Category Archives: James Rojas

Should Hollywood School Keep Michael Jackson’s Name?

(Hollywood, CA) — Those living and working near an elementary school in Hollywood are raising questions over the use of Michael Jackson’s name. The Michael Jackson Auditorium at Gardner Street Elementary was dedicated to the King of Pop in 1989, who attended the school during sixth grade. It was covered with plywood in 2003 following the singer’s…MORE

SoCal Senator Introduces Bill To Address State Physician Shortage

Sacramento, CA — A Democratic senator from the Inland Empire is hoping to tackle California’s physician shortage. Senator Richard Roth of Riverside is introducing Senate Bill 56 that will set aside a one-time payment for the construction of a new medical facility at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. “We actually have about…MORE

Coalition Of Border Sheriffs Says Wall Is “Misguided”

TUCSON, Ariz. — A group of border sheriffs says that a border wall is only a sound bite and “not a cogent” public policy position that’s needed to secure the border. The Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition said in the Jan. 8 letter said the wall, which is at the center of the nation’s longest and…MORE

California To Become First State To End Bail On Still Murky Risk-Assessment System

California will become the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, but it’s still unclear how the risk-assessment system replacing it will work.  “Our path to a more just criminal justice system is not complete, but today it made a transformational shift away from valuing…MORE

Disneyland wages vote

After months of protesting for higher wages, it’s looking like Disneyland employees have something happy to be about.MORE

Riverside Lawmaker Introduces “Hashtag” Legislation To Support Homeless Vets

The hashtag movement may be jumping from social media to the highway.  “#BOOTFC” You might be reading that while stuck in traffic on the 405 freeway if Democratic Senator Richard Roth’s bill, SB 1112, passes.  The Riverside lawmaker says it would allow drivers to personalize their license plate with a hashtag – with that fee…MORE

Huntington Beach Mayor: Sanctuary State Laws “Represent Threat To Public Safety

Mayor Mike Posey says the city of Huntington Beach has been following the news of cities standing up to Sacramento in their rejection of Senate Bill 54 and he too is looking for ways around the law. The Orange County city of Los Alamitos earlier this month passed an ordinance exempting itself from the California…MORE

Looking into Proposition 57

In this special KABC report, we look into Proposition 57 and the preliminary court ruling that says sex offenders in prison must also be considered for early release and what’s being done to prevent that.MORE