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Elon Musk to Move Companies Out of California Over New SAFETY Act

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*Elon Musk plans to relocate SpaceX headquarters from California, citing a new state law that he claims is “attacking both families and companies.” The billionaire tech giant announced on X (formerly Twitter) that he intends to pull his companies out of the state in response to new legislation that California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed into […]

NO! Mcdonald’s Is Not Shutting Down in California

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*Recently, misinformation about McDonald’s closures has spread on social media, including the rumor that the chain is shutting down its California locations. As Dexerto reports, there is no evidence that even one store is shutting down in the state. This rumor began after several articles discussed franchisee struggles because of the California’s new $20 minimum […]

California Bans Reusable Plastic Bags

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*California lawmakers recently approved two bills banning grocery and convenience stores statewide from offering reusable plastic bags. Advocates of the bills, AB2236 and SB1053, argue that these measures haven’t been sufficient to combat plastic pollution in the state, KTLA reports. Sen. Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas) authored SB 1053. In a statement, she acknowledged that California’s initial […]

California Moves Closer to Formal Apology for Slavery After Unanimous Assembly Vote | VIDEO

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*California is moving towards officially apologizing for the horrors African Americans endured during chattel slavery after the State Assembly voted unanimously to approve Assembly Bill (AB) 3089 on May 16. Authored by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), the “California Apology Act for the Perpetration of Gross Human Rights Violations” sailed through the Assembly with a […]

Is Your Water Safe to Drink? – The Journal of Steffanie Rivers | WATCH

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*The human body is made of at least 50% water. We drink it, bathe in it, and use it to grow food and other products. As plentiful as this natural resource might seem, clean drinking water has become scarce, because of high levels of toxins. That’s dangerous for people in general, especially for developing children […]

New Law Requires California Retailers to Sell Gender-Neutral Toys

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*A new California law requires major retailers to have gender-neutral toy aisles. The so-called “progressive” state became the first in the nation to adopt such a law, CNN reports.  According to the bill, retailers with 500 or more employees across all department stores in the state that sell childcare items or toys must now sell […]

California Awaits Gov. Newsom’s Approval on Ebony Alert Bill for Missing Black Youth

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*California’s state legislature has approved the Ebony Alert bill, which would allocate the necessary resources to locate missing Black youth and women.  State Senator Steven Bradford introduced the bill in March and the legislation is awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom. The goal of the bill is to address the “often ignored or lack […]

Fast Food Workers in California Could Get $20 an Hour

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*More than a million fast food and healthcare workers in California are set to get raises after labor unions struck a deal earlier this week. By 2024, most of California’s 500,000 fast-food workers will earn at least $20 per hour, as part of a new bill, USA Today reports. Over the next 10 years, healthcare workers’ […]

College Now Completely Free for Foster Youth in California | Video

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*Legislation signed into law this week will allow foster children and teens in California to attend state and community colleges free of charge. As KTLA reports, the new Fostering Futures program will pay for foster youth to attend a California State University, University of California, or a community college, according to state Sen. Angelique Ashby’s […]

California Bill Would Require Judges to Consider Race When Sentencing Prisoners

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*A California bill would require judges to consider a person’s race when deciding how long they should spend in prison. Bill 852 was quietly introduced earlier this year by Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, the Democratic chair of the California Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, Fox News reports. Assembly members passed the legislation in May, and the […]