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California agency in charge of workplace safety lacks Spanish-speaking inspectors

California agency in charge of workplace safety lacks Spanish-speaking inspectors

The state agency responsible for protecting California workers employs fewer than 25 inspectors who are fluent in Spanish — despite overseeing a large Spanish-speaking workforce at high risk for injury on the job. Bilingual staffing levels at the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal-OSHA, have been low for at least the past few years, according to agency records. ... Read More »

Airline curfew violations at Lindbergh often go unpunished

Airline curfew violations at Lindbergh often go unpunished

During the day, the sky above Nancy Palmtag’s Loma Portal home is pierced every few minutes by the loud roar of airplanes taking off from San Diego International Airport. The sound of jet engines is supposed to fade away around bedtime. But as Palmtag and many of her neighbors know, airlines don’t always abide by an airport curfew that restricts ... Read More »

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