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California Suing the U.S. Government Over BS Decision to Ask Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

The last United States Census was in 2010, which means that we're two years away from the next one. The 2020 Census is now in jeopardy, however, thanks to the Trump administration's insistence on asking obviously racist and xenophobic questions, supposedly in the name of "safety" and "justice."

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California University Students Gain On-Campus Access to Abortion Pill

This week we celebrated the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the supreme court decision that granted women the right to have an abortion, which has been under attack almost since the second the decision was announced. Yet despite that, pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood and others have been pushing to allow women to have access to their legal rights.

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New Mom Seeks Treatment for Her Postpartum Depression, Has the Police Called on Her Instead

Last week, a new mother in California went to the hospital with her newborn for her first post-birth obstetrician appointment, after having been cancelled on several times for four months. The reason she made the appointment? She wanted treatment for post-partum depression. What happened instead was that her doctor's office called the police.

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California Becomes First State to Legally Recognize Nonbinary Genders On All State-Issued ID Documents

With the signing of the Gender Recognition Act, California officially became the first state to legally recognize nonbinary genders on all state-issued identity documents.

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For $2 an Hour, Female Inmates Are Fighting California Wildfires

What is the price of labor?

The wildfires in Northern California have caused unimaginable devastation to the people in that area with at least 23 people and possibly hundreds more missing, according to reports from ABC News. Those on the front lines are risking their lives and limbs in order to halt some of that devastation. In California, a huge percentage of the firefighting force comes from inmates male and female who have taken on this responsibility for some more freedom—and the promise of $1-$2 a day.

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Things We Saw Today: It’s the 30th Anniversary of The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Somehow we've reached the pearl anniversary of The Princess Bride, arguably one of the best book-to-movie adaptations ever.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts a Special #Ham4Ham for Hamilton‘s LA Opening Night

Hamilton fans were thrilled to watch a special Ham4Ham that included cast members of Hamiltour, music director Alex Lacamoire, and Lin-Manuel Miranda himself in honor of opening night at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

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Things We Saw Today: Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Pharrell Freak Out As David Blaine Performs His Ice Pick Trick

This might be really wrong of me, but there's nothing more fun than watching seemingly together, serious, grown-ass adults completely freak out like babies.

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New California Law Requires IMDb To Remove Listed Ages of Actors On Request

As for the numbers, it's being reported that the bill passed with an overwhelming majority--so while some may not be happy about what it could signify regarding the freedom of information, this could mean a change for which actors land what jobs moving forward.

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California Passes Law Requiring Suicide Prevention Plans for LGBT Youth in Schools

The California State Assembly has passed legislation requiring schools to have "comprehensive suicide prevention plans" for students in grades 7-12.

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California Board of Education Expands Curriculum to Include LGBTQIA History

The California State Board of Education voted on new curriculum for social science courses that includes “a study of the role of contributions” of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.”

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California Now the First US State to Make Learning About Sexual Consent Mandatory in High School

It's been a hell of a week for rape culture as we've all been bombarded with ever-worsening tidbits about convicted Stanford University rapist, Brock Turner. However, there's also reason to be hopeful today. California governor Jerry Brown's office announced yesterday that the state will now make it mandatory for high schools to teach students about sexual consent. It's the first US state to do so.

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Congresswoman Proposes Bill to Fight Astronomy’s Sexual Harassment Problem

What is up with male faculty members in university astronomy departments sexually harassing students all the time and getting away with it? One California congresswoman is making putting a stop to such things a priority.

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California Woman Has Nineteen Cops Called on Her for “Breaking Into” Her Own Apartment

Dear White People: Please stop calling the police every time you see a person of color that is new to you.

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Coastal Native American Tribe Finally Gets Access to California Coast in Historic Land Sale

After 200 years of being land-locked, the people of the Kashia band of the coastal Pomo tribe finally have access to the California coast again.

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California Moving Company Will Help Move Victims of Domestic Abuse for Free

Today in "The World's Not So Bad" News.

It's awesome when companies actually try to, you know, help people. In this case, it's a California moving company helps move victims of domestic abuse from their homes for free.

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California Just Enacted America’s First “Yes Means Yes” Affirmative Consent Law


Today just got exponentially better: according to The New York Times, California Governor Jerry Brown signed our nation's first ever "Active Consent Bill" yesterday, a landmark law that will enforce "yes means yes" legislature at state universities and universities where students are eligible for state grants.

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Millions of Salmon Taking California Road Trip To Avoid Drought

Those fish better pitch in for gas.

This should convince you that the natural world is in balance (not): if California's drought doesn't end soon, bizarre measures will be taken ensure that hatchery-raised salmon survive their migration. Last Monday, California cemented plans to transport juvenile fish to the Pacific Ocean via tanker truck.

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Charity Auction Invites You to Drive Around in a Tank With Arnold Schwarzenegger and Crush Things

"I'm 66 years old, and I saved every one of my birthday cakes. Why? So I could crush them."

After-School All Stars is dedicated to keeping kids safe, healthy and off the streets. And, if you donate now to their charity auction, you could win a chance to fly out to California and ride around in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger and crush things—both literally and figuratively. Here, let Arnold explain.

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Radical! California Rec Center Will Offer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Themed Classes

Of course, you'll gain all the calories back eating pizza.

Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie keeps getting it's release date pushed back, thank God -- but what's a turtle obsessed individual to do with themselves until the film comes out and crushes all their dreams? Sign up for Ninja Turtle training classes, of course. You know, like you do.

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