Addressing concerns about the growing influence of special interests on California's initiative process and the decline of voter participation, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation that strengthens legislative and public oversight of ballot measures and increases transparency within a century-old process that has been stubbornly resistant to change.
In L.A., the deadly threat now is drought. I do not see much evidence that we have heard this is an emergency. We should be on alert. Would I were twenty years younger and I would run for governor of California.
California is the first state in the nation to have an "affirmative consent" law also known as "yes means yes." The law was enacted to combat the rise of sexual assaults on college campuses.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.
The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.
Sip in a taste of fall with butternut squash velouté with homemade cinnamon marshmallows and habanero.
In 152 cities and 39 US states, more than 90,000 people attended events last week associated with the 2014 National Drive Electric Week.
UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. In California, we have emphasized in recent years building standards and appliance standards and a renewable energy goal. But now instead of just asking how many solar installations we have or how many wind installations or geothermal, we are putting the emphasis on our climate footprint.
Brighter days are ahead, and we intend to make sure we continue to stay on the front lines of advocating for fairness and equity in our education.
If your children reported that they had been mistreated or assaulted in any way, it wouldn't take long for you to address the issue and assure your children that they would be kept safe. Then why is it that children in the child welfare system are not given the same decisive action?
History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.
We truly can save the oceans and feed the world by eating more of the right types of fish and fighting for better fishery management. But in order for all this to work, consumers need to be able to find out exactly what they are buying.
We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.
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While the entire story didn't make it onto the front page, it was laid out intentionally and clearly for the 300,000 participants -- making this rally far more of an educational and explanatory exercise than any protest march I've previously witnessed.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.