"Tough fight begins" - Immigrant rights organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed introduction of reform legislation by Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.
Outside, gray skies and a chill wind cast a pall over drab storefronts and modest homes in the economically struggling West Oakland neighborhood.
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."
"We the people" - Local communities are creating human networks of food banks, community gardens, medical clinics, telephone hotlines and more.
Thousands of students, faculty, campus workers and community supporters gathered Nov. 18 in historic Sproul Plaza to protest at proposed 32 percent fee hike.
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'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.
The white streamers were everywhere ― worn as armbands, headbands, neckties, leg-bands ― as hundreds of Richmond High School students gathered on the football field.