Charissa Graves | Banner | Ballots were mailed to many California residents as the recall election draws near.

Gov. Newsom prevails after long-awaited recall election

California voted against removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office on Sept. 14, after a 19-month recall effort. A petition to recall the 40th governor of California, began circulating throughout the state in February 2020.  The petition collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election three years into Newsom’s four-year term.  There were 46 candidates running […]

Courtesy of Molly Enns | Nursing students do hands-on learning by administering blood work to to a specially made dummy arm. These skills can be useful in administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Students give COVID-19 vaccines

California Baptist University nursing students have been volunteering at local hospitals to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. According to a CBU press release, more than 70 students have volunteered at four different hospitals: Parkview Community Hospital, Riverside Medical Clinic, Corona Regional Medical Center and Redlands Community Hospital. Dr. Karen Bradley, dean of the College of Nursing, has […]

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Riverside County moves into red tier

Riverside County officially shifted from the purple tier down to the red tier of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan March 17. This means that Riverside County can begin reopening businesses at 25% capacity, or 100 guests maximum. Included in these businesses are churches, movie theaters and restaurants with indoor dining. Brooke […]

Ivania Montes | Banner | The Shepherds Church in Woodland Hills worships inside, following social distancing and wearing masks.

Local churches open indoors

The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot ban indoor worship services in a 6-3 decision on Feb. 5. This decision was in response to the state’s earlier prohibition of indoor worship services in counties in the purple tier, the category with the most restrictions in the state’s four-tier system for reopening. Before the court decision, […]

Courtesy of Zachary LaGuardia | Zachary LaGuardia, the creator of Kits with Kindness, stands with volunteers who work diligently to make kits for the homeless.

Athletics ticketing director starts community nonprofit

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged in early 2020, California Baptist University gave issued a work-from-home order. Having to work from home and with fewer sports games going on, Zack LaGuardia, director of ticketing and sales of CBU athletics, had more time on his hands to help the community. LaGuardia started a non profit called Kits […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | A riverside home touts political signage, exemplifying support for the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign.

Governor recall campaign grows in state

An ongoing campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom claims to have collected over 1.2 million petition signatures in support of the recall effort, according to the Recall Gavin 2020 website. In California, voters can recall state and local officials before the next election cycle. The process requires the proponents of the recall to file and […]