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BREAKING: Saddleridge Wildfire Breaks Out in the San Fernando Valley, Prompting Evacuations

A wildfire broke out late last night in Sylmar. At approximately 9:00pm, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFP) reported that high winds were causing the fire to spread rapidly. Affected areas include Sylmar, Porter Ranch, and parts of Granada Hills.

As of 8:30am on Friday morning, approximately 4,700 acres have burned, 25,000 homes have been evacuated, and 100,000 people have been displayed, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Containment is at 0%.

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California Governor Approves Bill Tightening Regulations on Vaccine Exemptions

California Senate Bill 276, signed into law on Sept. 9, 2019, places tighter regulations on medical exemptions given for children’s vaccines. The bill cements a deadline of Jan. 1, 2021, for the State Department of Public Health (CDPH) to create a standardized form system through California’s Immunization Registry for approving and tracking exemptions.

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Second Hiker Dies in Santa Monica Mountains in Two Months

Recent deaths and other heat-related injuries of hikers in the Santa Monica Mountains have highlighted the need for proper awareness and preparation. It's important to know the basics and have a plan in case of emergencies.

Two hikers have died and multiple others have suffered heat-related injuries in the Santa Monica Mountains over the past two months, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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LA County Attempts to Regulate Homelessness

In 2018, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) reported that there are an estimated 129,972 homeless people in California. Of that number, roughly 52,765 resided in Los Angeles County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). In the past year since these findings, there has been a 12% increase of homeless people in LA, up to nearly 59,000.

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President Donald J. Trump Visits California

Pedestrians walking along Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, Calif. cheered on protester Therese Sweeney on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 17. Therese, a 68 year old retiree, wooed honks from cars stuck in rush hour traffic, as a group of LAPD officers monitoring President Trump’s arrival huddled up for a coffee break nearby. Therese was one of the peaceful demonstrators who turned out to protest the President’s arrival at Santa Monica Airport on one of his infrequent visits to California.

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A.S. Seeking Student Input for Cayton Center Update

The Cayton Center on the main campus of Santa Monica College (SMC) will be updated this semester with a $12,000 budget with the hopes of providing a better on campus experience for students.

SMC's Student Trustee Brooke Harrington is looking to SMC students first for ideas on possible new Cayton Center updates and uses, asking students for their suggestions on how the popular student lounge should be updated. Harrington has asked students to write down their needs on post-it sticky notes and hang them on a poster in the Cayton Center designated for this activity.

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Associated Students Kicks Off Post-consumer Composting Pilot on Campus

Volunteers for the Associated Students’ (A.S.) initiative to implement post-consumer composting on campus began holding their “pilot” event on Monday, May 13 in the Santa Monica College (SMC) cafeteria. The volunteers aimed to clarify common misconceptions about composting, and to persuade students to keep in mind whether their waste would be compostable.

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