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Sacramento police who killed Stephon Clark won’t be charged

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general announced Tuesday that he won’t charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the results of … Continue reading Sacramento police who killed Stephon Clark won’t be charged

California News: Attorney General Xavier Becerra Joins Multistate Coalition Opposing Changes to Joint Employment Standards

SACRAMENTO, CA – Jan. 12, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a multi-state comment letter opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposal to reverse its decision in BFI Newby Island Recyclery (2015), and dramatically narrow the definition of “joint employer.”  The NLRB’s proposal would diminish the ability of millions of workers … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Xavier Becerra Joins Multistate Coalition Opposing Changes to Joint Employment Standards

California News: Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Proposal Regarding Immigrant Children Detained by Federal Government

Coalition condemns proposed rule to circumvent Flores Agreement, which provides important protections for migrant children in detention SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general, today submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expressing … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Proposal Regarding Immigrant Children Detained by Federal Government

California News: AG Xavier Becerra Seeks to Join Suit Challenging EPA’s Harmful Rule Weakening Air Toxic Requirements

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a motion to intervene in Downwinders at Risk, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule weakening air toxic compliance requirements for cement plants.  Cement plants and kilns, used to grind and heat raw materials … Continue reading California News: AG Xavier Becerra Seeks to Join Suit Challenging EPA’s Harmful Rule Weakening Air Toxic Requirements

California News: AG Becerra, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz Announce 45 Arrests, Dismantling the Largest Criminal Street Gang in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz yesterday announced Operation Eastbound and Down, an effort to dismantle the largest criminal street gang in Riverside County.  The Operation included the arrest of 45 individuals and the seizure of 63 firearms, including 13 assault weapons. The six-month investigation began following … Continue reading California News: AG Becerra, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz Announce 45 Arrests, Dismantling the Largest Criminal Street Gang in Riverside County

California News: AG Xavier Becerra Announces 52 Arrests Across 40 Counties as Part of Statewide Campaign to Combat Illegal Cannabis Grows

AG Announces Results of Multi-Agency 12-week Statewide Operation SAN DIEGO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday announced the arrest of 52 individuals as part of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) Program, which is the largest illegal marijuana eradication program in the nation.  This year, CAMP eradicated 614,267 plants in over 254 illegal … Continue reading California News: AG Xavier Becerra Announces 52 Arrests Across 40 Counties as Part of Statewide Campaign to Combat Illegal Cannabis Grows

California News: Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance Clarifying Rights of Californians, Responsibilities of Public Entities

California Department of Justice Provides Model Policies for California Colleges, Universities, Libraries, Healthcare Facilities, Courthouses, Shelters, and Labor Agencies SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities across the state remain accessible to all residents.  The guidance advises the proper role of staff at public … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance Clarifying Rights of Californians, Responsibilities of Public Entities

California News: In Wake of Janus Ruling by U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance on Public Sector Workers’ Rights

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued guidance reaffirming California public employees’ rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. Council 31.  The court decision overturned past court rulings that permitted unions to collect “agency fees” from bargaining-unit members who do not choose to join the union. “While I adamantly … Continue reading California News: In Wake of Janus Ruling by U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance on Public Sector Workers’ Rights

California News: AG Becerra Files FOIA Request Seeking Answers About Trump-Pence Title X Rule that Restricts Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking answers about the Trump-Pence Administration’s Title X proposal that restricts access to reproductive healthcare.  The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including birth control, to four million patients nationally, including one million patients in … Continue reading California News: AG Becerra Files FOIA Request Seeking Answers About Trump-Pence Title X Rule that Restricts Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

California News: AG Becerra Files Additional Criminal Charges, Names New Defendant in “Oficina Guerrero” Fraud Scheme Targeting Individuals Seeking Immigration Relief

LOS ANGELES, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed new grand theft charges against brothers Edgardo and Hector Guerrero, who operated “Oficina Guerrero” in Inglewood.  According to the complaint, the Guerrero brothers defrauded undocumented immigrants and their families seeking lawful permanent residence in the United States.  They charged thousands of dollars for legal services … Continue reading California News: AG Becerra Files Additional Criminal Charges, Names New Defendant in “Oficina Guerrero” Fraud Scheme Targeting Individuals Seeking Immigration Relief

California News: AG Xavier Becerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Orange, Riverside Counties

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in Orange County and Riverside County due to the effects of the Holy Fire.  Attorney General Becerra reminds all Californians that price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal under Penal Code Section … Continue reading California News: AG Xavier Becerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Orange, Riverside Counties

California News: AG Becerra, Air Resources Board, Los Angeles City Attorney, County of Los Angeles File $119.5 Million Settlement before Court in Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Litigation

LOS ANGELES, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer (City Attorney), and the County of Los Angeles (County) yesterday announced a $119.5 million settlement with the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) over the unprecedented natural gas leak from a ruptured well … Continue reading California News: AG Becerra, Air Resources Board, Los Angeles City Attorney, County of Los Angeles File $119.5 Million Settlement before Court in Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Litigation

