Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

Legislature bans referral payments that hurt patients in recovery from addiction
Posted in Pinas Now! on 4 September 2018

Substance Use Disorder Patient Protection Act (Senate Bill 1228) will prevent patient brokering in state-licensed and certified treatment facilities SACRAMENTO – Responding to reports of fraud and abuse of patients in recovery from opioid and other addictions, the California Legislature passed the state’s first bill that outlaws patient brokering in the treatment industry. Senator Ricardo Lara… […]

Cancer, schmancer — In California, coffee is king
Posted in Pinas Now! on 4 September 2018

by Anna B. Ibarra SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It turns out that California and the Trump administration do agree on at least one thing: Don’t mess with coffee. Trump’s hand-picked food and drug czar, Scott Gottlieb, said Wednesday, August 29, that he “strongly supports” a proposal by officials in Sacramento to exempt the morning elixir from… […]

Bill to help human trafficking victims heads to Governor
Posted in Pinas Now! on 4 September 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate unanimously approved bipartisan measure co-authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would help human trafficking victims get back on their feet. Specifically, Assembly Bill 900 by Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego) would: 1.  Make it easier for victims to receive compensation for any income they lost, similar to how… […]

DOJ criticizes Harvard University over alleged discrimination of Asian Americans
Posted in Pinas Now! on 1 September 2018

Groups including Asian Americans pledge support to the Ivy League university’s affirmative action policy The U.S. Department of Justice this week came out against Harvard University’s admission practices by announcing its support of an anti-affirmative action group that sued the Ivy League university for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants in its admission policies. In… […]

Serenata Filipina Ver. 2 goes onstage at the Ford Theatres Oct. 7
Posted in Pinas Now! on 1 September 2018

All-female headliners perform Filipino-penned songs in English and Tagalog THE historic Ford Theatres will be the venue where prominent Filipina-American singers converge for an evening of nostalgic Filipino hits and more! Heading the pack are jazz diva Louie Reyes and vocalist Annie Nepomuceno, both of whom have graced the Ford stage multiple times. Audiences will… […]

Should employees pay the cost of “dress code” required at work?
Posted in Pinas Now! on 1 September 2018

ALEXANDER Brown and Arik Silva worked as retail sales associates at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a company that operates retail clothing stores throughout the United States. Brown and Silva sued their employer in a class action, claiming that the employer compelled them to patronize Abercrombie products in violation of California law. The employees claim that… […]

Rescinding removal/deportation order to allow for adjustment of status
Posted in Pinas Now! on 1 September 2018

WE have all heard the popular saying, “Timing is everything.” Unfortunately, this saying often adversely applies to those persons who have found an avenue from which to obtain a green card, only to be prohibited from doing so because he/she has a prior removal/deportation order. A typical scenario involves a person who entered the US… […]


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