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The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast)  is a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGOs, committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment to the coast, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution.
CalCoast has sponsored or supported legislation, budget requests and bond measures (Propositions 12, 13, 40, 50 and 84) that have raised billions of dollars in state and federal funding for beaches, wetlands, clean water and parks. In 1999, we sponsored the California Public Beach Restoration Act (AB 64-Ducheny), which created the state’s first fund for beach nourishment projects.

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Solana Beach council approves raises for employee groups | Del Mar Times

The Solana Beach City Council approved new labor agreements with firefighters, and other city employee groups at its meeting on Wednesday, July 11. Source: Solana Beach council approves raises for employee groups – Del Mar Times
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Food for the heart in a new California health program | CALmatters

A pilot project uses diet to improve the health of people with congestive heart failure—and save millions of dollars. Taxpayers foot the health care bill for about a third of California’s residents. Part 2 of a CALmatters series on state efforts to fight chronic illness. Source: Food for the heart in a new California health […]
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The Trump administration scrubs climate change info from websites. These two have survived. | NBC News

Climate change science is disappearing from U.S. government websites under Trump. But these two sites are thriving. Source: The Trump administration scrubs climate change info from websites. These two have survived.
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Can Carbon Farming Reverse Climate Change? | Daily Beast

Capturing the very gas that leads to global warming could not only lead to tasty veggies—it could potentially help cool a hotter world. Source: Can Carbon Farming Reverse Climate Change?
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Why 96 million plastic ‘shade balls’ dumped into the LA Reservoir may not save water | PBS NewsHour

In 2015, officials poured 96 million “shade balls” into the Los Angeles Reservoir to improve water quality and save water. The video went viral, but those shade balls may have used more water than they saved, MIT scientists reported Monday. Source: Why 96 million plastic ‘shade balls’ dumped into the LA Reservoir may not save […]
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Op-Ed: 10 Signs of California Water Progress | Water Deeply

The Golden State may face a future with more extreme weather, which will further stress water resources, but California is well on its way to dealing with this new reality, writes Sean Bothwell of California Coastkeeper Alliance. Source: 10 Signs of California Water Progress — Water Deeply
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Unmanned Aircraft Explores Ocean Health off California Coast | Unmanned Aerial

The mission took place approximately 1,000 miles west of Southern California in an area called the subtropical front. The goal was to establish a new method for observing dynamic ocean systems and processes with autonomous vehicles that maintain constant communication between themselves and a remote control center on the Falkor, explains FlightWave. Source: Unmanned Aircraft Explores […]
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Woman survives week on remote beach after plunge off California cliff | NBC News

While driving through Big Sur, 23-year-old Angela Hernandez lost control of her car and drove off a 250-foot cliff on July 6. She stayed alive until by chance, hikers discovered her seriously injured. Source: Woman survives week on remote beach after plunge off California cliff – NBC News
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600 LAX workers may soon walk off the job – Press Enterprise | The Press-Enterprise

Severance packages for veterans at Swissport International would only get $1,400. Source: 600 LAX workers may soon walk off the job – Press Enterprise
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Opinion: California’s budget is more than we can afford | Orange County Register

The hard work of state budgeting is to live within our means.  A rainy-day account should not give us a false sense of security that we can avoid doing that work. Source: California’s budget is more than we can afford – Orange County Register
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