Articles Tagged With ‘Discrimination’




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Was Paula Lopez discriminated against for being an alcoholic?

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Former news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa is suing the parent company of her former employers, Central Coast broadcasters KEYT and KCOY, arguing discrimination based on her race, sex and disability led to her firing. Lopez’s disability is alcoholism. Ochoa was... (Continue reading)

Professor sues Cal Poly over race, gender discrimination

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An African American woman who has worked as a professor at Cal Poly since 2007 has sued the university, alleging discrimination over race and gender. The lawsuit also accuses university officials of failing to accommodate for her physical disabilities. [New... (Continue reading)

Gay Cal Poly student accuses Mike Winn of homophobia

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Cal Poly professor and former and Nipomo CSD director, Mike Winn, told a queer student and diversity activist that gay marriage is a “grave moral mistake” and that gay people suffer in the afterlife, according to a Title IX discrimination... (Continue reading)

“Isis” makes appearance in California school yearbook

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A 17-year-old Southern California high school student is disgusted that she was misidentified in her yearbook as “Isis Phillips.” The student, Bayan Zehlif, is Muslim and is pictured in the yearbook wearing a hijab. [CBS LA] Susan Petrocelli, the principal... (Continue reading)

Should California employees go to ‘anti-gay’ states?

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A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would ban state-funded travel to states that permit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill targets a host of states that have adopted religious freedom laws. [Sac Bee] Evan Low, a Democrat... (Continue reading)

Nurse alleges sexism at ASH

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In a civil trial underway at the Paso Robles Courthouse, a former Atascadero State Hospital nurse is alleging her former supervisor discriminated against women and left her alone with ASH patients in dangerous situations. [Tribune] Janet Ochotorena, 53, was hired... (Continue reading)

Hundreds attend pro-Islam rally in SLO

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About 200 people attended a rally in San Luis Obispo in support of the local Muslim community. Attendees included pastors, rabbis and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill. [Tribune] The rally took place Friday afternoon at the Mosque of... (Continue reading)

California initiative calls for killing gays

Signature gatherers may soon approach California voters with a plan to institute the death penalty as punishment for gay sex. Huntington Beach attorney Matt McGlaughlin is proposing the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” a planned state ballot measure for which he submitted... (Continue reading)

California judges must steer clear of the Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court has ruled that state court judges may no longer belong to the Boy Scouts of America. [NPR] An existing law bans judges from belonging to groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation. The Supreme Court ruling... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police hit with racial discrimination suit

Grover Beach resident Rayvell Snowden Jr. is suing the Pismo Beach Police Department in federal court, alleging officers racially discriminated against him in a 2012 burglary case. Officers arrested Snowden, a 44-year-old African-American man, following a burglary of about $12,000... (Continue reading)



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