Living in California costs more than the Golden State has to offer

California’s gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and diverse population are almost enough to mask the ridiculous cost of basic living essentials. Since the golden state’s founding in 1850, people from all across the country and beyond have made their way to the coast looking for that ideal Angeleno lifestyle. Although living in California has countless perks, it comes at a price that many can’t afford to pay. The cost of living continues to grow exponentially by the year. Families who have lived in California for generations …

How can PCC better contribute to campus sustainability?

Californians around the state are missing out on up to $350 million in unclaimed recycling funds due to a lack of recycling centers in the last five years – only 68% of bottles and cans are recycled, which leaves the rest of the discarded household recyclables to sit in what is known as “recycling deserts.” In a report by Dustin Gardiner from the San Francisco Chronicle, a surplus has been built over the past couple of years because residents do not have access to recycling …

‘LA is not ready to reopen’ says PCC pre-med club

Children’s laughter, screams of joy, light music, fluffy cotton candy, and exciting rides are what people imagine when they talk about an amusement park – a place where good memories are created. There are more than 20 amusement parks located in California, and 4 in Los Angeles. These parks have attracted tons of tourists and visitors in the past, helping the economy of California. Unfortunately, amusement parks were forced to close during the pandemic. However, as the cases in California continue to drop, Governor Gavin …

Mask up! It’s time for school

After a year of isolation, depression, distancing, and studying from home, it is finally time for schools to reopen. As COVID-19 distanced society, schools all over the states were forced to close. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, AP News reported that 6.1 million California students from K-12 have studied remotely. As the number of confirmed cases continues to decrease, it’s planned for schools to reopen in mid-March and early April.

New bill relieves tenants and causes landlords pain

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill, AB 3088 COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 due to California’s eviction wave. The new bill prohibits landlords from evicting any resident who was unable to pay rent between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2020, due to financial hardships specifically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What the bill is proposing is biased towards tenants.

COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Pasadena nursing homes

When it comes to Covid-19, Pasadena would appear to be extremely negligent. How else would you explain the disparity in the number of Covid-19 attributed deaths in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Pasadena with those of other cities across the nation? The gap is a big one. At the time of this writing, 65 of the 71 or 92% of all covid related deaths in Pasadena were either residents or employees of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In contrast, Nationally, the number …

Reopening may not be as bad as we thought

The United States has over a million cases of COVID-19, according to the CDC, but the states should help small-business owners and reopen now. The money that was meant to help these small companies was claimed by several bigger companies, such as Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc., a real estate company that owns over 100 hotels across the United States. Only 15 of the 245 public companies that applied for at least $905 million returned $116 million to the Paycheck Protection Program so far. According to …

Elon Musk Unmasked

Like Musk, most people are sick and tired of being stuck at home and enduring all manner of disruption to their daily lives.The United States however, is not ready to reopen for business. Give people back their Goddamn Freedom! This was his latest rant against shelter in place rules currently in effect in the United States. Musk called the existing conditions a “forcible imprisonment in their homes, against all their constitutional rights”. As the majority of his wealth is tied up in his Tesla stock, …