“Troublemaker”: A New Book by John Cho

“Troublemaker”: A New Book by John Cho

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in People and Culture, Top Stories | No Comments

Difficult times can sometimes lead to important progress. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a rise in anti-Asian American racism and hate crimes. Asian Americans were wrongfully blamed by some for the disease’s introduction in the United States. John Cho–an Asian American actor best known for his roles in films such as Better Luck Tomorrow and […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Winds of Change Depending on where you live or travel in the United States, you’ve probably seen tall, windmill-like structures dotting the horizon. These wind turbines use the wind’s renewable energy to generate electricity. But how much energy do they actually produce? In general, natural gas is still the number-one source of electricity generation in […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 30, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s? The news is full of stories about the COVID-19 vaccine, but there is another vaccine being tested that could make just as big a difference in the lives of many Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and kills more than 120,000 Americans per year. An estimated six […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California School Vaccination Requirement As schools start again across the United States, school districts are deciding how to keep students and staff safe during the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases. While several districts across the country have mandated mask wearing, the state of California has taken precautions a step further. Beginning October 15, 2021, […]

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Higher Pork Prices Coming? In 2018, voters in California overwhelmingly approved an animal rights proposition (Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition). It required more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens, and calves. The law applies not only to California farmers, but to any products imported by California from other states. Only 4 percent of […]

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Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A New Look for the Colosseum The Colosseum in Rome has been around since the first century. And now, it’s getting an update. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (because it was built during the Flavian dynasty), is the largest amphitheater in the world. It’s also one of the most famous landmarks anywhere, […]

California Governor Faces Recall

California Governor Faces Recall

Posted by on May 6, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes how some California citizens are trying to recall the state’s governor. And you learn some details about how the recall process works in certain states. Did you know that citizens in some states have a tool to remove an elected official from office? It’s called a recall election. And […]

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Posted by on Mar 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Creates White House Gender Policy Council March is Women’s History Month, so there’s no better time for President Biden to establish the new White House Gender Policy Council. On March 8, which was International Women’s Day, President Biden passed an executive order to create the new council. Many advocates say that the issue of […]

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California’s COVID Lockdown Since early December 2020, most of California has been on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because ICU availability in hospitals has dropped below 15 percent in many areas of the state. Prohibited activities under the lockdown include dining in at restaurants, working out at gyms, visiting salons, […]

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

2020’s Devastating Storm Season It’s no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most people. And this is especially true for people who have experienced this year’s record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricanes are given names in alphabetical order, starting with “A,” at the beginning of each storm season. This year there […]