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Californians Ring in The New Year With New Traffic Safety Laws

SACRAMENTO – As 2020 comes to a close, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to highlight some new roadway safety laws that take effect in 2021. License points for distracted driving (AB 47, Daly; 2019): Using a cell phone in a handheld manner while driving is currently punishable by a fine. Beginning July 1, 2021, violating the hands-free law for ...

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A Grinchy Way To Celebrate The Holidays

Submitted by Donovan Enriam, Student Journalist for Minarets Press “Am I just eating because I’m bored?” — The Grinch. I think lately many of us can relate to this, but in the spirit of Christmas and boredom, why not make some grinchy brownies? These fudgy chocolate brownies, coated in minty green ganache and sprinkled with crunchy mint oreos and tiny ...

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Minarets Seniors Work to Bring “Comfort For Our Furry Friends In a Shelter”

Submitted by Jolene Anderson, student journalist for Minarets Press COVID-19 has affected millions of people around the world, but recent reports say that animals can contract the virus as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this only occurs when the animal contracts the virus from humans and from there, transmits it to another animal, but ...

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CHP Joins With Law Enforcement Throughout The West to Help Usher in a Safe New Year

SACRAMENTO – With California advising residents to stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings and not travel significant distances to reverse the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, New Year’s Eve 2020 may look noticeably different than years past. One thing that will look familiar: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out removing impaired drivers from the road and ...

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Pet of the Week: Bronson the Cat

Image of Bronson the Cat, pet of the week.

Hey there! Bronson here! I thought I would strike my most adorable pose for you today. I heard “adorable” is the number one most valued kitty trait. However, that is only one of the things you should know about me. I’m also 10 months old, super friendly, kinda goofy — did I say I’m 10 months old? — and VERY good ...

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CHP Announces $27 Million Available to Combat Impaired Driving

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the availability of nearly $27 million in grant funds to help local communities combat impaired driving. The funding is the result of Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which provided specified cannabis tax funding to the CHP to administer local grants for education, prevention, and ...

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Minarets FFA Ends a Successful Semester

Submitted by Emma Bloodworth, student journalist for Minarets Press This semester has been full of many achievements for Minarets FFA including numerous successes in competitions, as well as a great turnout in FFA meetings and banquets. At our virtual Fall Banquet on Nov. 12 and 13, the department recognized last year’s top freshman, top sophomore, top juniors and top seniors ...

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