Ridgecrest Earthquake shakes up Garlock Fault and community

The 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude Ridgecrest earthquakes that occurred earlier this month  were the largest earthquakes in Southern California in two  decades. These earthquakes caused the Garlock Fault to  slide for the first time in recorded history. Some scientists speculate that this movement could potentially trigger the next California earthquake with a magnitude in the 8 range, colloquially […]

City attorney petitions for dispersed flight path, reduced noise pollution in Studio City

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer issued a formal request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Oct. 18, demanding that, within the next 30 days, the organization enforce the airplane departure procedures implemented at the Hollywood Burbank Airport in 2017. The original departure procedures called for a dispersed route, in which all airplanes leaving […]

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Upper school students skipped class to join the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, raising their voices against lack of government and business action regarding the climate crisis. Participants of the strike urged leaders to take meaningful initiative in order to help the environment, according to the Los […]

Locals oppose new plans to expand Burbank airport

As part of their ongoing protest regarding recently increased air traffic, Los Angeles residents submitted comprehensive comments to the Federal Aviation Administration opposing its plans to expand the Bob Hope “Hollywood Burbank” Airport terminal March 1.  More than 1,600 residents have also signed an online petition created by Studio City for Quiet Skies, an organization […]

State halts high-speed railroad plan

With roughly 120 miles of track already under construction in the Central Valley of California, Governor Gavin Newsom decided to halt plans to build a high-speed railroad that would have spanned from Los Angeles to San Francisco. “The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long,” Newsom said during his first […]

Locals oppose new housing legislation

In response to a housing-shortage bill passed in the state Senate on Dec. 3, some homeowners in the San Fernando Valley are voicing opposition. Members of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association are communicating with other representatives to create a unified response against SB-50, a bill that seeks to promote denser and more affordable housing in […]

State to promote media literacy

State to promote media  literacy

Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of students’ method of free expression and a broader interpretation of the First Amendment in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, California lawmakers agreed to implement media literacy education to support students’ free speech against the growing threats of misinformation […]

Nonbinary genders to be shown on Calif. licenses

Individuals applying for a driver license in California can self-certify their gender category as male, female or nonbinary as of Jan. 1. Driver licenses will be marked with an “X” for those who do not identify as male or female. This law also extends to birth certificates. California is one of the few states, including […]

City allows vendors to sell on street

Following a unanimous vote, Los Angeles City Council decided to officially legalize street vending for 2019. The street vendors’ advocation and aid from groups such as the East Los Angeles Community Corporation finally paid off and the implementation of the law began Jan. 1, according to the Los Angeles Times. For decades now, there has […]

New wildfire regulations to be implemented

In an effort to prevent  the wildfires that occurred last November from happening again, California state government implemented new regulations for wildfire safety and funding that took effect Jan. 1. There are two important regulations that impact California residents, according to the Los Angeles Times. New garage doors installed as of this summer are required to have a […]

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