Disability Rights California news and media coverage.
Two weeks before voters decide whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom, a second round of stimulus payments is landing in the bank accounts of Californians who make less than $75,000 per year — with one glaring carve-out.
Human Rights Watch is pleased to support Senate Bill 639 (SB 639), a bill that would overturn the discriminatory practice of paying workers with disabilities in California less than the state minimum wage.
Almost three years after a federal class-action lawsuit alleged Santa Rita Jail conditions were so terrible that suicidal people were stripped naked and stuffed in solitary cells with only a toilet hole, the plaintiffs’ attorneys say a settlement has been reached that would put the jail under a microscope.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of an ordinance that restricts how long recreational vehicles can park in the city of Lacey.
GOP recall candidate Larry Elder recently suggested — without evidence — that there are concerns about the security of a California voting program, one that helps people with disabilities cast their ballot.
With wildfires threatening new rounds of public safety power shutoffs across the state, the Legislature on Monday approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help local governments fund emergency operations centers during the planned power outages.
The agreement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would place the sheriff’s office under court supervision for up to 6 years, maybe longer.
A judge dismissed most claims in a lawsuit that accused San Diego city and county officials of discriminating against homeless people with disabilities during the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
After 13 years of battling the conservatorship she’s under, Britney Spears is celebrating a victory of sorts as her father agrees to step down at the court’s request.
Will Forest’s battle with an unclassified motor neuron disease progressed far more quickly than anyone expected. The 65-year-old Santa Cruz resident was still playing disc golf last December; by the spring, his bodily function was diminishing so rapidly that he feared he might suffocate or choke on his own saliva.
The Chino Valley school district will change how it handles threats made by special needs students after the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ruled in April that the district’s threat assessment policy was discriminatory.
Since 1938, employers in California have been able to apply for a certificate that allows them to pay employees with disabilities less than minimum wage - in some cases as little as $2 an hour.
Britney Spears. You’d have to be living under a rock — no, under a rock on another planet, actually — to not at least recognize the name.
An advocacy group that represents people with disabilities has reached a settlement agreement with the administrators of the California Department of State Hospitals and Patton State Hospital in a suit alleging patients were not adequately protected during a COVID-19 outbreak in that facility last year.
Incarcerated populations across the United States have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to overcrowded correctional settings, poor healthcare and negligence by jail staff.
Michael Bloom, the man involved in a lawsuit against the city of San Diego for unfair treatment of disabled homeless people living in campers has died. He was 72.
Last week, 13 years into a conservatorship, pop star Britney Spears told the court that it has stolen much of her ability to live a full life.
When Miriam McDonald decided she wanted to have another baby at age 44, her doctor told her she had a better chance of winning the lottery. So when she got pregnant, she and her husband were thrilled. But within three days of giving birth to their son, everything turned.
Santa Cruz County, with its miles of coastal access, temperate climate and acres of wooded areas, has long proven attractive – and barely affordable – to those both with access to housing ...
In order to empower survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the California State Senate last Thursday passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would expand current protections against secret settlements to now cover settlement agreements involving all forms of harassment or discrimination.