PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

Photo Credit: Zoe Lusk
December 1, 2019

Recent dry and windy conditions in the Bay Area have led to PG&E cutting power to millions of people. Since mid-October, there have been multiple fires in the Bay Area, ranging from smaller fires that...

Urban recognizes M&Ms on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Image of a jar of M&Ms. Illustration credit: Loki Olin.
November 27, 2019

On October 14, 2019, The Urban School of San Francisco gathered together in an all-school meeting and celebrated National M&M Day. Even though the state of California recognized that day as Indigenous...

Achieving press but not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

States with the death penalty. Source: deathpenaltyinfo.org. Infographic credit: Kian Nassre.
May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this suspension remains unprecedented,...

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Illustration of signs by protestors in the Oakland teacher strikes, by Loki Olin, Features Editor
May 7, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would...

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Digitally modified photograph of members of the freshman class of Congress pose for a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.
February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the...

LegendCast: The end of daylight saving time in California

Royalty free photo of a micriphone and audio being edited, courtesy of Pexals.
January 10, 2019

Do you know why we have daylight saving time? Do you know what it is? Do you know that California might be getting rid of it?  If you answered no to any of those questions (or even if you answered yes),...

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