SC Chancellor Visits UCDC

By Brana Vlasic California News Service UC Santa Cruz Chancellor, George Blumenthal praised Banana Slugs for making their mark on the nation’s capital during a Monday visit to the University of California Washington Center. Blumenthal expressed his excitement over new UC president Janet Napolitano’s interest in UCDC to more than 50 students and alumni gathered […]

Pressure mounts on GOP to back reform

By Brana Vlasic WASHINGTON – The House’s failure to pass immigration reform could create political trouble for a growing number of Republican representatives from districts with sharply rising Latino and Asian populations. The problem is especially apparent in California, where Latino and Asian populations in Republican districts are triple the national average. Both groups gave […]

Food stamp benefits to be reduced starting Friday

By Jasmine Brown Washington>> More than four million Californians will see cuts in their food stamp benefits starting Friday when a boost included in the 2009 stimulus package expires. The reduction means a family of four will receive $36 less per month in federal food assistance, even as California food costs and poverty rates rise. […]