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Immigrant rights groups call for new reform campaign

"Tough fight begins" - Immigrant rights organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed introduction of reform legislation by Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

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Human Rights Day in the real world

Outside, gray skies and a chill wind cast a pall over drab storefronts and modest homes in the economically struggling West Oakland neighborhood.

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The human face of budget cuts

Cesar Cota was the first in his family to attend college and  "now it's hard to achieve my dream," he says, "because the state put higher fees on us."

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In economic crisis, ordinary people create solutions

"We the people" - Local communities are creating human networks of food banks, community gardens, medical clinics, telephone hotlines and more.

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Students, faculty & workers protest U of Calif. hikes, cutbacks

Thousands of students, faculty, campus workers and community supporters gathered Nov. 18 in historic Sproul Plaza to protest at proposed 32 percent fee hike.

Controversial CA water bills pass: opponents vow ballot fight

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been making his way around California in the past week, signing the components of a controversial "water package" okayed by the legislature.

San Francisco Board set to overturn mayor’s veto on immigrant youth

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is expected to overturn the mayor's veto of an immigrant rights bill that would preserve the city's sanctuary tradition.

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After gang rape, Richmond students come together for healing

The white streamers were everywhere ― worn as armbands, headbands, neckties, leg-bands ― as hundreds of Richmond High School students gathered on the football field.

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