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Legislation to Increase Diversity in Community College Leadership Signed into Law

Sacramento, CA – Governor Brown has signed a measure authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) that would specify that the members of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges need to be inclusive and representative of the many demographic groups found in California and reflect the diversity of race, gender, disabled persons, and veterans.

"By requiring diversity to be taken into account when appointing board members, Assembly Bill 1557 ensures that the Board will bring the perspective, real life experiences and insight of the broadest cross-section of residents of California," explained Assemblymember Holden.



Neighborhood Pesticide Treatment Scheduled in El Monte to Control Invasive Mosquito

Treatment Schedule IncludedAfrican American news from Pasadena - In Brief - Mosquito control schedule

San Gabriel Valley, CA - September 19, 2014 - In an ongoing effort to control the infestation of Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in the San Gabriel Valley, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) will conduct truck-mounted mosquito control treatments in the early morning hours of Wednesday September 24. The treatments will focus on those areas of El Monte most densely populated with adult mosquitoes. The Asian tiger mosquito is an aggressive day biting mosquito and the increase in adult population in some areas has become a significant nuisance to residents. The Asian tiger mosquito is also a primary vector of chikungunya - a painful disease spreading rapidly throughout the Caribbean and as of September 9, over 900 travel-associated cases and eight locally transmitted cases have been reported in the U.S.



Boxer, Davis Praise California State University for Establishing Independent Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate on Every Campus

CSU to Voluntarily Implement the Provisions of "SOS Campus Act" on All Campuses Statewide

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) today praised the announcement by California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White that the system will voluntarily implement the provisions of the Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act (SOS Campus Act) by establishing an independent, on-campus advocate to support survivors of sexual assault on every CSU campus by June 2015.

"It is wonderful news that the California State University system has decided to implement the Boxer-Davis SOS Campus Act voluntarily," Senator Boxer said. "This means that their 447,000 students will now have an independent advocate on each of their 23 campuses to help survivors of the harrowing experience of sexual assault. I believe their actions will result in a reduction in the epidemic rates of sexual violence on campus, and now that both the UC and California State University systems have voluntarily adopted this law, I call on the community college system and all the private universities in the state to follow suit."



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