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  • Overtime for farm workers: Can we finally get it right?

    August 4, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    It is not often that one gets a “do-over” in life. Even rarer is the opportunity to get a do-over in a situation which not only impacts you, but also thousands of people—and also undoes one part of the legacy of Jim Crow racism. And yet, that very opportunity presents itself.


  • California Assembly calls on U.C. schools to condemn anti-Semitism

    July 14, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    The California State Assembly unanimously approved a resolution calling on University of California campuses to condemn all forms of anti-Semitism.

    The bipartisan resolution, sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Stone, a Republican, passed the Assembly on Monday. The...

  • Richard Bloom sworn in

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 6, 2012 | 11:48 am

    After weeks that saw Richard Bloom’s lead in the race for the Westside’s new 50th Assembly District both grow and shrink, the former Santa Monica mayor was sworn in as a member of the California State Assembly on Dec. 3.

    His lead over his opponent, Democratic incumbent...

  • Calif. Assembly approves anti-Semitism resolution for colleges

    August 29, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The California State Assembly approved a resolution calling on colleges and universities in the state to combat anti-Semitism.

    The symbolic resolution was approved Tuesday with no debate, according to The Associated Press. It also calls on the schools to quash campus demonstrations...

  • Calif. Assembly bill targeting insurance industry ties with Iran advances

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:14 am

    A bill in the California State Assembly that would dissuade insurance companies based in the state from making indirect investments in Iran has been approved by committee, a key step on the way to becoming law.

    The bill, jointly authored by Assembly members Bob Blumenfield (D-San...

  • Bill outlawing circumcision bans passes state legislature

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 6, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    California’s assembly approved a bill on Sept. 6 that prohibits cities and counties from enacting bans on male circumcision.

    The measure, known as AB 768, was written in response to the effort to ban the practice for males under 18 in San Francisco.

    Circumcision is a sacred...

  • Updated: Pico-Robertson and Valley Village Each Face Splitting in California Redistricting

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 20, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    New Congressional and State Assembly district maps released this week by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission show that the panel is considering lines that divide two neighborhoods that are home to many of Los Angeles’ Orthodox Jewish residents.

    In a working draft...