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Two years ago, when multiple men came forward to allege sexual misconduct against San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Kevin Beiser, it demonstrated the limited situations in which an elected official for the district could be removed from office.
The district is not allowing students on campus without a mask to prevent COVID-19 transmission, even if students have a disability or medical condition that prevents mask wearing
Did you get yourself a furry quarantine buddy? Well, you’re not the only one.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adults living in the United States have a disability. So what’s being done to make sure polling places are accessible in today’s election?
A low-income family that is paid by the state for taking care of a mentally disabled child at home does not have to count that pay as income when seeking housing benefits, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a Bay Area case.
As a blind man, Guillermo Robles successfully sued Domino’s Pizza because the chain failed to build a website that was as accessible to him as its brick-and-mortar restaurants.
Many severely mentally ill Californians are cycling in-and-out of forced psychiatric holds due to a lack of treatment options when they’re released, according to a report this week from the state auditor.
California’s half-century-old involuntary mental health treatment law isn’t broken, but much of the system meant to serve those with serious mental illness is, state auditors concluded in a much-anticipated report released today.
The suit alleges the named plaintiffs are in greater need of hotel placements due to underlying medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing San Diego city officials of failing to adequately protect disabled and homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic have amended their lawsuit which argues they are being discriminated against by the city, an attorney said Tuesday.
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing San Diego city officials of failing to adequately protect disabled and homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic have amended their lawsuit, which argues they are being discriminated against by the city, an attorney said Tuesday.
Attorneys representing five local homeless individuals and their families in a lawsuit against the city and county of San Diego said Tuesday their clients should be provided access to county-funded hotel and motel rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly due to being at high risk of contracting the virus.
After years of negotiations, Plaintiffs’ Counsel, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Santa Barbara have reached a settlement in Clay Murray et al v. County of Santa Barbara et al, a class-action lawsuit regarding conditions of confinement at the County Jail.
The parents of an 11-year-old Black student have filed a complaint against the Moreno Valley Unified School District alleging campus resource officers discriminated against the boy when they handcuffed him four separate times for displaying non-threatening, disability-related defiance.
Sen. Steve Glazer’s legislative agenda – including a three-bill package to help residents survive power outages – cleared the Senate this spring and moved to the Assembly despite challenging conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kern County has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by two disability rights groups that challenged alleged discrimination against disabled youth took place at the county’s juvenile detention facilities.
Despite the difficulties of riding a bus due to her knee and back problems, Valentina Zakatova took one every weekday to Altamedix, an adult day center in Sacramento, before the coronavirus pandemic.
For Héctor Ramírez, routine is important. He has rituals that are comforting to him, like taking his service dog on two walks every day.
The trio were part of a small but vocal movement of Americans who just can’t abide rules requiring masks in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Between the Santa Barbara County Jail and the Lompoc federal prison, starkly different situations are unfolding. While the Lompoc prison suffers from the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the county—67 inmates and 24 staff members tested positive as of April 14—the county jail had no confirmed inmate cases as of April 10.