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A new law signed by Gavin Newsom bans schools from suspending disruptive kids

A new law signed by Gavin Newsom bans schools from suspending disruptive kids

BY ANDREW SHEELER It is will soon be illegal in California for both public and charter schools to suspend disruptive students from kindergarten through eighth grade Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 419, which permanently prohibits willful defiance suspensions in grades four and five. It also bans such suspensions in grades […]

The biggest recycling store chain in California just closed its doors. Here’s why.

The biggest recycling store chain in California just closed its doors. Here’s why.

BY ANDREW SHEELER The largest bottle and can recycling center chain in California, rePlanet, shut its doors Monday, terminating its entire workforce and creating a massive gap in recycling availability in the state. “With the continued reduction in state fees, the depressed pricing of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, and the rise in operating costs […]

Soda, water, guns, and tires: They could all be taxed if California Democrats have their way

Soda, water, guns, and tires: They could all be taxed if California Democrats have their way

BY ANDREW SHEELER It’s a standard California Republican talking point that Democrats want to raise taxes. And it’s true that Golden State Democrats have introduced, or plan to introduce, legislation that would raise or create several new taxes. If there’s one thing the proposals have in common, it’s that they all reflect some facet of […]