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Keep COM and Carry On

Keep COM and Carry On

By Ephets Head

May 2, 2019

On October 13, 2017, former California governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 19, which allowed California students to attend their first year of community college for free. With the creation of the “California College Promise” program, any student who submits a fee waiver application and enro...

Mill Valley Marijuana Regulations

Mill Valley Marijuana Regulations

By Camille Howard

October 31, 2017

By January of 2018, the City of Mill Valley must establish a local cannabis (marijuana) ordinance, or else they have to comply with state regulations which legalize medical and recreational distribution. The Mill Valley Planning Commission is currently holding meetings to decide on whether to allow o...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

By Sarah Stone

March 18, 2017

Imagine if you were told to go into a bathroom of a gender that you don’t identify with? So a female would have to go into the men’s restroom and a male would have to go into a women’s restroom. Imagine that feeling. You could feel uncomfortable, scared, or confused. That may be what it feels like...

CAHSEE Suspended for Three Years

CAHSEE Suspended for Three Years

By Kate Finn

November 5, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 172 on October 7, which allows students who completed all graduation requirements but failed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to receive diplomas.  The bill takes effect in January 2016, and suspends the test until the 2018-2019 school y...

California Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions

California Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions

By Nate Vogel

April 10, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions to help with the ongoing drought crisis during his speech at the annual snowpack measuring in the Sierra Nevada on April 1. This is the first time in California’s history that mandatory water restrictions have been imposed. Through...

Hawk Talk: Gay-Straight Therapy

Hawk Talk: Gay-Straight Therapy

By Sonja Hutson

November 1, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill outlawing gay-straight therapy for minors in California on September 30. Gay-straight therapy entails attempting to change the sexual orientation of an individual by meeting with a therapist who develops a treatment plan. California State Senator Ted Lieu, who sponsored...