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Second bus of migrants arrives in LA from Texas

A group of 41 migrants, including 11 children, arrived at St. Anthony’s Croatian Church Saturday afternoon after a 30-hour bus ride from Brownsville, Texas.

“We were organized, received them, right now some of them reuniting with family as they begin their new journey and their new life here in the United States,” said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.

Officials push for Superfund designation for former Vernon battery recycling plant

VERNON, Calif. - Several elected officials gathered in Vernon Friday to push the Environmental Protection Agency to declare the former Exide battery-recycling plant a federal Superfind site. The designation would allow for federal funding to help clean up for at the plant that authorities said has leaked toxic and hazardous chemicals into thousands of properties in the area.

Officials push for Superfund designation for former Vernon battery recycling plant

VERNON, Calif. - Several elected officials gathered in Vernon Friday to push the Environmental Protection Agency to declare the former Exide battery-recycling plant a federal Superfind site. The designation would allow for federal funding to help clean up for at the plant that authorities said has leaked toxic and hazardous chemicals into thousands of properties in the area.

Remaining CA LGBTQ bills survive 1st chamber votes

Another six bills related to LGBTQ issues or health concerns are moving on this legislative session in the California Legislature. Lawmakers in the bills' houses of origin adopted them by their June 3 deadline to do so this year.

All 20 pieces of legislation the Bay Area Reporter is tracking this year are moving forward. Many build on LGBTQ laws previously enacted by state lawmakers that focused on issues impacting public schools and foster youth, with several others related to ending the HIV pandemic.

Governor Newsom Releases Balanced Revised Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today released his May Revision proposal, a balanced budget plan that maintains critical investments to address our biggest challenges while preparing for continued economic uncertainty due to global economic issues.

The Governor’s budget closes a projected $32 billion budget shortfall while protecting key investments in the issues that matter most to Californians, including education, health care, housing and homelessness, public safety, and climate action.

As emergency aid flows to flooded-out Californians, will thousands be left out?

It was late Friday morning when muddy, brown water started rushing onto Michelle Hackett’s Salinas Valley farms.

On one side of her family’s Riverview Farms cannabis business, a county-mandated retention pond overflowed. Next door, a farm abandoned by another grower — one of dozens of cannabis businesses to shut down in Monterey County in recent years — spawned another small river headed straight for Hackett and her skeleton crew.