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...Since then many states have passed legislation banning illegal migrants from receiving public benefits, including health care. Nebraska passed a similar bill, while Indiana will make it mandatory for hospitals to declare how much they spent on treating illegal immigrants. A 2004 study in California by the Federation for American Immigration Reform placed the cost at $1.4 billion a year. (Hernandez)
Once again the present looks for the middle ground on this issue that isn’t there. In addition the president continues to rally support for his programs that have had no... (more)
With the state of California budget gap totaling a staggering $24 billion, Governor Schwarzenegger and other state officials face some hard decisions in order to close this gap. As lawmakers and bean counters work throughout the summer; one truth is clear, no state funded program is safe from any type of reduction or cancellation altogether.
As California continues to have a greater need for funds than they are taking in, the finance committee members are forced to play the "Rob from Peter to pay Paul" game. Among the major programs on the chopping block is the Healthy Families Insurance... (more)
...by cultural presentations: spiritual drumming from the S.H.I.N.E. Mawusi women’s drum alliance and members of the ADAAWE women’s percussion group (http://adaawemusic.com/); Get Lit Players - teenage wizards with poetry from the sonnets of Shakespeare to hip-hop - who tour Southern California school assemblies, also competing nationally in contests and a drum circle will conclude the event. (One or two additional special music guests TBA.)
The speakers on the first 20-minute panel will focus on The Resistance, then and now. Guests include: Joe Maizlish from The... (more)
Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Festival 2009
Inglewood-The City of Inglewood held its annual Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival 2009 on October 3rd. Festival organizers were blessed with a beautiful Southern California day-warm with a nice breeze. Thousands of local residents and visitors enjoyed a fun filled day of entertainment geared for individuals, families and children of all ages. The festival was held along historic downtown Market Street from Florence Avenue to Manchester Boulevard from noon until 6PM.
Festival attendees enjoyed mouthwatering food,... (more)
... Civil liberties of your Citizens? Would you pass legislation via the American Agriculture Association to legally implant RFID chips into the biceps of your own citizens so you could track their location and every move like cattle? Would you go against the Constitution, re-write it by hiring a California Professor who specializes in re-writing Constitutional law without the consent of the public? If you were the enemy, would you privatize a section of your military force? Pass legislation like Directive 51, which makes the President a Dictator in event of a national emergency? Would you... (more)
... has got her money in advance -- most books don't earn the writer much more than the original advance against his 10% royalty -- the bookseller gets his money back, and in most cases there you are with a warehouse full of books bound for remainder tables and landfills. Ecologically speaking, a California wildfire would probably have been less destructive. At least a wildfire contributes to the future health of the forest.
As ugly as this picture is, it doesn't get any better when you look at it from the writer's perspective. To begin with, only a tiny few of us writers are ever... (more)
The works of art she creates convey the beauty, expression, chronicles, delight, poignant moments, and richness of African American lifeand other aspects of life from many perspectives.
In her 9 to 5 life she works at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.
This however is a mere side gig to her true passion - Drawing.
Music was provided for the event by Trio from the World Stage Jazz Ensemble Workshop -
Nathan Martin - Saxophone
Velva Davis - Bass... (more)
...This song was the perfect tune to help me get in the right frame of mind for what to expect for the 30th Annual Long Beach Blues Festival, September 5 & 6, 2009.
The Long Beach Blues Festival was produced by Bill Silva Presents and Rum & Humble, Executive producers were the California State University Long Beach Foundation and Global Jazz, Inc.
For three decades different hues of the blues were showcased for blues fans that united from all over California and surrounding states on Labor Day weekend in the City of Long Beach.
The festival got under way on... (more)
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Supporting Our Event
Sponsors are an important part in making this event happen each year. This year we give thanks to Buick Lacrosse, Albertson, Bud Light, Red Bull, Y Water, O.N.E. Drinks, The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, The Lobster, Bossa Nova, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, US Bank, LU Cookies/Bisquits, Botham Plumbing & Heating, Whole Foods Santa Monica, Gardens of Santa Monica, Georgian Hotel, ... (more)
...heard by now that Green Jobs Czar Van Jones has given the Obama Administration another black eye (sorry for the pun). Approximately two months before his nomination to an advisory position within the Obama Administration, Van Jones was addressing a group of students at the University of California - Berkley when a student asked him why it was that Republicans could get things done in the Senate without the 60 vote majority and Democrats couldn't. Jones' response was simply that it was because Republicans "were assholes."Of course, once word of this particular insult to Republicans got... (more)