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Initiative promotes transparency in insurance rates

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 29, 2014
Filed under News, Spotlight

In order to gauge who benefits the most from a particular proposition, it should be the duty of any informed voter to see where the funding comes from. In the case of Proposition 45, the Healthcare Insurance Rate Change Initiative Statute, it is evident what side of the vote corporate money is behind. The...

Proposition to relocate casino to central valley

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
October 29, 2014
Filed under News, Spotlight

A “yes” vote on Proposition 48 will approve a 2,000-slot machine casino in Madera County. If approved, the Wiyot Tribe will build the first 2,000-slot machine casino in California. This would increase the volume of gambling possible in a given casino in the state because casinos in California...

Reducing crime penalties

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
October 29, 2014
Filed under News, Spotlight

Proposition 47 may allow for reduced penalties for those who have committed and been sentenced for misdemeanor crimes, if approved by voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 state elections. If this proposition were to receive sufficient votes in its favor, then those serving sentences for non-serious and nonviolent...

Shoreline undergoes revival

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor
October 29, 2014
Filed under News, Spotlight

RICHMOND — A former U.S. Navy fuel depot and home to Winehaven winery and town, the expansive shoreline named Point Molate, has a new cleanup underway for an 11-acre contamination area. Point Molate and Point Molate Beach Park are located on the San Pablo Peninsula, 1.5 miles north of the Richmond-San...

Rally to end police brutality highlights nationwide activism

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under News, Spotlight

OAKLAND — Resident Joey Johnson was arrested for his participation in a peaceful protest with city residents in objection to the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. “It can’t be the case that black people have to go through this alone,” Johnson said refe...

Program offers aid, guidance

By Mayra Garcia, staff writer/ illustrator
October 22, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

The Disabled Students Programs and Services Office provides the extra support needed for students with physical and psychological disabilities. DSPS helps increase opportunities for students throughout the semester by providing guidance through programs and an array of support services. Though DSPS o...

A garden of education

A garden of education

By Manning Peterson, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Spotlight

“Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy we’re living today.” — Barack Obama Education is a reciprocal progressive process which involves the student cautiously cultivating, developing and refining every level of life for an entire lifetime. The more you learn, the...

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