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April 10, 2013 | 6:38 pm

Thousands Turn Out for Bay Area Immigration Rallies (Photos)

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To chants of “No papers, no fear! No papers, no fear!” immigration rights activists marched up Market Street in San Francisco Wednesday. About 1,000 protesters from diverse groups carried flags and multilingual signs. In a national day of action, hundreds of thousands of people protested for a smooth path to citizenship around the country. Tens […]

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On Immigration, High Tech and Ag Don’t Meet, Literally

April 5, 2013 | 10:13 am

On Immigration, High Tech and Ag Don’t Meet, Literally

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As Congress takes up comprehensive immigration reform, people from different walks of life will have to come together for the effort to succeed. In California, no two places illustrate the bridges that must be built better than Silicon Valley and the Central Valley. Yet it’s proving difficult for high tech and agriculture to span the […]

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Why Silicon Valley Is Losing Foreign-Born Talent

March 21, 2013 | 5:50 am

Why Silicon Valley Is Losing Foreign-Born Talent

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As immigration laws make it harder for foreigners to stay and work in the U.S., Silicon Valley is losing some of its most promising talent — and its unrivaled reputation as ground zero for tech innovation. Those who came here for education or to take a stab at fame and fortune are no longer waiting […]

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January 29, 2013 | 8:21 am

A.M. Splash: Chevron Pays $10 Million for Aug. 6 Fire; Consumer Group Files to Block PG&E Rate Hike; SJ Plans Wildlife Protection

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Chevron pays $10 million, announces inspection and training reforms after Aug. 6 fire (Contra Costa Times) Chevron Corp. has paid about $10 million and begun “corrective actions” in the aftermath of last summer’s refinery fire, sparked when a corroded pipe leaked high-temperature gas oil, according to a report the energy giant filed with the Contra […]

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Pelosi to Introduce Bill on Violence Against Women

January 22, 2013 | 9:32 am

Pelosi to Introduce Bill on Violence Against Women

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Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress are reintroducing a bill aimed at combating violence against women. A press conference originally scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday. A previous version of the bill expired, as CNN reports: Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act hope to revive the law in a new Congress […]

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Local Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts

December 11, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Local Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts

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In the next year, many of California’s local jails might limit federal immigration “holds” to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. Gov. Jerry Brown met with leaders from the California State Sheriffs’ Association last week to discuss ways to give […]

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November 1, 2012 | 8:11 am

A.M. Splash: Alameda DA Changes Deportation Policy; Prof. Says Sandy Could Happen Here; Jobless Rate Falls in Calif.; Parade Cost a Mystery

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Some immigrants charged in Alameda County courts could avoid deportation under DA’s new guidelines (Oakland Tribune) In a new strategy to stop minor crimes from triggering deportations, Alameda County’s district attorney has instructed prosecutors to allow some immigrants to avoid convictions that could get them expelled from the country. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s new policy […]

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Special Visas for Crime Victims Surge in Oakland

October 29, 2012 | 2:47 pm

Special Visas for Crime Victims Surge in Oakland

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Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen Linda Mendoza says her life began changing for the better the day she was robbed at gunpoint. In 2010, Mendoza had just opened her beauty salon on International Boulevard in East Oakland when three men walked through the door, pointed a gun at her pregnant belly and demanded cash. The […]

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Gay ‘Conversion,’ Vaccination Opt Out, Immigration and More: California Gets 191 New Laws

October 1, 2012 | 12:53 pm

Gay ‘Conversion,’ Vaccination Opt Out, Immigration and More: California Gets 191 New Laws

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Parents who don’t get their kids vaccinated will need permission from their doctor’s office before enrolling them in school. Psychotherapists can’t try to convert gay teenagers into straight ones. And some undocumented immigrants can get driver’s licenses. These changes in California law came about over the weekend as Gov. Jerry Brown signed some 191 bills […]

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Brown Signs Drivers License Bill for Undocumented Immigrants, Vetoes Deportation Limits

October 1, 2012 | 9:41 am

Brown Signs Drivers License Bill for Undocumented Immigrants, Vetoes Deportation Limits

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. […]

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