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California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

July 20, 2016

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November ballot, which aims to wean people off of smoking by almost tripling the tax on cigarette and tobacco...

Ley de California le clava aguijas a los niños

Ley de California le clava aguijas a los niños

Kali Persall,
Jefe de Redacción

July 13, 2016

Vacunarse o no vacunarse: Esa es la pregunta del año. La ley, temida por los padres en contra de las vacunas en todo el estado durante casi dos años, acaba de entrar en rigor, y es aterradora. El 30 de junio, California se convirtió oficialmente en el estado numero 18 en prohibirle a los padres...

California law needles kids

California law needles kids

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 13, 2016

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: That is the question of the year. The law that anti-vaccine parents across the state have been dreading for almost two years just went into effect, and it’s terrifying. On June 30, California officially became the third state to prohibit parents from exempting t...

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2016

In Oct. 2015, California voters passed the End of Life Option Act that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law. That law went into effect on June 9, which grants terminally ill California residents the option to end their own lives. California joins Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington as the fifth state t...

California cracks down on hoverboards

California cracks down on hoverboards

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016

The hoverboard craze exploded in 2015 and the motorized devices were one of the hottest gift items during the holiday season. However, new owners of the boards in California will have to adhere to several new laws or risk being ticketed. California lawmakers put several restrictions on the devices...

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