California is at a crossroads. Sacramento continues to get failing grades for transparency. Our state government is not taking advantage of tech tools developed locally that are changing the world.
Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of burnt oil due to a chemistry reaction gone wrong.
A combination of field liners, floppy sprinklers and big data could reduce California agricultural water use by at least 75% -- while actually boosting yields and saving farmers a fortune on their water bill.
Children sit restless on chairs, dangling their feet and chewing on chocolate chip cookies as big as their heads.
Take a 24-hour road trip to the mystical and authentically Americana part of the golden state, which has inspired such bands as U2, Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters.
What would enacting 277 mean? Parents can still elect not to vaccinate their kids -- they just can't send unvaccinated children to public school. There are no exemptions in SB277, unless they have a medical exemption.
There are economic arguments for why ONE California matters for the state: Documentation and citizenship can each result in income gains for immigrants, better conditions for their citizen kids and an expanded economy for everyone.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...
There are always arguments and different opinions about hiring practices when it comes to racial diversity. Every position for and against has holes in it. However, the bigger hole is the one that we continue to fall into as we ignore the importance of racial diversity.
After living in New York for five years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly superior, but there are some distinct differences.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.
It's time for Jerry Brown to exercise courageous leadership that fixes the long-time mismanagement and corporate abuse of water that threatens the future of California's economy and agriculture. There are no easy shortcuts: the governor must govern.
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On April 3, 2015, Sonoma County's secret war on marijuana confronted an unprecedented roadblock. A freedom flash mob had gathered, overfilling a courtroom and packing the hallway outside. Nearly 100 upstanding citizens had taken off work that morning for Yarrow Kubrin.
The order requires the state to incorporate climate change impacts into its five-year infrastructure plan as well as its planning and investment decisions.
Video images have clearly become a powerful tool in documenting encounters between the public and police. The ACLU of California wants to make it more likely that even more individuals will use their phones to record those incidents, enabling the public to hold officers accountable when they cross the line.