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 […]

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California prepares to end sale of gas-powered cars

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sept. 23 that California will transition completely to the sale of new zero-emission vehicles rather than gas-powered cars and passenger trucks by 2035. This executive order aims to reduce California’s contribution to climate change while maintaining economic progress and jobs.  Gas-powered vehicles rely on fossil fuels, meaning that when vehicles burn […]

Shabnam Shaikh | Banner | Paige, a hairdresser at Supercuts, asks Priscilla Pedrosa what hairstyle she would like.

California introduces new system for reopening

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new reopening plan for California on Aug. 28 after COVID-19 cases continued to rise during the first reopening attempt in June. The new plan introduced a four-tier, color-coded framework for counties to follow based upon the case rate and the number of positive COVID-19 tests.  The tiers indicate each county’s […]

Alex Ianonne | Banner | An abandoned van sits facing a smoldering pile of ashes that can be seen underneath an overpass.

Fires burn record-breaking levels of acreage across California

Roughly 7,452 fires have broken out across California in 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 18 as a result of severe wildfires. Following this announcement, the White House passed California’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration  on Aug. 22 to help support the state’s emergency response to the fire. […]