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Khalsa Care Named 2019 ‘Non-Profit of the Year’

PACOIMA, Calif. — The California Association of Non-Profits has awarded the Khalsa Care Foundation as the 39th Assembly District’s “2019 Non-Profit of the Year” in recognition of its outstanding record of community support, according to a news release.

Audit Shows California Fails To Adequately Identify, Support Homeless Students

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An audit released by the California State Auditor on Thursday showed that the California Department of Education and local education agencies (LEAs) fail to identify and support students experiencing homelessness.

The audit was requested in March by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), James Ramos (D-Highland), and Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) and found that LEAs do not accurately identify homeless students or provide them with the proper services.

Valley Alarm Celebrates Renovation of Historic Elks Lodge

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. — Valley Alarm, a leading security provider in the Los Angeles region, recently opened its new headquarters here, located in the sprawling San Fernando Valley.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 3 was attended by State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas; San Fernando Mayor Joel Fajardo, San Fernando Chief of Police Anthony Vairo, the office of State Senator Hertzberg, City Council members, the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce, industry icons, and hundreds of friends and colleagues.

Newsom Signs College Aid, Admissions, Accountability Bills

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Friday focused on affordability, transparency and integrity in higher education.

California Attorney General Becerra and Assemblymember Rivas Bill to Prohibit Colleges from Withholding Transcripts as Debt Collection Tactic Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) last week announced AB 1313, their bill to help mitigate the student debt crisis, was signed into law. The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe a debt and ensures students are not hamstrung in pursuing educational and career opportunities by the practices of certain schools and colleges.

Bill to prohibit colleges from withholding transcripts as debt collection tactic signed into law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) on Friday announced AB 1313, their bill to help mitigate the student debt crisis, was signed into law.

The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe a debt and ensures students are not hamstrung in pursuing educational and career opportunities by the practices of certain schools and colleges.

Governor Signs Several Bills, Complete Streets Not Among Them

California Governor Gavin Newsom has given no hint about his plans for S.B. 127, the Complete Streets For All bill authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener. He has three choices: sign it, veto it, or ignore it and let it become law when his deadline to act expires on October 13.

Governor Newsom Signs Bills to Increase Financial Aid, Improve Integrity in College Admissions and Hold For-Profit Colleges Accountable

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law today focused on affordability, transparency and integrity in higher education. The bills expand access to financial aid for students, strengthen integrity in college admissions and enhance oversight of for-profit colleges in California.