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America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

Justin Som, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Trade deals, immigration, and alliances -- those are the three bonds that bind America to the rest of the world. Whether it is for better or worse, these relationships cannot be erased. They will last for as long as the United States and other countries exist. That's a lesson that needs to be...

California Democratic Convention splits on going more ‘liberal’

California Democratic Convention splits on going more ‘liberal’

Justin Som, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under News

In response to the conservatism of many Republicans, Bernie Sanders supporters called for a "re-liberalization" of the Democratic Party at the California Democratic Convention hosted in Sacramento. The self-dubbed "Berniecrats" implied that the Democratic Party needed to continue fighting for stron...

California will have a more ‘liberal’ congressional race

California will have a more ‘liberal’ congressional race

Justin Som, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under News

Ever heard of the phrase, "California's where all the liberals are?" The man planning to take former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat, Stephen Jaffe, hasn't. Jaffe, who announced his campaign in late April, believes that California representatives in the House need to be more...

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under News

On Wednesday, April 26, the U.S. Air Force conducted an operational test of one its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile was launched 12:03 a.m. from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.  The missile traveled more than 4...

California monitors antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths

California monitors antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer
April 23, 2017
Filed under News

Senator Jerry Hill of District of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties passed a bill that made California the first in America to monitor and track antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths. Senate Bill 43 will give California’s Department of Public Health access to more information on the critical...

California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under News

The new tax increase on tobacco products went into effect on Saturday, April 1.   This measure was part of California’s Proposition 56, approved by voters on Nov. 8, 2016.  The proposition won among voters by almost a 30 percent margin. In 2016, the tobacco tax amounted to 87 cents per pack of t...

California requests federal aid for storm recovery

California requests federal aid for storm recovery

Justin Som, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under News

To aid repairs for flooding and rain damages, Governor Jerry Brown requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on March 19. The request comes only a month after residents of the town of Oroville evacuated due to flood alerts from Oroville Dam. "California has experienced one of the heavi...

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

Noah Sun, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under News

No matter what country or state, almost everybody agrees that teachers make up a crucial role in society. Unfortunately, California is experiencing a massive teacher shortage. Legislators in California recently introduced a bill that would offer educators tax breaks in an effort to keep them in the...

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

California is home to 10 million immigrants, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. As a response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have happened because of President Donald Trump's executive orders, many cities have either declared themselves sanctuary cities o...

California considers ending daylight saving time

California considers ending daylight saving time

James Bennet, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Campus

As daylight saving time approaches this year, Assembly Bill 807, which was introduced to the California State Legislature in February 2017, aims to end daylight saving time for California. On March 12, Californians will turn their clocks forward one hour to begin the practice of daylight saving time. In 19...

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

Naveed Delrooz, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under News

The shriveling grass and dying trees in California backyards as a result of ongoing drought in California has given environmental communities the urge to teach the public how to preserve water. On Wednesday, March 1 at the Millbrae Library, members of the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association...

California State Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

California State Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News

The clang of aluminum Sprite cans and the crinkle of loose Doritos bags are familiar sounds to volunteers at the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.   The CSPF Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provides opportunities for California residents to do somethin...

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