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Why California Democrats are pushing for recall reform

Since Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated the attempt to recall him, many Californians want to reform California’s recall system. “I think it’s just a waste of money because I think that it was clear that Newsom was going to be elected again, that he wasn’t gonna be recalled. I think it was a waste of time and money,” said Kelly Fleischer (12). The high cost of the recall against Newsom, among other things, fueled the effort to change the system. Article and Graphic by Yasmine Sarraf On September 14, California Governor

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Air Quality Smarts

A SMOKEY MORNING. Especially in these last months ahead, watching the air quality is easier than you think. The air quality index levels, easiest to find through airnow.gov, can help determine if going outside even on days where you may not see the particles, is actually safe. As the CDC states, “No matter where you go, you can always access the AQI.” Article and Photo by Zoe Kowalczyk Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In these closing months, our usual anticipation for fire and smoke leaves us watching the air quality to

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The SRHS Substitute Teacher Who is Also a Gubernatorial Candidate

Denis Lucey, a substitute teacher at Santa Rosa High School, is a candidate for California governor. “I’m very appreciative of my experience as a teacher because I don’t think I’d be doing this unless I was a teacher. I really feel that strongly because I feel an affinity to do the right thing for my students,” said Lucey. He also explained that he is running for governor to gain publicity for issues he is passionate about. Photo and Article by Yasmine Sarraf. Have you ever been so passionate about an issue that you decided

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Governor Gavin Newsom Faces Recall Election

People put up signs in their front yard, encouraging voters to recall California governor Gavin Newsom. But others, like freshman Cheyenne Shipman, argue the opposite. “I think that Newsom shouldn’t be recalled,” said Shipman. “He is . . . attempting to keep us all safe.” On September 14th, California voters will have the last word. Article and Photo by Yasmine Sarraf On September 14th, Californians will decide whether Governor Gavin Newsom will remain governor of the state. Californians who are unhappy with Newsom's

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Governor Gavin Newsom’s Possible Recall

Senior Aidan Ramsay spent his summer advocating for social justice reform and the BLM movement. Now, almost a year later, he is intersecting in his activism by calling for stronger and more transparent, headstrong leadership. When asked about the possibilities of Newsom being recalled, Ramsay said, “it's unlikely especially since no such [leftist] candidate has thrown his hat into the ring yet, so it's most likely that Newsom would retain office in the event of a recall…” Regardless, Ramsay continues to stay active in the fight

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Santa Rosa High School’s California History Course

History Heroes. Santa Rosa High School history teacher, Mr. Franzman (bottom right) poses with the SRHS history club in 2015. This group of passionate students, who volunteered cleaning up the Carillo Adobe on Montgomery Dr., was the main motivation to offer a California History class at our school. “We spent ten years there [at the adobe], cutting down berry bushes, trying to make it visible to the public. KSRO made us their very first neighborhood heroes, which was pretty cool,” said Franzman. Unfortunately, despite student

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