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San Jose won't give up on immigration reform

Protestors called on Congress and the Obama administration to stop deportations and enact comprehensive immigration reform, making it clear that they weren't going to stand idly by while the Republicans in the House leadership block a badly needed new immigration law.

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Calif. governor signs immigrant rights bills

"While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in announcing the signings. "I'm not waiting."

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West Hollywood becomes first U.S. city to ban sale of fur

For the first time in this country's history, the Californian city of West Hollywood has banned the sale of fur, in keeping with its tradition of upholding the values of animals and their wellbeing.

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Covered California rolls out education campaign for October enrollment

Covered California will not be available to undocumented residents (leaving an estimated three million residents without coverage) or to people who are now incarcerated.

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End of prisoners' hunger strike marks new phase in struggle

In a dramatic announcement Sept. 5, leaders of the nine-week-long hunger strike by California prison inmates said they are suspending their strike.

 

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Calif. prison hunger strike nears two-month mark

The strikers' core demands include ending long-term solitary confinement and group punishment, and offering SHU inmates more constructive programs and activities.

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California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.

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Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.

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A year after Chevron explosion, the grassroots mobilizes

A protest grew to 3,000 once it reached the gates of the Chevron refinery, and 209 were subsequently arrested in a sit-down act of non-violent civil disobedience.

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California inmates go on hunger strike (audio)

Inmates in California are risking their lives against a form of punishment many say is worse than death.

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