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Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

LOS ANGELES — State officials warned Tuesday that Southern California could experience as many as 14 days of blackouts this summer due to the massive methane leak in Aliso Canyon. The Aliso Canyon storage facility in the hills above the Los Angeles section of Porter Ranch is at one-fifth of its capacity because of a […]

Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote

Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote

Broad Coalition Of California Grower Associations File Brief In Support Of Constitutional Challenge To Wage And Hour Law Targeting Two Fresno-based Farmers

Broad Coalition Of California Grower Associations File Brief In Support Of Constitutional Challenge To Wage And Hour Law Targeting Two Fresno-based Farmers

FRESNO, ed Calif., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Fowler Packing Company, Inc. and Gerawan Farming, Inc. announce that on Friday, April 1, 2016, seven leading California grower associations asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to strike down provisions of newly-enacted legislation (AB 1513) that excludes Fowler Packing Company, Inc. and […]

El Nino provides little relief outside of Northern California

El Nino provides little relief outside of Northern California

. Once-high hopes that a winter 2015-16 El Nino would lift California out of its 5-year-old drought have given way to a complex picture. Heavy winter snow and rains in the northern Sierras and the Sacramento Valley are providing widespread relief in Northern California. But farmers in the San Joaquin Valley and farmers and residents of […]

Governor hopeful says ammo regulation key

Governor hopeful says ammo regulation key

California may soon regulate ammunition like guns. Gavin Newsom, California’s Democrat lieutenant governor and governor wannabe, is riding a wave of Second Amendment crackdowns on his campaign trail, including a policy push to regulate ammunition purchases as tightly as firearms’ buys. “It seems to me the most dangerous part of the weapon is not the […]

California moving toward more extreme weather, study concludes

California moving toward more extreme weather, study concludes

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford University researchers who studied trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns that affect California’s rainfall have found that conditions linked to the hot, dry weather during the state’s latest drought have become more frequent in recent years. While this year’s El Nino-driven storms may have brought temporary relief to the state’s parched […]

Lawmakers take step toward retirement fund for all Californians

Lawmakers take step toward retirement fund for all Californians

. State policy makers on Monday inched closer to a state-run retirement system for workers who don’t have access to employer-run accounts. Secure Choice, if implemented, would require employers of five or more people to automatically enroll employees into portable retirement accounts, with an opt-out clause for the individual. While everyone has the ability to […]

Prosecuting climate ‘deception’ could soon get easier

Prosecuting climate ‘deception’ could soon get easier

Given the dire warnings over the threat of global warming, it would be reasonable to expect nearly two decades without a rise in average global temperature to be cause for celebration. Not so. Instead, it’s a call for more punishing legislation. WND reported last September efforts by some two-dozen scientists with major U.S. universities to […]

[CitizensNewswire] State of California flouts its own enviro laws, claims county threatening multi-million-dollar suit

[CitizensNewswire] State of California flouts its own enviro laws, claims county threatening multi-million-dollar suit

California Farmers Achieve More Air Quality Gains in 2015

California Farmers Achieve More Air Quality Gains in 2015

DAVIS, Calif., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Although California continues to cope with some of the Nation’s most compromised air quality, farmers continue to reduce emissions from their operations. During 2015, California’s farmers, working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, voluntarily applied seven conservation practices to reduce pollutants by 788 tons—an equivalent of 170,000 low […]