its critics, what the Los Angeles Police Department advertised as a community engagement tool turned out to be a surveillance program of local Muslims.
Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.
Recent reports on the use of force by California law enforcement officers reveal a rise in the number of deadly civilian encounters with police.
California allocated $176 million to test and clean 2,500 lead-threatened properties surrounding the closed Exide battery plant near downtown Los Angeles. To date only 335 parcels have been cleaned.
This week the high court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mostly Muslim countries.
Scenes from a chaotic week in the Trump administration’s border crackdown.
US immigration agents double number of workplace raids.
ICE announced that it has doubled the number of workplace raids.
ICE says it conducted 3,410 workplace raids in the past 6 months, up from 1,716 raids the same time a year ago.
The raids have created a crisis for families for families due to lost income.
“All of a sudden, everything is gone and you don’t know what’s going to happen.” – Yahel Salazar, whose husband was arrested by ICE after a slaughterhouse raid.
Agreement Between Refugee Agency and ICE Raises Concerns.
Potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children will now have their fingerprints and immigration status inspected by ICE.
The requirement comes from an April 13th agreement signed between ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The agencies claim that the information is used to provide for the safety of the children.
Education Secretary Betsy Devos said this week that schools can call ICE on students.