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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...

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It's no secret that California has a water problem, and new amendments hijacking a water bill have brought the issue to surface once more.

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

"Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving." These are the inspiring words of the woman who has only been known as "Emily Doe," but whose story caused the change of rape laws in California. On...

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016


Filed under News

Lawmakers in California voted unanimously to pass a law imposing a mandatory three-year sentence upon anyone convicted of rape using force. This bill comes in response to the controversial Stanford rape case. In March of 2016, Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault and...

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Justin Som, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under News

Supporters of the block against a California vaccine law were met with heavy defeat on Aug. 26 as federal judge Dana Sabraw ruled to uphold California's current standing on the law. In July 2016, the vaccine law was updated with a new article that no longer allowed families with personal or religious...

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Plastic. Plastic everywhere. On the corner of every street, in every single trashcan, on the shelves of every store. Plastic is everywhere, so why do some people insist that we need more plastic? In 2016, the Californian state passed a new law in an attempt to help the environment: no store in...

California Senate passes restricting vaccine bill

California Senate passes restricting vaccine bill

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

California is now one of three states that has elected that vaccine exemptions based on religious or personal preferences are no longer legal. In Sacramento on April 23, 2015, the California senate voted 25-10 to pass the measure SB 277 after compromising on minor issues. Democratic Sen. Richard...

Israel shares its water-saving strategies with California

Israel shares its water-saving strategies with California

Victor Li, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Campus

"Israel no longer has a water shortage," said Uri Shani, a Hebrew University professor and former director of the Israel Water Authority. Yet only six years ago, Israel was in a dire drought similar to that of California's, and from its experience Israel has developed a number of water-saving techniques...

California expects the driest summer yet

California expects the driest summer yet

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under News

California is in for the driest summer in years. Sierra Nevada Mountains’ snowfall has only reached 5 percent of annual averages. This week, California water officials preformed one of their regular measurements of the state’s snowpack and confirmed that it is drastically lower than of other...

California drought reaches an executive level

California drought reaches an executive level

Taran Sun, Staff Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order Wednesday, April 1 implementing mandatory water reductions across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent. This order was prompted by record low snow pack levels caused by California's devastating drought. "Today we are standing on dry...

Implementation of new California water restrictions starting in April

Implementation of new California water restrictions starting in April

Victor Li, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

Restrictions have been imposed on many aspects of life from movie theaters and club entrances, to driving and voting. Yet, rarely do we hear about restrictions on water. Water is a necessity to life as well as one of the most basic human needs, and that's exactly why California is passing new water...

Find volunteering opportunities at the California Scholarship Foundation Club

Find volunteering opportunities at the California Scholarship Foundation Club

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015


Filed under Top News

Looking for a scholarship? Interested in volunteering for your community? Carlmont's California Scholarship Foundation Club (CSF) is a club that provides the chance to do both of these. CSF is a widely known club that allows dedicated students to be able to earn scholarships in return for community...

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