Tag: California

OPINION: Gubernatorial recall election a waste of time and resources

By Daesha Gear The California gubernatorial recall of Gavin Newsom, which took place Sept. 14, ended with a whimper as the “no” votes won in a landslide at a ratio of 62.7%-37.3%. As predictable as the entire gubernatorial recall election of Newsom was, it was a complete waste of resources, time and money. At least

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EDITORIAL: Texas abortion law opens can of worms

The “heartbeat” bill has opened a can of worms that could potentially lead any state to enlist bounty hunters in order to circumvent the Constitution. Texas’ new abortion law, Senate Bill 8 or S.B.8, incentivizes their citizens to open a civil lawsuit against anybody who assists a person who receives an abortion after six weeks.

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State task force discusses equity in higher education

By Liv Pearson California’s Recovery with Equity Task Force held a briefing May 11 for student leaders on the Recovery with Equity Roadmap and discussed plans to achieve equity for students.  Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior policy advisor for higher education, Lande Ajose, who established the Recovery with Equity Task Force last summer, briefly expanded on the

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OPINION: State officials must address rampant child sex trafficking

By Paul Quick Homelessness, political recalls, smog and traffic: These issues are well known to any Californian. A lesser-known and more insidious problem may have escaped the attention of many Angelenos: California has a huge sex trafficking problem. All the more concerning is that California is a major hub for the trafficking of adolescents. According

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California Big City Mayors ask state for largest homelessness solutions investment in US history

By Erik Galicia A coalition of mayors of California’s 13 largest cities are asking the state’s leadership to commit $20 billion over the next five years to address homelessness. If approved in the state budget, it would be the largest monetary commitment to tackling homelessness in the country’s history. The group, Big City Mayors, urged

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Workers react to moving into the orange tier

By Isabel Whitsett Riverside County has moved into the orange tier and, while worry lingers, many workers are looking forward to more hours on the clock. The orange tier allows some indoor business operations to open with modifications.  The moderate risk level lessens capacity restrictions for most social settings, such as gyms and restaurants. There

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Communities across California unite to protect street vendors

By Jennipher Vasquez Communities across California have joined forces to safeguard street vendors in the wake of a recent homicide.  Lorenzo Perez, 45, worked as a street vendor in Fresno, California. He was approached by an 18-year-old male and shot in the head March 21.  The 18-year-old pretended he was going to buy something from

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Opinion: California living is too expensive

By Ashley Hayner Living in California is ridiculously overpriced  The more popular the state, the more crowded it gets.  People can’t seem to get enough of this all-around gorgeous state. I can’t blame them for it either. California is one of very few states where you can enjoy all four seasons in one day.  You

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Proposition 16 aims for affirmative action

By Chloe Hunter California voters will decide whether or not to lift the state’s ban on affirmative action in the public sector this year. Proposition 16, on the ballot this election,  attempts to balance the demographic representation of public workers by repealing a 1996 law that disallowed the public sector from affirmative action hiring practices.

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Propositions on the California ballot

Prop 14 A “yes” vote supports issuing $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which suspended new projects in 2019 due to low funds. No more than 7.5% of the bonds would be used on operation costs. Remaining funds would go toward research grants, trials, facility start-ups and stem

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