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On March 21, 1866, California passed An Act for the Suppression of Chinese Houses of Ill Fame, an anti-prostitution measure that stood in for a larger anti-Chinese sentiment in that state that would lead to the Chinese Exclusion Act sixteen years later and was part and parcel with a larger project that lasted over a […]
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Avocado Toast for All!

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On June 1, 2018
The kids are alright. 👀Among teenagers *pre-registered* to vote in California, only 9.44% have chosen to register as Republicans. https://t.co/XZ0M40Kzwv — James Lambert (@hellofasandwich) June 1, 2018 Evidently, it’s about 50% independent and 35% Democratic. I will take it. And here I thought all the kidz were good was feckless spending on avocado toast. Share
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Vineyard Monocultures

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On April 24, 2018
The massive growth of the wine industry has led to a very real problem–wine monocultures that transform ecologically complex places such as the hills of Napa County into carefully manicured landscapes that leave no room for the wild. That a lot of wineries require hillsides makes this worse, as many species exist on a pretty […]
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Repeal Prop 13

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On November 9, 2017
Dayen suggests that in the context of the Republican tax plan, it is time for California to repeal Prop 13. The natural response to this turn of events would be to rebalance the revenue mix. California Democrats could offer a bargain: Lower personal income tax rates combined with a property tax rate more in line […]
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