California News: Attorney General Xavier Becerra Joins Brief Defending Immigrant Women’s Access to Reproductive Services

19 AGs argue that federal government’s intrusive action violates states’ rights and constitutional rights of women SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 19 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in Garza v. Azar.  The brief supports the rights of young immigrant women who are currently in federal custody … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Xavier Becerra Joins Brief Defending Immigrant Women’s Access to Reproductive Services

California News: CA Attorney General Becerra: Illegal Attempt to Rollback Safety Rules by Trump Administration Risks Another Deep-water Horizon Oil Disaster

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a comment letter before the U.S. Department of Interior expressing grave concerns over a proposal to rollback Blowout Preventer and Well Control regulations written in the aftermath of the 2010 British Petroleum (BP) Deep-water Horizon oil tragedy.  Eight years ago, an explosion tore through BP’s Deep-water … Continue reading California News: CA Attorney General Becerra: Illegal Attempt to Rollback Safety Rules by Trump Administration Risks Another Deep-water Horizon Oil Disaster

California Political News: California Attorney General Becerra on the Passing of Ron Dellums: “Ron knew what it meant to be an American”

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra,   issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums: “Saddened to learn of the passing of friend and former Oakland Mayor and Representative Ron Dellums.  Ron always stood tall and never retreated from his values.  His courage gave you courage.  His experiences … Continue reading California Political News: California Attorney General Becerra on the Passing of Ron Dellums: “Ron knew what it meant to be an American”

California News: Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition in Fight Against Trump Administration’s Title X Rule that Restricts Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 13 attorneys general, today filed a comment letter opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to healthcare by imposing unconstitutional restrictions to Title X.  The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including reproductive healthcare, to four million patients nationally, … Continue reading California News: Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition in Fight Against Trump Administration’s Title X Rule that Restricts Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

California Attorney General Becerra Joins 12-State Coalition in Filing Suit Over Trump Administration’s Move to Sabotage Affordable Care Act Protections

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined 12 states in filing suit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s unlawful rule that removes critical consumer healthcare protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The rule allows employers nationwide to group together as Association Health Plans (AHPs) and offer junk health plans that evade ACA … Continue reading California Attorney General Becerra Joins 12-State Coalition in Filing Suit Over Trump Administration’s Move to Sabotage Affordable Care Act Protections

SAN FRANCISCO  | California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

SAN FRANCISCO  — California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks. The July 6 decision by the Trump EPA was illegal and could put thousands of additional highly polluting trucks on the roads, the states and the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

California News: CA Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition in Calling for Immediate Halt to Former EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Parting Gift to Polluters

SACRAMENTO, CA — Leading a coalition of 13 Attorneys General, the California Air Resources Board, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday submitted a LETTER to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding the immediate withdrawal of an order issued on now-departed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final day in office.  … Continue reading California News: CA Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition in Calling for Immediate Halt to Former EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Parting Gift to Polluters

California News: California Attorney General Becerra: At Least 45,000 Dreamers Have Their DACA Renewals Approved Since April

These 45,000 DACA renewals are in addition to the 30,000 between January 10 and March 31 SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday issued the following statement following the publication of the latest quarterly report on DACA renewals, which the federal government is required to file as part of the preliminary injunction that California … Continue reading California News: California Attorney General Becerra: At Least 45,000 Dreamers Have Their DACA Renewals Approved Since April

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California sues nation’s largest student loan servicer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s attorney general announced Thursday he is suing the nation’s largest student loan processor, alleging it is harming consumers by failing to properly service the debts. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state will sue Navient Corp. this week, contending the Delaware-based company financially harmed thousands of Californians. He said the firm … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California sues nation’s largest student loan servicer

California Political News: CA Attorney General Becerra Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court struck down California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra in a 5-4 decision.  The FACT Act required clinics to provide neutral, fact-based … Continue reading California Political News: CA Attorney General Becerra Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Announces $125 Million Settlement Against Royal Bank of Scotland For Misleading California’s Pension Funds

SACRAMENTO, CA/December 22, 2017 (STL.News) – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $125 million settlement with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), an international financial conglomerate, over misrepresentations about residential mortgage-backed securities sold to California’s public employee and teacher pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, respectively. Mortgage-backed securities are complex investments which include thousands of … Continue reading Attorney General Xavier Becerra Announces $125 Million Settlement Against Royal Bank of Scotland For Misleading California’s Pension Funds

Attorney General Becerra Files Amicus Brief Supporting Oakland’s Ban on Storage and Handling of Coal

SACRAMENTO, CA/December 9, 2017 (STL.News) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday filed an amicus brief in support of the City of Oakland’s ordinance prohibiting the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke at the Bulk Oversized Terminal. The City of Oakland passed the ordinance in July 2016 because of concerns about the health … Continue reading Attorney General Becerra Files Amicus Brief Supporting Oakland’s Ban on Storage and Handling of Coal