Darrell Steinberg

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said “the budget just changed” after a meeting with mayors on housing.
A funeral is planned for the 22-year-old Thursday. He was unarmed when killed by Sacramento police.
Protesters shut down a Sacramento City Hall meeting to protest the killing of Stephon Clark by police officers.
Stevante Clark lashed out at Mayor Darrell Steinberg during a meeting with community leaders.
Police shot and killed Clark, an unarmed black man, in his own backyard.
When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.
People often ask me what my dream is in my work at The Flawless Foundation and my answer is always the same: a world where the cause of mental health is celebrated and where every person living with these challenges is embraced by society.
Together, these reforms will improve the quality of our initiatives and our direct participation. They create what in political science circles is known as an "indirect initiative effect" -- a role for the legislature to foster public comment and active debate, to highlight errors and unintended consequences and fix them, and perhaps to craft policy solutions via legislation.
As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated into our classrooms in ways that protect student privacy.
Instead of partying in La Jolla, senators would instead spend the weekend in their districts, "having an open and public
"The Senate should be afforded the opportunity to expel a member who has violated legal and ethical boundaries," said Republican
STAKING OUT GROUND ON THE BUDGET The gradual ramp-up, which would cost $198 million per year over the five years, would also
The order to reduce crowding is just one of several problems facing the state prison system. A hunger strike over solitary
Brown's proposal must pass both houses of the Legislature to be enacted. It has won the support of Assembly Speaker John
Laura's Law helps the most seriously mentally ill Californians: people who are so ill, they don't know they are ill and therefore won't accept voluntary treatment.
Indeed, Coursera, another commercial entity, now claims well over a million students and more than 30 institutional partners, many among the so-called elite. And not to be left behind, two existing giants, Google and Pearson, have entered the arena. So what to make of MOOCs?
California has two major laws that were specifically enacted to help persons with the most serious mental illnesses: Laura's Law and the Mental Health Services Act. Neither has worked as promised and on February 22, 2013, four new bills were introduced to fix them.
The Governor's most recent proposal, adopted by the state legislature, while a small step in the right direction, doesn't seem to be much more than bad political theater. The big question will be: do the voters have a taste for bad political theater?
"How maddening it was way, way back in 2011, to have a new governor and Legislature make $14 billion worth of cuts and then
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was kicked off the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday for also wearing a sweatshirt