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A group of state legislators called on leadership this week to protect funding for public transit systems after Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested cuts in his proposed budget. View the full story at this link. 

San Jose’s Vietnamese community is celebrating Tết, or lunar new year, with an exuberant weekend festival. Leaders said it’s more than a celebration: it serves as a hub for community outreach. View the full story at this link. 

This week on Everyday Injustice we talk with Joanne Scheer, whose son’s incarceration on felony murder, special circumstances led her to create the Felony Murder Elimination Project. View the full story here

 A suspected drug dealer has been arrested for allegedly selling fentanyl-laced pills to teens at Los Gatos High School, causing several to overdose, according to authorities.

Hundreds of people gathered in San Francisco’s Union Square for the first night of Hanukkah on Sunday to light a 22-foot menorah, illuminating a neighborhood that has been hard-hit by economic woes during the pandemic.

California could soon require communities hit hard by the growing fentanyl crisis to become the first in the nation to require gas stations, bars and even libraries to stock up on the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, under a new legislative proposal unveiled Tuesday.