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The People’s Throb

By Gary L. Harbour Donald Trump lost California’s vote by about half. After being in office for eight months, how do you think Californians view our new president’s progress? Joey Jonaitis, 50 Port Hueneme, CA “Thinking Californians have fear, some justified, some not justified. Has hate and anger been around before Trump? I think yes. I didn’t vote for him, but surely think he can’t be at the crux of all t ...

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Worth Repeating – The Mind Matters

By Patricia Lynn Belkowitz, C.Ht., EFT-CC The waning days of summer have been full of adventure and exploration. I’ve been traveling. In fact, I’ve been exploring so much I haven’t had the opportunity to reflect on where I’ve been or to take care of the business of writing about it. Sometimes it’s okay to put things on hold until you can give them the attention they deserve. It’s okay to explore other ways ...

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LAPD Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man Justified, Says Panel

By Michael Balsamo LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police officers acted within department policy when they fatally shot an 18-year-old man last year, whose death sparked a series of protests across the city, the police department’s civilian oversight panel ruled. The determination from the Los Angeles Police Commission found the officers involved in the October 2016 shooting death of Carnell Snell Jr. were justi ...

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Treasurer John Chiang Releases Statement on Wells Fargo Board of Directors Changes

SACRAMENTO –  “I am encouraged by these latest steps taken by Wells Fargo and hope they will prove helpful in beginning to put the wheels back on the bank’s trademark stagecoach.” “For months I have been calling for a total reboot of this California-based bank with its storied history reaching back to the Gold Rush. Today, at last, we may be seeing that occurring. In April, I called for the ouster of seven ...

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St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Holds Pastor & Wife’s Appreciation Service Honoring 10 Years of Service

By Crittenden Ward Santa Barbara, CA -- On Sunday, August 13, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Clark and First Lady Le’Shune Clark, recognized 10 years of faithful and dedicated service they rendered to their church and the greater Santa Barbara community. The keynote speaker for the afternoon was Rev. J. Louis Watkins, pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Santa Barbara. He was accom ...

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Civil Rights Groups Strategize as Police Accountability Bill is Gutted to Research

By Manny Otiko | California Black Media Civil rights groups took to a conference call to strategize on how to breathe life into AB 284, a law that would have forced all police shootings to be investigated by independent prosecutors assigned by the California Attorney General’s office.AB 284 was introduced by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) earlier this year. But sources on the call suggested tha ...

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Ventura College to receive Toyota Technician Education Network (T-TEN) Re-Certification Award

Two-day assessment slated, July 18-19 (Ventura, CA) – The Ventura College Automotive Technology program will receive the Toyota Technician Education Network (T-TEN) Recertification Award Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to mark the conclusion of a two-day curriculum and operational assessment scheduled at the Ventura College Automotive Building (WAM), located on the college campus in Ventura, CA.  The Automotive T ...

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Assemblymember Irwin names Many Mansions as the Assembly District 44 Nonprofit of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Many Mansions as her 2017 Nonprofit of the Year. Every year members of the California State Assembly are asked to name an outstanding nonprofit to recognize during a ceremony on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Many Mansions has been at the forefront of advocating on behalf of affordable housing issues in Ventura County since the 1 ...

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Limón, State Legislature Declare California Nonprofits Day

Sacramento – Nonprofits are a critical part of our communities and so Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, which declares June 28, 2017 as California Nonprofits Day.  “Nonprofit organizations generate $2.6-bilion in economic activity every year,” Assemblymember Limón said as she presented ACR 54 to the State Assembly. “They employ more than a million peo ...

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