Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.
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“Families losing their jobs cannot afford solar panels on their homes when they can no longer afford their homes because they have no job.”
Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public health care coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday.
As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.
“We need answers about why this happened, why the response was insufficient and what can be done to prevent another tragic spill like this from happening in the future.”
Californians for Population Stabilization started a media campaign blaming California’s historic drought on the state’s large number of immigrants.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
Across the country, law enforcement agencies are equipping police and patrol cars with cameras to capture interactions between officers and the public. But many of those police forces, like Gardena’s, do not release the recordings to the public.
More than 650 workers and 17 boats worked Saturday to clean up the black sheen, so far collecting 9,492 gallons of oily water mixture and 1,250 cubic yards of oily soil.
The Southland is expected to tear out the equivalent of more than 2,100 football fields of grass — or more than twice the turf removal goal Brown set for the entire state in his emergency drought order.
The Los Angeles City Council’s 14-1 approval is a victory for wage activist groups composed of labor unions, immigrant groups, community activists.
Dozens of workers in white jumpsuits were on the beach removing oil from fouled beaches after a 21,000-gallon oil spill on the Santa Barbara County coast.
A marijuana drug ring was busted after Southwest Airlines cargo handlers were caught transporting dope in bulk on select flights.
By Ralph Vartabedian and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Riding California’s bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco would cost “about $50 a person,” supporters wrote in ballot arguments seven years ago when voters approved billions in funding for the project. In the years since, the state high-speed rail agency […]
With the drought threatening every aspect of Californians’ lives — including how long they stay in the shower and what food they eat — a raft of creative ideas has been floated.
A northern California water bottling plant, slated to open later this year, hits roadblocks from activists and locals who feel the business is unnecessarily drawing away water needed in the region.
The controversial 18th Century Californian Friar, Junipero Serra, who is accused of genocide by Native American groups, is set to be canonized by Pope Francis.