Hearing on Agricultural Fumigant
The state lists it as a known carcinogen. Farmers say they need it to grow crops like strawberries. The substance in question is methyl iodide, and today, an Assembly committee will hold a hearing on its health risks.
MALDEF Gets a New President
Over the last four decades, MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has won many civil rights battles on behalf of Latinos. The LA-based group gets a new president and general counsel today.