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Shell Oil Pipeline Spills Over 20,000 Gallons of Oil near Tracy

May 24, 2016

Tracy, Calif. May 24, 2016 - Yesterday, one of Shell Oil’s pipelines spilled over 20,000 gallons of oil near Tracy, California in the San Joaquin Valley. Neighboring Alameda County reported that 500 barrels of oil has been spilled into the ground.

According to San Joaquin County officials, the spill was visible in a...

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Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

May 24, 2016
Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

By Lily Dayton

Issac Rodriguez always dreamed of making movies, but the Watsonville High School junior didn’t think it was something he would ever actually do. His parents worked long hours in the strawberry fields just to make ends meet; the family couldn’t afford a computer—let alone a video camera and editing software.

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Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

May 24, 2016
Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

By Lily Dayton

Issac Rodriguez always dreamed of making movies, but the Watsonville High School junior didn’t think it was something he would ever actually do. His parents worked long hours in the strawberry fields just to make ends meet; the family couldn’t afford a computer—let alone a video camera and editing software.

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PUC Papers Site Reveals 100,000 + Internal Emails and Documents That Shine Light On Utilities Corruption Ring During Gov. Brown Era

May 24, 2016

SANTA MONICA, CA, May 24, 2016 - Consumer Watchdog has launched the first searchable website with hundreds of thousands of emails and other files uncovered from corruption scandals at the California Public Utilities Commission during Governor Jerry Brown's Administration.

www.PUCpapers.org allows the public, journalists, advocates, litigators, students and policymakers to search and uncover evidence,...

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Protesters to Urge Federal Officials Not to OK Offshore Fracking in California

May 24, 2016

CAMARILLO, Calif. May 24, 2016 — Coastal residents and members of three conservation organizations will rally today outside the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office in Camarillo against a federal proposal to let oil companies resume offshore fracking near the California coast.

The protest — organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water...

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Brisbane passes resolution to ban clearcut logging in California

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 - On Thursday, May 20, 2016, Brisbane’s City Council passed a resolution to calling on the state legislature and the governor to ban clearcut logging in California. Brisbane is the seventh California municipality to pass a resolution. Other cities to pass such a resolution are Daly City, San Francisco, Davis,...

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Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

May 23, 2016
Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

By Matt Perry

Along Los Angeles’ coastline the affluent Palos Verdes peninsula is heavily populated with older adults. Nearly one in four citizens living there is over 65 — almost twice the state average.

With growing concern about how she and her neighbors would age successfully, Sherry May last year helped organize a community...

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Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

May 23, 2016
Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

By Matt Perry

Along Los Angeles’ coastline the affluent Palos Verdes peninsula is heavily populated with older adults. Nearly one in four citizens living there is over 65 — almost twice the state average.

With growing concern about how she and her neighbors would age successfully, Sherry May last year helped organize a community...

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Fighting Drought with Fire: Prescribed Fires Reduce Tree Death from Drought

May 23, 2016
Fighting Drought with Fire: Prescribed Fires Reduce Tree Death from Drought

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Report: Police Use Loophole to Profit From Innocent, Vulnerable Californians

May 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO, May 19, 2016 – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of California released a policy brief, Civil Asset Forfeiture: Profiting from California’s Most Vulnerable, examining civil asset forfeiture abuse by California law enforcement agencies, a practice that greatly impacts communities of color and low-income Californians.

Under federal asset forfeiture laws, the government can...

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