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New Report Shows CA Govt May Be Covering Up Health Problems From Aliso Leak

Jamie Court | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Jamie Court

Is Aliso Canyon the new Love Canal?

Gov. Brown Stuns Activists; Signs Anti-Free Speech Bill

Marcy Winograd | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Succumbing to the Israel lobby, California's Governor Jerry Brown, a once Pacifica radio host, Saturday signed AB 2844, Assemblyman Richard Bloom's (D-Santa Monica) 10-times amended bill to chill criticism of Israel.

Parents' Pain Leads To Tearful Victory Against Opioid Abuse In CA

Jamie Court | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Jamie Court

Sometimes the power of human truth is enough to overcome the most powerful political forces. That's what happened in California when families who lost...

California Agrees: There's No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Yasmin Vafa

One year ago, we launched a campaign in California, called "No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute." Our goal? To eliminate the very notion of "child prostitute" in both language and in law.

Housing For a Healthy California

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

A Joint Blog by California Assemblymember David Chiu and Deborah DeSantis, President and CEO, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) California is ...

Why Jerry Brown Should Veto AB 2844 In California

Marcy Winograd | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Taken at face value, this new law would be utterly redundant - except for the fact that it would open the door for a witch hunt, involving the creation of an unprecedented thought crime.

The Forefront Of Progress: California Passes Historic Legislation To Protect Farm Workers

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 09.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

It means a hard working mother or father who rises before dawn in the summer heat or on a freezing winter's day and gets home well after the kids are asleep will finally get the pay they deserve but have been denied.

Jerry Brown's Dirty Hands

Jamie Court | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Jamie Court

Governor Brown has traveled the world speaking out against climate change. However a shocking new review of the Brown Administration's actions shows they've often helped oil, gas and utility companies at the expense of the environment and the consumer.

California's First In The Nation Climate Plan

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.08.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

In this summer of political weirdness it is fitting that the guy once called Governor Moonbeam, California's Jerry Brown, is showing us the way to overcome inertia and implement a sound energy future.

A Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free California Is Within Reach

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

California's well-earned reputation as a leader in developing and deploying renewable energy just got a new boost. In recent years, the state has set many impressive goals for the future, such as a goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030.

An Open Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown

Paul Janes-Brown | Posted 06.02.2016 | Hawaii
Paul Janes-Brown

As we come down to the end of the race, we are within a couple of hundred pledged delegates from victory. Hillary Clinton has lost virtually every contest for the last month and a half. She doesn't appeal to independents and no Democrat can win without them.

California: Environmental Leader or Liar?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

California is supposedly the nation's green trailblazer, but it's also the third largest oil-drilling state, with Los Angeles having more urban wells (over a thousand) than of any other U.S. city.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Sally Swanson

At times I've wondered why I was drawn to an understanding of how individuals with disabilities function in our environment. Although my direction began in earnest and continues relentlessly to explore how one's environment can support and nourish one's outlook and daily perspective. This is a passion that has grown since I was very young.

A Playbook Sanders Could Use to Narrow the Gap

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

If political observers have learned anything this election cycle, it's that conventional rules no longer apply and that anything is possible in 2016. As such, I've outlined a possible playbook for how Sanders can make the most of his newfound momentum moving forward.

California Governor Says Deal Reached For $15 Minimum Wage

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday he had reached a deal with top legislators and labor leaders...

Dr. Chad Nelsen on Saving the Nation's Beaches: "We Love These Places"

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.16.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

The Foundation's goal of protecting 100 percent of the nation's coastlines has grown beyond a California dream.

Governor Jerry Brown's Latest Criminal Justice Reform Ballot Measure for California: Real Violence Called 'Non-Violent' Offenses

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 02.03.2016 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

In the legal lexicon, words take on meanings that are both specific and even counterintuitive. The legislators who drafted the California Penal Code knew this well and specifically defined a "violent" felony under California law.

Everything You Want To Know About Sex Ed In California

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a law that will ...

A Path to Carbon Neutrality

Linda Katehi | Posted 11.02.2016 | College
Linda Katehi

All our campuses are engaged in the effort, and if you pay a visit to UC Davis, I am very proud of the fact that you will see some compelling and successful examples of steps taken to reduce our carbon footprint.

California Bans Ivory And Rhino Horn Trade

David Thomson | Posted 10.09.2016 | Green
David Thomson

If the demand for ivory products is strong, then the demand to ban ivory trade and protect elephants must be stronger. For every consumer out there who feels compelled to buy rhino horn, there should be twice as many rhino advocates out there dispelling the dangerous myths and raising awareness.

Waiting for Brown: Sign California Voting Reform

Michael Waldman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Michael Waldman

One reason for our shamefully low turnout is America's ramshackle voter registration system. States have slowly improved the process over the last decade. But this year, a bold new reform has caught on -- automatic voter registration, starting at DMVs.

Dear Governor Brown: I Don't Want to Die on Cancer's Terms

Naomi Sichler | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Naomi Sichler

Governor Brown: I urge you to sign ABX2-15. Give me and the dozens of other amazing humans I've met on my journey with cancer (and the countless others I've never met) some peace and relief from the dread of those final months.

Reclaiming the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.26.2016 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

We must take on the naysayers directly, wrest the machinery of government from their dead cold hands, and make the necessary investments in our public colleges and universities. Only then will we be standing up for the original intent of California's path-breaking Master Plan for Higher Education.

The Climate Elephant in the Room

Marc Boyd | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Marc Boyd

While Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress voiced their support for defunding Planned Parenthood, nearly 2,700 structures were destroyed by two unpredictable California wildfires, California's four year drought reached epic proportions, and the summer of 2015 became the warmest summer ever recorded on planet Earth.

A Climate Change Denier Is Unlikely to Become President

Marc Boyd | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Marc Boyd

Ultimately, the Republican Party is unlikely to win the White House if front runners continue to deny climate change. A poll released this year revealed that 77 percent of Americans, including 48 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of independents believe Congress needs to take bold action.