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New law calls for free menstrual products in state schools, universities

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 becomes first state to require gender-neutral toy aisles

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 leads the nation with stealthing legislation

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.

L.A. marijuana cases set to be dismissed

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.

Pending state law would end use of misleading recycling symbols

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.

Money spent on recall could have been better used

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.

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