A new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has made its way to at least three states in the United States after its first confirmed case was detected on Nov. 29 from a man who traveled from South Africa back to California. It has also been identified in over 30 countries.
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An amendment to the California Education Code, the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021 was signed into law on October 8, requiring that free menstrual products be available in all public schools from grades six to 12, as well as at all Cal States, UCs and community colleges across the state.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill, AB-1084 into law, which requires large retailers to provide gender-neutral toy sections. California is the first state to adopt such a law.
California became the first state in the union to make stealthing, the nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex, illegal on Oct. 8. It was approved by the California State Legislature without opposition.
According to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, Los Angeles County is set to dismiss about 60,000 marijuana convictions in the upcoming months. The final step is to consider damages caused by narcotics enforcements before California voted to decriminalize marijuana.
A pending law, which would prohibit the deceptive use of recycling symbols and green terms such as recyclable or environmentally friendly on containers that are not truly green, was approved by state legislators this month and is expected to be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom soon.
Now that Gavin Newsom has taken back the reins from what could have been the end of his career as governor of California, residuals from the process have become more apparent as the expenditures of the recall election become more clear.
The eviction moratorium in California is set to end Sept. 30 with no plan to extend it, putting many at risk of eviction during a pandemic.
The lack of COVID-19 vaccinations among high school students in California is disappointing. While 69% of all Californians have received at least one dose, according to USAFacts, that number is only 9.45% for 12-17 year olds.
The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom has become a critical election for the citizens of California as it will determine the future of the state in multiple ways.