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‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The sun may have been setting, but the people were just beginning to rise. On Thursday, Nov. 8, protesters gathered at Courthouse Square in Redwood City at 5 p.m. as part of a nationwide protest against President Donald Trump forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. “People are he...

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 ...

Journalism is under attack

Journalism is under attack

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under News

“Journalism is under attack,” said Lata Nott (Executive Director and the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center, Washington D.C.), Jim Dale (Marketing Director at the University of North Texas), Houston Public Media, the Washington Post, and others. Journalism is under attack as student...

Women’s Boot Camp encourages female participation in law enforcement

Women’s Boot Camp encourages female participation in law enforcement

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under News

Law enforcement can be considered a male-dominated career, so many women even today find infiltrating that work environment to be a daunting task. To combat these feelings, the San Mateo County (SMC) Sheriff's Office holds a Women's Boot Camp every year, helping women to earn a place in their workforce. This year's...

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...

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

In 1994, 7-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and killed. She was living in New Jersey when Jesse Timmendequas, a known sex offender, moved into the house across the street without the knowledge of her family. At the time, there was no law that allowed the public to know about the whereabouts o...

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