Category: Politics

OPINION: Palestine needs our support

By Julio Rodriguez Sixty-six children are dead over the continued fighting between Israel and Hamas.  While in the last few days, the two sides have come to agree on a cease fire, this conflict is one that unfortunately won’t end there. Through the last few decades, the two sides have fought over each other’s right

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Legislation intends to hold cops accountable

By Isabel Whitsett Families and activists impacted by police brutality throughout California support a bill that intends to revoke officers who have a history of misconduct of their badges. The Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act looks to increase accountability for law enforcement officers who commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

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OPINION: State officials must address rampant child sex trafficking

By Paul Quick Homelessness, political recalls, smog and traffic: These issues are well known to any Californian. A lesser-known and more insidious problem may have escaped the attention of many Angelenos: California has a huge sex trafficking problem. All the more concerning is that California is a major hub for the trafficking of adolescents. According

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Ward 2 candidates address residents’ questions in virtual forum

By Jennipher Vasquez Riverside’s Ward 2 City Council candidates were cross examined by potential constituents during a live forum.  The League of Women Voters hosted the virtual platform April 27, allowing five of the hopefuls an opportunity to respond to residents’ direct questions. Candidate Clarissa Cervantes, former union organizer and legislative representative for Councilman Andy

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Community protests as Pomona Fairplex prepares to hold migrant children

By Arsal Asif The streets of Pomona shook with the rattling of cages meant to symbolize the structures holding migrant children at the border. An initial crowd of about 80 grew to over 100 as Pomona residents exited their homes to join the march down Main Street on April 24. “No more kids in cages,”

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California Big City Mayors ask state for largest homelessness solutions investment in US history

By Erik Galicia A coalition of mayors of California’s 13 largest cities are asking the state’s leadership to commit $20 billion over the next five years to address homelessness. If approved in the state budget, it would be the largest monetary commitment to tackling homelessness in the country’s history. The group, Big City Mayors, urged

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EDITORIAL: The blue wall has fallen and should stay down

By Viewpoints Editorial Board In a rare instance of accountability, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder after he kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds. But there are countless cases of police violence across America that have remained stuck in some stage of litigation

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OPINION: Immigrants, refugees deserve kindness

By Julio Rodriguez What kind of parent would send their child away to another country? The answer is not the easy one that people want to believe. These are not bad parents. They are desperate parents driven to an extreme that some misconstrue as cruel and dangerous. However, oversimplifying their reasoning negates all of the

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OPINION: Voter suppression rampant, country needs to take action now

By Paul Quick The Republican Party is mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore. What is the “it,” you ask? The “it” is losing statewide and national elections due to minority voting in historically Republican states. It appears that the last straw was the highly publicized loss of two senate

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