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Monday: final clearance for winter sports

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

November 14, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week: Last week: presidential election results announced on Tuesday After the results of election day last Tuesday, Nov. 8, Donald Trump is now the president-elect of the United States. Though Hillary Clinto...

Monday: Election day upcoming

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

November 7, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week: Last week: fall sports come to a close Junior varsity football won 30-13 in its last home game of the season Friday, Nov. 4. Varsity football lost 6-26. Girls’ golf played CIF team/individual fin...

Friday: Fall sports and Trump’s retorts

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

November 4, 2016

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend: This week: football, cross country and girls’ golf Football will play a home game against Agoura tonight, Nov. 4. Junior varsity will play at 4 p.m. and varsity will play at 7 p.m. Cross country r...

Donald J. Trump

October 27, 2016

Taxes Trump’s proposal seeks to generally reduce the tax rates required of most Americans, while also reducing the number of loopholes and deductions available to the wealthy. First, it calls for a simplification of the tax brackets by establishing three brackets, (instead of th...

Hillary Clinton

October 27, 2016

Taxes Clinton’s proposal focuses on increasing the amount of revenue raised from large businesses and wealthy Americans. First, she calls for the elimination of tax loopholes that allow wealthy individuals and businesses to pay less in taxes. Second, her plan imposes a mi...

Proposition 62: Repeal of the Death Penalty

October 27, 2016

Proposition 62 repeals the death penalty, replacing it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. It also requires all individuals convicted of murder to work, while in prison, to pay debts to the victims of the crime they committed. Supporting it: California Democratic Party ...

Proposition 64: Marijuana legalization

October 27, 2016

Proposition 64 legalizes marijuana use for individuals over the age of 21, establishes state taxes on sale and cultivation and establishes standards for marijuana products. Smoking, under Proposition 64, would be permitted in private homes and businesses licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. It would...

Proposition 61: Drug price standards

October 27, 2016

Proposition 61 limits the state from purchasing any prescription drugs from manufacturers above the lowest price paid by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The initiative was proposed to limit the amount of money a state agency could spend on drugs and pharmaceuticals. It would ban state agencies fro...

Proposition 67: Ban on single-use plastic bags

October 27, 2016

Proposition 67 bans stores from distributing single-use paper or plastic bags; however, it allows single-use plastic bags for meat, bread, produce, bulk items and perishable items. Consumers would be required to pay 10 cents for each recycled, compostable and reusable bag. Supporting it: Ca...

Proposition 63: Firearms and ammunition sales

October 27, 2016

Proposition 63 requires individuals to pass background checks and obtain the authorization of the Department of Justice before purchasing firearms and prohibits the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. It also requires civilians to report lost firearms to law enforcement officials and p...

Proposition 60: Condoms in pornographic films

October 27, 2016

Proposition 60 requires all adult film performers to wear condoms and other types of protection  while filming scenes of sexual intercourse. Under Proposition 60, producers would be required to post condom requirements on filming sites and pay for performer vaccinations, testing and medical examination...

Friday: girls’ volleyball declared league champions, Iraqi military operation ongoing

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend: This week: girls’ volleyball and golf Girls’ volleyball won 3-0 against Moorpark Tuesday, Oct. 18. They also won 3-2 against Camarillo Thursday, Oct. 20. They went 8-0 this season and are now lea...