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Legislator proposes Office of Suicide Prevention to buttress state efforts at stemming mental health crisis among vulnerable groups

AB 2112 will target youth, veterans, LGBTQ, senior populations

SACRAMENTO – Legislation introduced today would create an Office of Suicide Prevention as recommended last year by a state mental health oversight commission. The proposal, AB 2112, introduced by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland), would enhance state efforts to reduce suicides, particularly among vulnerable groups such as adolescents, older adults, veterans and LGBTQ youth and adults.

Free tax preparation at Tacos and Taxes event for households earning less than $56,000 in 2019

Sat., Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p .m.

SAN BERNARDINO – Households with incomes of less than $56,000 last year can get free tax help and in claiming their state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at a Tacos and Taxes event on Sat., Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the His Light Neighborhood Church, 863 North Mountain View Ave. in San Bernardino. The event is sponsored by Assemblymember James Ramos (D-Highland).

Public educational and cultural institutions would recognize tribes’ historical guardianship of land under Ramos legislation

SACRAMENTO— Public schools, parks, libraries, and museums may begin recognizing the past tribal guardianship of lands where their organizations are located under a measure introduced recently by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland). This practice of land acknowledgement would inform Californians and others about the history and treatment of the state’s original people.