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Banning plastic bags for an efficient future

Abtin Mohammadi

November 18, 2014

One of the most recent environmental arguments in California relates to the signing of a statewide plastic bag ban in grocery stores that's drawn many challenges regarding its beneficial impacts and damages as well. According to the new law, plastic bags at grocery stores will no longer be available starting in July of next year and for everywhere else as of the following year. Als...

T-Shirts produced by San Diego Republic, a private venture of San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance M. Carroll and business partner public radio host Martha Barnette are displayed in Simply Local at the Headquarters at Seaport District. Photo credit: Troy Orem

Chancellor Carroll’s apparel

October 29, 2014

San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance M. Carroll has started a new personal project with close friend and public radio host Martha...

Bag the impractical ban

Aldo Ramírez

October 28, 2014

A new legislative bill in California will ban single-use carryout bags. As of July 1, 2015, large grocery chain stores and pharmacies will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout bags to customers, with the assumption that this ban will benefit the environment. A year later, on July 1, 2016, the ban will extend to convenience stores and liquor stores. Thanks to the signific...

Editorial: California says ‘no thanks’ to plastic bags

Torrey Spoerer

October 28, 2014

Ever since its invention in the mid 1960s by Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin, plastic bags were embraced by American shoppers as convenient, easily disposable one-time carryalls. That’s all about to change though for Californians statewide, after State Gov. Jerry Brown approved and signed State Bill SB-270 on Sept. 23. Starting in July 2015, large grocery stores, p...

Employees’ actions reflect on their employers

Kenan Jackson

October 14, 2014

With the boom in social media and other types of technologies, employers now have access to employee’s personal information that they could not have had 20 years ago.Many employers make their employees sign code of conduct contracts that state they can be held responsible for any inappropriate actions that take place inside and outside the workplace. An employee is a repr...

Employees’ actions reflect on their employers

Kenan Jackson

October 14, 2014

With the boom in social media and other types of technologies, employers now have access to employee’s personal information that they could not have had 20 years ago.Many employers make their employees sign code of conduct contracts that state they can be held responsible for any inappropriate actions that take place inside and outside the workplace. An employee is a repr...

Employees’ actions reflect on their employers

Kenan Jackson

October 14, 2014

With the boom in social media and other types of technologies, employers now have access to employee’s personal information that they could not have had 20 years ago.Many employers make their employees sign code of conduct contracts that state they can be held responsible for any inappropriate actions that take place inside and outside the workplace. An employee is a repr...

Editorial: Three feet too far

Troy Orem

October 8, 2014

To say that bicycles are the scourges of the road is an understatement. They are some of the most inconsiderate users of the public roadways and yet our government continues making special concessions for them. A new law which went into effect Sept. 16 forces drivers to ensure that there is at least three feet (about the length of an open car door) between the cyclist and thems...

New law won’t fix real problems: Three Feet for Safety Act will increase tension between motorists and cyclists

Celia Jimenez

October 8, 2014

On Sept. 16, the Three Feet for Safety Act became effective in California with the intention of providing safer roads for cyclists and creating a better interaction between drivers and cyclists. But will this measure actually work?The number of states who've implicated similar three feet distance laws between car and cyclists has doubled since 2001, but the number of deaths...

Students, staff and faculty during the 2K Fun Run on March 13 in the Gorton Quad. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

City runs for health

March 27, 2014

The “Step Up to Live Well” campaign committee took another step forward this month, hosting their second campus 2K Fun Run on March 13 as ...

Understand your rights

Joe Kendall

March 25, 2014

As a City College student interacting with campus police, San Diego police and Metropolitan Transit Service security personnel, it’s important to know your rights. When dealing with law enforcement there are three basic levels of contact. First, “consensual contact,” begins when an officer approaches and begins a conversation. During this contact you are ...

Divide us and we’ll conquer.

Photo credit: Michele Suthers

Essence Mcconnell

March 12, 2014

Better start rethinking that California-shaped tattoo you wanted to get over Spring Break. A petition has been launched to split California into six, sep...

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