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San Diego Passes Plastic Bag Ban, Boosts Prop 67

Jul 20, 2016

San Diego – The San Diego Council City voted 6-3 today to become the 150th community in the state to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores and convenience stores, joining the state’s other major cities in enacting a ban.

“San Diego’s vote provides added momentum for Prop 67, which would protect the statewide ban...

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Over 15,000 Acres in Mendocino Now County Protected Through Partnership

Jul 19, 2016
Over 15,000 Acres in Mendocino Now County Protected Through Partnership

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PG&E to Increase Flows Again for Whitewater Recreation on Rock Creek Reach of North Fork Feather River

Jul 18, 2016

QUINCY, Calif. July 18, 2016 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will again increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County for the second time this summer.

The higher flows will occur on July 23 and 24 and again on the last...

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California Grocery Shoppers Call on Gov. Brown to Stop Irrigating California Crops with Oil Waste

Jul 18, 2016

July 16, 2016 - As millions of Californians do their weekend grocery shopping, concerned consumers are gathering at grocery stores across the state Saturday to talk to fellow shoppers about a disturbing practice that could threaten the safety of their fruits and vegetables: minimally treated wastewater from oil drilling is being used to irrigate...

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How uniting kids, elders helps both

Jul 18, 2016
How uniting kids, elders helps both

By Matt Perry

It’s a solution for two problems at once: children desperately need mentors to guide them, and isolated seniors yearn for more connection and meaning.

The growing intergenerational activities movement received a powerful jolt last year when the Los Angeles-based Eisner Foundation sharpened its focus to solely support intergenerational programming.

The post

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Haven for Wildlife

With more water and more rice in the valley comes more waterbirds.

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LGBT Advocates and Scholars Applaud New California History-Social Science Framework

Jul 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO, July 15, 2016 - The California State Board of Education announced yesterday that it has adopted a new History-Social Science Framework. The Framework sets out guidelines for K-12 schools to implement content standards for history and social science instruction. Among the many changes made to the Framework, LGBT people and their contributions to...

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California Officially Lists Common Pesticide Atrazine as Reproductive Toxin

Jul 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA, July 15, 2016 - California today listed atrazine — the second-most widely used pesticide in the United States — under Proposition 65 as a chemical known to be linked to birth defects, reduced male fertility and reproductive toxicities in women. Products containing atrazine will now require a warning label before they can...

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Dan Bacher: Brown Hires Bruce Babbitt As New Point Man For Delta Tunnels

Jul 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 - Governor Jerry Brown has enlisted Bruce Babbitt, the former Secretary of Interior under the Clinton administration and former Governor of Arizona, to serve as a “special advisor” to the Brown administration on California WaterFix and other Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta matters.

The hiring of Babbitt was first revealed in an opinion piece...

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Search for a Diabetes Cure: California Stem Cell Agency Hits $60 Million Mark with ViaCyte


The California stem cell agency next week is slated to award  an additional $4 million to ViaCyte, Inc., a San Diego firm that is working with the agency to develop a "virtual" cure for diabetes.

ViaCyte has already received $56 million over the years from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine(CIRM), as the agency is...

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