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Ventura County Star

October 15, 2017

An event designed for high school students to "stand up for intolerance and injustice and discrimination — and to encourage our local leaders to do the same" drew about 100 people to the Agoura Performing Arts Center on Saturday, according to organizer Nicholas Moran.

The Agoura High School senior said he was pleased with the turnout at the event that he organized as president of the campus GenUN club, the student outreach program of the United Nations.

The Signal Santa Clarita Valley

October 12, 2017

California will have stricter campaign finance laws but no universal bikeshare program after Governor Brown signed one and vetoed one of Senator Henry Stern’s bills this week.

Brown made Senate Bill 358 law, known as the Political Reform Act, which requires the secretary of state to post local campaign finance information online.

The bill passed through the legislature with 39 votes in favor on the Senate floor and one in opposition and 73 votes in favor on the Assembly floor and six in opposition.

The Acorn

October 12, 2017

The Agoura High School chapter of GenUN, the student network for the United Nations, will host a community event Sat., Oct. 14 in the AHS performing arts education center, 28545 Driver Ave.

The chapter supports UNAUSA’s newest campaign, “Stand Up For Someone’s Rights.”

The keynote speaker, State Sen. Henry Stern, will discuss his advocacy for human rights on issues such as DACA and racial equality.

For details and time of event, email student Moon Lijewski at


The Acorn

October 12, 2017

Children, some as young as 4 or 5, are being raised on a diet of media, and experts say that it’s up to parents to control how much and what kind of content is digested by youngsters and teens.

A panel of experts discussed the changing world of media and what it means to the developing minds of children at a program hosted by Common Sense Kids Action and First 5 Ventura County, both advocacy groups.

The Signal Santa Clarita Valley

October 10, 2017

It is now California law that human trafficking hotlines will have a text message option after Governor Jerry Brown signed a Senate Bill last week.

Through the legislation, written by Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), the phone number 233-733 (Be Free) will aid victims by being posted in plain sight in businesses, hotels and motels for them to text for help.

“We need young people and business leaders to step up and do their part to stop human trafficking in California,” Stern said in a statement in September.

Berkeley Lab

October 3, 2017

State Senator Henry Stern (Los Angeles) — who successfully pushed to increase funding for clean energy research from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund — met with Director Witherell and researchers from the Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy Technologies and Biosciences Areas. He then toured NERSC and attended Cyclotron Road’s annual innovator showcase.

The Malibu Times

September 28, 2017

The British-born portrait artist started painting later in life, but she’s managed to captivate eyes from all over the country.

The Malibu Times’ readers will recognize the monthly portraits cast in shades of blue, purple and the occasional yellow in the “Face of Malibu” column. 

The portrait painter behind the art, Johanna Spinks, and the City of Malibu’s Cultural Arts Commission have come together to present The Face of Malibu Portrait Painting Exhibit, opening on Friday, Oct. 6. The event is co-sponsored by The Malibu Times.