California could soon get a deeper understanding of how students at different stages of learning English are doing in school.
PACOIMA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Assemblywoman Luz Rivas announced Thursday that $7.5 million has been secured for the city of San Fernando to construct a pedestrian bridge at the Pacoima Wash to connect existing pathways.
The bridge will be built in honor of Elias Rodriguez, a 14-year-old boy who drowned in 2017 while using the wash as a means to travel from school to home during a rainstorm.
With communities around the country suffering from extreme temperatures, just months after some of those same locations saw unbearable cold snaps, some state leaders are taking the initiative with proposals to help people navigate the consequences of climate change.
From higher electricity bills to worsened health, more than half of Americans have felt the impacts of extreme heat, according to a new survey released by NPR, Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That percentage is even higher in California, where heat was the top climate impact, reported by 71% of those surveyed.
California Democrats introduced a bill last week that seeks to eliminate the term “alien” from state laws, an immigration classification used to describe undocumented immigrants and foreign-born individuals.
“It’s an offensive term,” said Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, D-Arleta, an author of the Assembly Bill 1096. “Words matter and they are very powerful.”
A bill that aims to ensure no child in need goes without a school lunch has been introduced by California lawmakers.
Several state lawmakers, as well as officials with the American Diabetes Association, held a virtual new conference Thursday to unveil the proposed legislation.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Politicians introduced the public to a bill Thursday that, if passed, would ensure no child in need goes without a school lunch.
In San Diego alone, 251,894 students are enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program, according to the San Diego County Office of Education. Those families make around $34,000-$48,000 a year, according to Assemblywoman Luz Rivas from Los Angeles.
PACOIMA >> Janet Marinaccio watched as the stream of people wrapped around the block. Alongside, the line of cars stretched for more than 2 miles. Why the clamor? At the end of the lines sat 500 boxes of free food from the nonprofit she leads.
A new bill would require California students to learn about climate change as early as first grade and would make the subject a high school graduation requirement.
Assembly Bill 1922, introduced today by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood), would mandate that students learn “the causes and effects” of climate change starting in 2025.