Stories for July 24, 2012
California workers have joined other workers in cities across the country in calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
New figures show mass layoffs last year in California were the lowest in four years.
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to streamline the development of large-scale solar projects on public lands by approving 17 vast tracts across the West it says has the highest power-generating potential and the fewest environmental impacts. Two of the sites are in California: one in eastern Riverside County and the other in eastern Imperial County.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the San Diego City Council are expected to affirm their allegiance to open government today in response to the state suspending of some requirements of the Brown Act as a means of cutting costs.
Two months ago, California Western School of Law started the Access to Law Initiative, which places a small group of new graduates in a downtown office. The attorneys offer legal services to the poor and middle class pro bono or on a sliding scale and are mentored by professors and practicing attorneys.
Iraq War veteran Jim Stanek claims United Airlines employees mistreated him and his service dog during a layover at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. Stanek is the co-founder of Paws and Stripes, a non-profit organization that helps match veterans who have PTSD and/or TBI with service dogs.