California, Golden State: Poorest of All

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Keith Griffith: It has the Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Napa Valley wineries. It has something else, according to the Census Bureau. It’s the poorest state in the world’s largest economy.

English Learners Legal Rights

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Nicole Ochi and Jessica Price: California law requires school districts to send parents of English learners a notice at the beginning of each school year that would indicate that their child is an English learner.

Can You Be Arrested in California for Refusing to Provide ID?

Refusing to Provide ID

Hector Villagra: We think it’s clear that because California has no stop identify and statute — and, therefore, in the words of the Supreme Court, has not created a legal obligation requiring a suspect to answer questions — you cannot be arrested for failing to provide identification when detained by a police officer.

The Picture of Dorian Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger Gets Framed

Steve Mikulan: In his policy initiatives it was clear Schwarzenegger’s elbow always rested heavily on the scales in favor of corporations and wealthy individuals. There was also a streak of mean-spiritedness.

How GOP Wants to Divide and Conquer California

Dividing California

Larry Wines: By carving-up California along the lines devised by the proposal’s chief advocate, a tech billionaire entrepreneur named Tim Draper, four of the six Californicated states would have Republican majorities.

California Budget Removes Food Stamps Ban for People with Drug Felonies

Food Stamps Ban

Lynne Lyman: If approved by the governor, as expected, California will allow people with drug felonies on their record to be eligible for food stamps for the first time since 1996.

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