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Gun reform to regulate ammo

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
November 3
Filed under Spotlight

On Tuesday, voters will decide on gun control legislation that will require people purchasing ammunition to undergo the same background checks as those buying firearms. A yes on Proposition 63 will close the exemption made in 2000, banning large capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding mor...

Bond aims to fund projects

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

California voters will have to decide if K-12, universities and community colleges need $9 billion in state funding to be used for construction projects on campuses. Proposition 51 is the first education bond to make it to the ballot through a petition signed by registered voters. According to the...

Bilingualism debated

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

If California’s Proposition 58 passes on Tuesday students will have the option to receive bilingual education in public schools. Proposition 58 would repeal Proposition 227. It would no longer require K-12 English as second language students to take English-only education classes. Schools would ...

Proposition 60 poses mandatory condoms in porn

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Adult film performers and producers in California could see stronger regulation and an expansion on safe sex practices as Proposition 60 hits ballots and will be voted on Nov. 8. Proposition 60 will require adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse scenes. In additio...

Proposition 61 lowers pharmaceutical drugs costs

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
November 3
Filed under Spotlight

Proposition 61 attempts to forcibly reduce the price of medication for citizens by capping the maximum a state agency can pay for drugs to the lowest price negotiated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the drug in question. This imposes no direct restrictions of pharmaceutical companies, and would re...

Cannabis legalization to create tax, revenue

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Californians will have the opportunity on Tuesday to vote to legalize the recreational use of cannabis with a yes vote on Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which hopes to increase tax revenue to the state through sales of the controversial plant. In 1996 California vot...

Hold your nose and vote for freedom

Hold your nose and vote for freedom

By Benjamin Basham, News Editor
November 3
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

In this election, Hillary Clinton is the chosen face of the enemy. She represents the political hegemony, the corporations, the lobby groups, the foreign powers, and the corrupt institutions of our own country that slowly steal our ability to even resist them. Regardless of his dubious policies and nox...

Legalization to end decades of bias

Legalization to end decades of bias

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under Forum, Spotlight

Proposition 64 is on California’s November ballot which, if passed, will legalize, regulate and decriminalize the use of marijuana throughout the Golden State. Trying to legalize marijuana in the state that was the first to make cannabis legal for medical uses seems like an easy task, but the oppo...

Corporate greed muddies flowers

Corporate greed muddies flowers

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 3
Filed under Forum, Spotlight

Ending the prohibition of cannabis is inevitable in California, but it should not be forced. Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana among people who are at least 21 years old through Proposition 64 does not justify the creation of another tobacco industry. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA),...

Stand up for your ideals

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 3
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

Our democracy has been compromised. We are living in a time in which the best presidential candidates our primary election process could produce are a lying career politician and a corrupt real estate mogul. It is the most important election cycle in our history as a nation, and we are told to vote...

Election cycle exposes gender biases

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 3
Filed under Spotlight

The arena of politics is known to be a man’s place. But with a woman candidate running for president of the U.S., women are being constantly reminded of the struggles of being a woman. “A lot of men think a women can’t run for president of the United States. They wonder why a woman is even running f...

Presidential candidates ignore policies in final debate

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under Spotlight

Community Organizing and Political Action club President Alex Griffin Walker, Inter-Club Council (ICC) Chairperson Jose Arebalo and Treasurer Raquel Garcia organized a presidential debate viewing and pizza party in the Fireside Hall on Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The club provided Little Caesars pizza and s...

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