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The Future of Water

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On August 12, 2012

This story about the siphoning of water from the Sacramento River to the big corporate farms and cities of southern California says a lot about the future of water resources in the West, and the natio

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On this date in 1970, the United Farm Workers achieved its greatest victory, ending its five-year grape boycott after growers agreed to a contract, the first in the history of California farm labor. Farm workers lived pretty tough lives. The itinerant nature and physical stress of the work gave employers tremendous power over their labor. […]

California Fracking

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On May 31, 2012

The California Senate has rejected a fracking bill that seems like common sense: Under Pavley’s bill, oil companies would be required to give 30 days notice to land owners whose property line or

Fort Ord

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On April 25, 2012

I was very happy to see President Obama use the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Ord National Monument in California, protecting some of the last wild land in the Monterey Bay area. It looks sup

Green Space

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On March 5, 2012
I think it’s great that Los Angeles is creating a new wetland in south Los Angeles. Part of a 9 acre park, this 4.5 acre wetland will bring much needed green space to a gritty neighborhood sorely lacking in parks of any kind, will process up to 680,000 gallons of storm water each day, and […]

Hetch Hetchy

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On February 17, 2012

An iconic moment in environmental history is the construction of the Hetch Hetchy Dam. San Francisco, always desperate for fresh water supplies, looked to the Sierra Nevada to quench its thirst by the

It Was Strictly a Tuba Raid

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On February 12, 2012
Read about the new crime wave sweeping America’s tubas: BELL, Calif. — When thieves broke into the high school music room here this week, they cut through the bolts on all the storage lockers and ripped two doors off their frames. But they didn’t touch the computer or the projector or even the trumpets. “It […]

Coachella

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On November 2, 2011

In the hipster world, California’s Coachella Valley is known for strange creatures such as Animal Collective and Deer Tick that appear once a year to gigantic crowds of bearded men, women with b

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