Newsom Orders that California Residents must Shelter in Place

Written by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) As of March 18th, 2020, Santa Cruz County has been ordered to stay home to prevent the spread of the known COVID-19 virus. The shelter in place requires citizens to stay at home and only go out if they really need to. The order is a  legal order issued … More Newsom Orders that California Residents must Shelter in Place

California Counties Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

Story by Tasia Lundberg (News Writer) People old and young are sick, schools are closing, the population is slowly declining. Globally 98,090 are confirmed to be infected while there is a total of 3,198 deaths. What is causing this sickness and why? This is no illness coming out of a horror movie, this outbreak is … More California Counties Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

After November Rampage, Camp Fire Leaves Thousands of Acres Devastated and 85 Dead

The Camp Fire, which caused incredible destruction throughout November, is now 100% contained, and the number of missing persons has dropped to 25. The fire, now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, torched 153,336 square acres, burned the town of Paradise to the ground, killed at least 85 people, and turned 13,000 … More After November Rampage, Camp Fire Leaves Thousands of Acres Devastated and 85 Dead

Shooting in Thousand Oaks Leaves Twelve Dead, Thousands Mourning

Did you know that there have been over 300 mass shootings across the country in this year alone? There have been a total of 307 mass shootings of 2018, many of these incidences having an average of five to six deaths; however, the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California was recorded as the deadliest … More Shooting in Thousand Oaks Leaves Twelve Dead, Thousands Mourning

43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

An announcement for an investigation was made on November 20 by The Food and Drug Administration of a multiple state outbreak of the E. coli illnesses, that was most likely linked to romaine lettuce. After Canada’s similar situation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and The Public Health Agency of Canada also started investigating the same … More 43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

Sexual Assault Victims Share their #WhyIdidn’tReport Stories on Twitter

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, 1 out of every 6 women have been a victim of an attempted or committed rape in the United States. 1 in 10 rape victims will be men and while those numbers don’t seem very high, since 1998, 2.78 million men have been victims of attempted or … More Sexual Assault Victims Share their #WhyIdidn’tReport Stories on Twitter

Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Chill Sessions

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy which has helped pave a road towards states legalizing marijuana. Sessions revoked the Cole Memo only days after a recreational marijuana market opened up in California, throwing the state for a loop. Sessions has been the 84th Attorney General of the … More Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Chill Sessions

Bay Area Heat Wave Hits Record Breaking Temperatures

The San Lorenzo Valley is no stranger to extreme heat, but during Labor Day weekend the temperature reached numbers that can not be ignored. An extreme heat wave arrived to the Bay Area Thursday afternoon and persisted in its scorching temperatures until late Monday evening. The height of the temperature this weekend was a blistering … More Bay Area Heat Wave Hits Record Breaking Temperatures

Bay Area Heat Wave Hits Record Breaking Temperatures

The San Lorenzo Valley is no stranger to extreme heat, but during Labor Day weekend the temperature reached numbers that can not be ignored. An extreme heat wave arrived in the Bay Area Thursday afternoon and persisted in its scorching temperatures until late Monday evening. The height of the temperature this weekend was a blistering … More Bay Area Heat Wave Hits Record Breaking Temperatures

Lake Oroville spillage causes immense damage to Northern California

  With all of the rain that has hit California in the past few months, containing all of the water, through the use of dams and other resources, has been difficult for California workers. One of the biggest issues is Lake Oroville, which became so full that the dam gates were opened and the spillways … More Lake Oroville spillage causes immense damage to Northern California

Storms wreck havoc on once drought-ridden Northern California

After years of a sustained drought, some of California’s strongest storms in years have moved into the state this winter. The Bay Area has experienced a particularly wet winter, but the Santa Cruz Mountains have likely been hit the hardest by all of the storms. Crews hired by Santa Cruz County on Friday scrambled to … More Storms wreck havoc on once drought-ridden Northern California

Women’s March takes place across nation

“Not our president” signs wave proudly and determinedly in the stark breeze on January 21, 2017, as more than three million men and women from around the globe participate in this impactful movement against America’s current leader. It all started out with a facebook post, created just after Hillary Clinton’s defeat to Donald Trump in … More Women’s March takes place across nation

Silicon Valley businesses boycott “Muslim Registry”

Donald Trump made many shocking promises during his campaign for the presidency, by far one of the most noteworthy and baleful being his threat to impose obligatory registration for Muslims in the United States. In the US, demographics create a very obvious relation between Muslim Americans and employment in the tech industry, due to the … More Silicon Valley businesses boycott “Muslim Registry”

Colin Kaepernick has Been Taking a Seat During National Anthem

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” quotes Colin Kaepernick on why he didn’t stand for the national anthem at the preseason game in August. Kaepernick has been sitting, or kneeling, in his games this season to make … More Colin Kaepernick has Been Taking a Seat During National Anthem

California drought and high heat brings about large forest fires across state

What would you do if you got a call from the state informing you you had to evacuate your house immediately? This is the call over 80,000 people from San Bernardino County got during the week of the Blue Cut Fire. In the early morning of August 16, 2016 a fire was started from an … More California drought and high heat brings about large forest fires across state

Rain from El Niño less than expected, CA still suffering from a drought

At the beginning of the rainy season this past winter, the hopes of a strong El Niño to bring California out of its drought were soaring. Sadly, the El Nino didn’t live up to the expectations. Many didn’t take into account the erosion, flooding and other natural disaster. Some disasters include the massive storm in … More Rain from El Niño less than expected, CA still suffering from a drought