Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border with Mexico usually sided. “Definitely it was, ‘No abortion,’” said Gonzalez, the city’s … Read more

Some San Antonio neighborhoods are about to get a new City Council representative. Here’s what you need to know

Some San Antonio neighborhoods are about to get a new City Council representative.  Here’s what you need to know

Frank Fonseca showed up to multiple San Antonio redistricting meetings on a mission: keep his Maverick area neighbors in City Council District 7 on the Northwest Side. He spoke passionately about how his neighborhood had been shuffled among districts for decades, having to build new relationships with each move. He lost the battle last week. … Read more

New Yorkers need to hold the city’s top elected official accountable for the schools – New York Daily News

New Yorkers need to hold the city’s top elected official accountable for the schools – New York Daily News

The most important action the Legislature must take in the waning days of its session is to pass a three- or four-year extension of mayoral control of the New York City school system, which expires on June 30. After the terrible educational losses that many students have suffered during two years of the pandemic, failure … Read more

Preservationists seek to acquire Hollywood convent | News

Preservationists seek to acquire Hollywood convent |  News

LOS ANGELES — Fearing the Monastery of the Angels could be sold for private use or redevelopment, Los Angeles preservationists and advocates are forming a nonprofit as they seek to acquire and take responsibility for the beloved Hollywood home to cloistered Dominican nuns. Over the years, the community has been dwindling as the nuns age … Read more

Is the Big Housing Crunch Mostly Fiction?

Is the Big Housing Crunch Mostly Fiction?

By Tom Elias, Columnist In some parts of California, there is definitely a housing crunch: small supplies of homes for sale, prices that escalate even when population has apparently stabilized and high prices that exclude most Californians as buyers. But a massive, multi-million-unit shortage? Maybe not. At least, so suggests a scathing springtime report from … Read more

NYC will spend $9 million on ‘violence interrupters’ to curb violence in city schools – New York Daily News

NYC will spend  million on ‘violence interrupters’ to curb violence in city schools – New York Daily News

A technique that Mayor Adams has championed as part of his efforts to curb gun violence on New York City streets may also play a role in his approach to addressing conflict in schools, budget documents show. Adams has cited “violence interrupters” — trusted community members who fan out into neighborhoods to identify and quash … Read more

Why LA County Extended a Mask Mandate – NBC Los Angeles

Why LA County Extended a Mask Mandate – NBC Los Angeles

The mask requirement for public transit due to expire soon was extended Friday in Los Angeles County after an uptick in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations pushed the region into a higher COVID risk category last week. The state’s most populous county moved from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “low” risk category to … Read more