Audit Reveals UC Schools Lowering Admission Standards for Nonresidents

(CBM) – A new state audit revealed The University of California is admitting a higher percentage of under-qualified international students than California residents. The audit released by the State Auditor accuses the public university system of lowering admission standards for nonresidents to make up for funding cuts. “Over the past several years, the university has undermined […]

State’s Minimum Wage Increased to $15. Only 5% of Black Workers Will Benefit

(CBM) – The Golden State is the first state in the nation to approve a statewide minimum wage as high as $15 — but not without sparking rigorous discussion. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 on Monday, four days after the measure passed the State Assembly and State Senate. The new law will gradually raise […]

Critics aside, Perry reaches new heights with OWN, more hits

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tyler Perry began creating shows for the then-struggling OWN Network four years ago, he’d send the scripts he’d written to Oprah Winfrey for approval — and she’d wince. “I would say, ‘I think that’s too much! It’s over the top! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening!’” Winfrey […]

Golden State Warriors Bounce Back At Home, Down Trail Blazers 136-111

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors rebounded from the Boston Celtics loss and restarted their home-court winning streak by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 136-111 on April 3 in front of a 19,596 sellout crowd. Stephen Curry had 39 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Draymond Green added 22 points, 10 rebounds, and […]

California lawmakers OK $15/hour minimum wage

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor. The legislation now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who […]

The Water War & The Cost to African-American Communities

(CBM) – The drought has taken a toll on many communities, including disadvantaged communities, and the pain may just be starting. Recent reports in the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune indicate new water rate hikes across the state. While every Californian has felt the effects of the five-year-old drought in their everyday […]

California’s $15/hour wage could help workers, cost jobs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A political deal to raise California’s minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state’s crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted what would be a landmark agreement. California’s […]

Deal reached to take California minimum wage to $15 an hour

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far. “This is not a done deal,” Sen. Mark Leno, […]

Cold Shooting Dooms Elk Grove, While Chino Hills BALL Out Sleep Train Arena To Win State Title

NORTH NATOMAS — De La Salle played the slow-down game with Chino Hills in the first half of the CIF Boys’ Open Division state championships on March 26. The strategy didn’t work in the second half. On the shoulders of three high-scoring brothers, Chino Hills kept its undefeated season in intact and claimed the Open […]

Trump: Echoes of George Wallace?

ATLANTA (AP) — One presidential candidate pledged to “Stand up for America.” Two generations later, another promises to “Make America Great Again.” Their common denominator: convincing certain Americans that their version of the United States is under threat. Donald Trump, leader for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has never said he’s following the playbook of […]