Proposition 3 to increase taxes for Californians

October 26, 2018

By Michael Dominguez Californians will have to look closely at Proposition 3 as the ballot day is getting closer. Prop. 3 is a water bond that will invest $8.877 billion dollars in California water infrastructure. This will include safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management implementation, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, infrastructure repair, and many other water programs. It sounds like a great water bond but it is not the right…

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Test strips bring awareness to fentanyl-laced drugs

October 21, 2018

By Miguel Barragan The public should be aware of the lethal substance fentanyl that is found in drug batches all across the globe. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is estimated to be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine even in tiny doses. Two milligrams of the substance is enough to kill most people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were nearly 30,000 overdose deaths in…

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Presidential alert seeks to warn of emergencies via technology

October 19, 2018

By Melody Ortiz Cell phones interrupted morning classes on Oct. 3 with a presidential alert test. The alert read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” Though many are uncomfortable with the alert and what it will bring, it is a good thing to have no matter which president is in the White House. It is important for people to look into…

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Letter to the Editor

I appreciate the paper calling on students to be active in the political process, however, I do not appreciate such a one-sided presentation of Proposition 10. The writer of the article cited ballotpedia (a wiki) for arguments in support of prop. 10 and a pro prop. 10 website for arguments against it. In the spirit of supporting a knowledge-based community, I call upon research and facts. Research conducted by the…

October 18, 2018
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Prop. 12 helps caged animals

October 15, 2018

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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Prop. 10 threatens property owners

October 14, 2018

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,…

October 13, 2018
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Proposal threatens environmental regulations on automobiles

By Anthony Aguilar The Trump administration proposed a plan that would make automobile manufacturers not required to make cars and trucks more fuel efficient every year, starting 2020. The administration’s proposal says, “Automakers would only have to produce cars that achieve a real-world average of about 29 miles a gallon from 2021 to 2025.” This will take the standard that we have now, which is 43 miles a gallon, and…

October 8, 2018
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Mental health services offer help to students

By Miguel Barragan Mental health services are more important than ever, after new international survey revealed one third of college freshman suffer from mental health symptoms. The World Health Organization’s World Mental Health International College Student Initiative, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology on Sept. 13, had over 13,000 students from nineteen colleges in eight countries, including Mexico and the U.S., participate. Researchers found 35 percent of students reported…

October 7, 2018
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Voters should defeat permanent daylight savings time

October 6, 2018

By Kaleen Luu Voters at the California general election on Nov. 6 should vote no to Proposition 7 and say yes to keeping daylight saving time as it is. If the measure passes, it would mean permanently putting the state out of sync with the rest of the country. True, there would no longer be a need to change our clocks every other season, but really, the minor inconvenience twice…

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