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Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups is a volunteer-run nonprofit that offers parents and their children the opportunity to join playgroups organized by age and neighborhood. In addition, the group offers parental education, online forums and events.

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California Sues ‘Crisis’ Pregnancy Centers That Promise ‘Abortion Pill Reversal’


Several anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers are advertising abortion pill reversal. California Attorney General Rob Bonta calls the claims false advertising that mislead vulnerable patients.

California Ballot Initiative Will Seek to Restrict Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth


A small group of activists want California voters to decide whether transgender minors should be allowed to receive puberty blockers, hormone therapy or gender-affirming surgeries.

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Image caption: Fast food workers celebrate as Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill raising their minimum hourly pay to $20.
New CA Fast Food Minimum Wage Set at $20 Under New Law

More than half a million fast food workers, mostly minorities and women, will earn higher minimum wage because Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a fast food bill Thursday. But some say that’s not a living wage.

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County Revives Grant Program to Build Playgrounds for Kids and Adults with Disabilities

Up to $2 million will be available for projects in each of the five supervisor districts, providing matching grants to cities, school districts and nonprofits to build all-inclusive playgrounds.

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Raging Waters Announces Permanent Closure of San Jose Water Park

City officials are reportedly scouting for a new operator of the park, located on 23 acres on South White Road in East San Jose.

Image caption: A victory by McDonald's workers at a Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, location was a rarity among retaliation cases.
Workers Suffering Increased Retaliation for On-Job Complaints

More workers are filing claims with the state alleging employers are retaliating against them for engaging in legally protected activities, such as seeking overtime pay or reporting wage theft or discrimination.

Image caption: Protests have erupted statewide in response to right-wing activists in California school districts who are trying to put anti-LGBTQ+ policies in place.
State Moves to Stop Anti-LGBTQ+ Local School Board Policies

Under a system that has long prioritized local control for school districts. state officials now are fighting some recent board decisions regarding LGBTQ students.

Image caption: Data shows that homelessness immediately decreased once renter protections were put in place.
Here's How California Policy Makes Homelessness Worse

Renter protections and eviction bans put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic have expired. By keeping them in place, California could slow the spread of homelessness. But that's not happening.

Image caption: School board meetings about educating children have deteriorated into battles over hot-button culture war issues in some districts.
State Moves to Stop Culture Wars Upending California School Boards

California grants school boards much local control, but recent events have pushed the state to take steps to stop local school board meetings from turning into potentially dangerous culture war battlegrounds.

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Local mother on a mission to prevent child drownings

After Morgan Hill resident Kristina Andrews lost her daughter, Kourtney, to a drowning accident about six years ago, the local mother knew she wanted to do something to help prevent other families from suffering similar tragedies. The desire to make …

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EXCLUSIVE: Assemblymember announces $1 million for LGS Recreation

Many of the 30 or so people who filed into the linoleum-floored community center, Tuesday, had no idea what was about to be announced, but with the balloons and the heightened sense of anticipation you could tell it would be …

Image caption: In 2001, Barbie faced her first real competition when MGA’s Bratz hit the market.
Ten Trendsetting Toys

Barbie is the most famous California-born toy. But there are other iconic playthings that were created or brought to market here.

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Youth Commission Meeting
Monday October 9 2023   6:00 PM

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Wednesday October 11 2023   6:00 PM

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Thursday October 12 2023   7:30 PM

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