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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. […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | California Baptist University seeks to use renewable energy by placing solar panels on top of several buildings, including the new East Parking Structure. The solar panels work to help light the parking structure at all times of the day

Housing costs may rise under new California energy mandate

A new California solar mandate will take effect in January 2020 that requires all newly constructed California homes containing less than three stories to be built with a solar energy system. The California solar mandate was first approved by the California Building Standards Commission in December 2018. This new solar standard aims to help California […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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Combating The California Housing Crisis

In the 1980s, it was predominantly low-income, middle-aged adults struggling to find a place to settle down. Almost 40 years later, it is now college graduates.  Many have high-paying jobs after college but are unable to find an affordable place to live in a state with the world’s fifth-largest economy. Experts attribute this to the […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Skylar Holder, senior health science major, immortalizes Disneyland's newest attraction the Millennium Falcon Ride in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge met with low turnout

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, better known as Batuu, has been open at California’s  Disneyland since May 31. With attendance much lower than expected, it feels as if some frequent park goers may not find Batuu appealing. The latest addition to the popular theme park has not been popular for a number of reasons, which makes […]