California’s Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ending personal belief and religious exemptions.
The bill would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs. It is now headed to the Assembly.
Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.
Being a kid at school is hard enough without having to worry about where you and your family will sleep that night. So imagine juggling homework and peer pressure while living in a shelter, on the street, or in someone’s spare room—but that’s the reality for many children across the state.
Despite years of trying to end homelessness, the number of homeless children in California, and the Bay Area, is at an all-time high.
Lawyers representing seven California schoolchildren have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn statutes that govern teacher employment, including seniority-based layoffs.
Three men who kidnapped and hid a busload of California schoolchildren in a 1976 ransom attempt are up for parole again.