Tag: Gavin Newsom

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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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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Riverside City College prepares for new CSU requirement

By Cheetara Piry Riverside City College is working to include an ethnic studies discipline in its catalogue by fall 2021 despite a state-imposed time crunch. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the ethnic studies requirement for California State University graduation into law Aug. 17, making California the first state to do so. The CSU Board of Trustees

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Opinion: Just wear a mask

By Chloe Hunter Riverside county has reentered the purple tier and infection rates are widespread throughout the county.  The Blueprint for a Safer Economy put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom categorizes levels of infection by county and comes with restrictions depending on infection levels.  Wearing masks irresponsibly has played a part in Riverside County’s

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Riverside Community College District’s new budget aims to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

By Erik Galicia The Riverside Community College District has reduced spending in order to mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. The new budget, unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 20, does not reflect the cuts previously proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The state faced a $54.3 billion deficit earlier this year, but

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County, state prepare for mail-in voting

By Rolinda Espinoza COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things this year. Voting is no exception. Some states have implemented measures intended to increase mail voting in the upcoming election, which will be held Nov. 3. Some residents of Riverside County who have never voted with absentee ballots are now relying

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State sees decrease in reported child abuse

By Aniela Russo California has experienced a drop in reported cases of child abuse in the foster care system since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.  Children are not in school, so most mandated reporters such as police, teachers, counselors, doctors and nurses are unable to make reports or observe physical or psychological

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Riverside County Board of Supervisors votes against defying state on reopening businesses

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted against a fast-tracked timeline to reopen businesses before Halloween and bypass state guidelines. Supervisor Jeff Hewitt first presented the plan Sept. 22, but it required further revision and was rescheduled for discussion Oct. 6.  The proposal was rejected 4-1, with only Hewitt dissenting.  The board

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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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Riverside County seeks to bypass state’s reopening guidelines

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would  bypass California’s state guidelines and proceed to reopen the county’s economy by Nov. 3. They will revisit the proposal Oct. 6. “I would love to open everything up tomorrow,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. “But that’s not the way the

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