On Nov. 4, 2014, California voters, by a 60-40 majority, approved Proposition 47, which changed six low-level drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It also required that the resulting prison cost savings be reallocated to local mental health and drug treatment programs as well as truancy and dropout prevention and victim services. I strongly supported Prop. 47 – investing $1.3 million into its passage. Here’s why: California over the past 30 years has enacted extreme … [Read more...]
Wayne Hughes Jr. is a businessman, rancher, and philanthropist working to improve the pristine landscape, vibrant culture, and way of living for residents of California. In 2013, he founded Serving California, a non-profit that facilitates healing for people who have experienced suffering, including military families, crime survivors, and inmates looking to rebuild their lives. Wayne began his career behind the scenes at Public Storage, a family company with humble beginnings that blossomed to global success. He went on to enter the commercial real estate business, as well, forming American Commercial Equities Management, which specializes in the acquisition and management of premier retail property in prime locations and prestigious markets. Wayne is a native of the Golden State and loyal USC Trojan, and when he isn’t surfing in Malibu, he can be found in the central valley at SkyRose Ranch, where he hosts military families healing from the effects of PTSD, herds his cattle, and tends his organic farm.