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California Sues Trump to Ensure Undocumented Immigrants are Counted in Congressional Apportionment
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California Sues Trump to Ensure Undocumented Immigrants are Counted in Congressional Apportionment

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — joined by the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland, as well as the Los Angeles Unified School District — filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration over attempts to keep undocumented immigrants from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn following the 2020 Census. A…

Pasadena Unified Will Reopen in August Using Hybrid Model
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Pasadena Unified Will Reopen in August Using Hybrid Model

Although the situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly change, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) still plans to reopen on Aug. 17 using a hybrid model that blends in-person and distance learning.  In a message to PUSD families, Superintendent Brian McDonald wrote: “While we would rather open schools in person, we are planning to reopen…

Governor Newsom Declares Budget Emergency to Help California’s Response to COVID-19
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Governor Newsom Declares Budget Emergency to Help California’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a budget emergency on Thursday to make additional resources available to fund the state’s ongoing emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the availability of funding for personal protective equipment, medical equipment and other expenditures as necessary to support a potential hospital surge and provide necessary services to vulnerable populations. The proclamation clears…

State Superintendent Releases Guidance for Schools Reopening
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State Superintendent Releases Guidance for Schools Reopening

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released a new manual from the California Department of Education (CDE) titled “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools” on Monday. The how-to guide makes recommendations for schools to consider as they reopen but it is neither a “one-size-fits-all” document nor a mandate….

Pasadena PD Suspends Use of Carotid Restraint
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Pasadena PD Suspends Use of Carotid Restraint

On Sunday, the Pasadena Police Department suspended the use of the carotid restraint control hold — a type of chokehold used by police that cuts off blood flow through the carotid arteries to the brain — until further notice. The announcement came after Governor Newsom expressed concerns about the chokehold during a press conference Friday….

Pasadena Chamber Unveils App and Website to Support Local Businesses
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Pasadena Chamber Unveils App and Website to Support Local Businesses

On Monday, a free mobile application for restaurants was unveiled to the Pasadena community. “Pasadena Be Local Strong”lists Pasadena area restaurants that are open for business. There are no charges to restaurants to be listed and no cost to for users to download the app. The application is a collaboration between Small World Communication and the…

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