Prop. 12 helps caged animals

By Michael Dominguez California voters should vote yes on Proposition 12, which will require specific farm animals to be cage free. These animals include egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, and calves used for veal. These animals spend most of their lives in the same small cage every day. While in these cages, they eat, sleep, and defecate. Hens also lay their eggs in the same cage. No animal should be in…

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Clean energy moves forward

By Miguel Barragan  Much-needed clean energy initiatives were signed into law following Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Brown signed SB-100 on Sept. 10, the same day he signed the EO. Like the EO, the bill establishes that 100 percent of all electricity in California by the end of 2045 must be achieved through renewable and zero-carbon energy resources. The end goal of the bill…

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Prop. 10 threatens property owners

By Jerry Flores Voters should vote no on Proposition 10 in the California general election on Nov. 6. The new proposition, supported by the Democratic party, seeks to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Act, which has been active since 1995. “The Costa-Hawkins Rental Act is a statute that limits the rent control in California and establishes that cities cannot enact rent control on housing occupied after February 1, 1995,” according to…

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Legalization finally comes to street vendors

By Michael Barragan Governor Jerry Brown’s approval of Senate Bill 946 on Sept. 17 is a step in the right direction for street vendors in California. The bill will change the law to legalize street vending in California, something that should have been done long ago. The law will allow for those with previous street vending convictions and pending citations to petition for dismissal. Under the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act,…

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