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ScotSkim: fire

ScotSkim: fire

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

California burns up from fires in north and south Infamous for its sunny days and sandy beaches, the Golden State is gaining a new meaning, as fire rages through both its northern and southern ends. With Camp Fire blazing in the north and the Woolsey Fire burning through the south, the entire state is crippled by tragedy and debilitating air quality. According to ...

California takes steps to require solar panels on all new homes

California takes steps to require solar panels on all new homes

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


Filed under News

New refrigerator? Check. New couch? Check. New solar panels? Potentially. On Wed. May 8, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted 5-0 to recommend energy efficiency standards to the state building regulations, which would require solar panels to be put on all new homes built after Jan. 1, 2...

California enacts automatic voter pre-registration

California enacts automatic voter pre-registration

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under News

Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law a bill that automatically pre-registers all voting-eligible 16 and 17-year-olds to vote when they receive a California Driver’s License or California State I.D. Brown signed this bill into law on Feb. 28, which was written by Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty ...

Senator Dianne Feinstein lacks support of California Democratic Party in re-election

Senator Dianne Feinstein lacks support of California Democratic Party in re-election

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under News

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking re-election to her fifth term in the U.S. Senate, but this time, she lacks the support of the California Democratic Party. At the annual convention of the California Democratic party that occurred on Feb. 26, only 37 percent of the delegates supported backin...

California flu season deadliest in a decade

California flu season deadliest in a decade

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under News

Every year, the flu virus evolves, and this year's flu season is proving to be one of the most deadly in recent years. “This appears to be one of the worst seasons we’ve had in the last 10 years,” state epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said in a call with Los Angeles Times reporters. “We’re early, and we’re trending up.” San Jose ...

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News

When one thinks of the California fires, not many people would associate it with the loss of music teachers' studios and collections. This is why the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) are organizing a drive for unused music to donate to teachers who lost their own music collections i...

San Carlos School District participates in California ShakeOut

San Carlos School District participates in California ShakeOut

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Hundreds of San Carlos students dropped, covered, and waited as they participated in California’s Great ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 19 in The Great California ShakeOut. The Great California ShakeOut occurs annually to encourage emergency preparedness. It was established in response to the...

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...

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