State

Rustled: Someone Stole Chik-fil-A’s Mascot Cows

  A California Chick-fil-A franchise is waiting for its cows to come home after thieves absconded with three mascot costumes from a storage shed earlier this week. The shop posted news Tuesday on Facebook of the Sunday night theft from a store in the city of Folsom. The post pleaded with customers to help find(…)

New bill Gives Workers New Protections Against Worksite Raids

Amid escalating reports of the Trump Administration’s indiscriminate raids on immigrants’ homes and heart-wrenching stories of parents being snatched away from their children, Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco) was joined by workers from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California and the California Labor Federation to unveil legislation that represents California’s latest and(…)

Covered California’s Special Enrollment Period Underway

  Covered California’s annual open-enrollment period may be over, but if you are still uninsured, you may be able to get financial assistance to help you purchase health care coverage. And rest assured, Covered California health plans, financial assistance, and rates are locked in for 2017. Between now and Oct. 31, those who are eligible(…)

California Lawmakers Push State to Divest from Companies Building Border Wall

Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) announced legislation requiring the state’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in the construction of the president’s wall along the United States-Mexico border.  The announcement follows the request for proposals for border wall prototypes issued Friday by U.S. Customs and(…)

Covered California Releases Analysis of Changes Proposed in Trumpcare

Covered California released a new comprehensive analysis on Tuesday detailing the financial assistance available through the Affordable Care Act as well as a preliminary analysis of how changes proposed in federal law would affect enrollees. The studies come one day after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that 24 million consumers could lose coverage under(…)

LA Pride Parade Canceled, Replaced with Protest March

  Following a concerted effort by local LGBTQ activists, Los Angeles Pride will take on a decidedly more political atmosphere this year. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure that the people who come to the city, sometimes only once or twice a year, are going to see something familiar [at the pride festival].”(…)

Equality California Announces 2017 Legislative Package

Equality California (EQCA) today announced the initial 10 sponsored bills of its 2017 legislative package. Rick Zbur, EQCA executive director introduced The package saying, “The LGBT community faces significant challenges in Washington and across the country with attempts to roll back LGBT civil rights along with programs that LGBT people depend on, such as the(…)