Committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline

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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The immediate threat to California’s climate-change fight isn’t Trump, it’s this – LA Times

California officials are bracing for the possibility that the Trump administration will undermine the state’s landmark policies on climate change. But the more immediate threat isn’t coming from Washington; it lies in a 4-year-old lawsuit by the California Chamber of Commerce and a collection of business interests that argues the cap-and-trade program represents an unconstitutional […]
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San Diego economy posts fifth year of healthy job growth – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The region’s unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in December, from 4.3 percent in November and 4.8 percent a year earlier, according to unadjusted data released by the California Employment Development Department. Last week, federal officials reported that San Diego’s consumer price index rose at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the second half […]
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L.A. City Council approves hiring an ‘immigrant advocate’ at City Hall – LA Times

The proposal to hire an “immigration advocate” is the latest move by local and state politicians to shield immigrants from deportation by the Trump Administration. Last month, L.A. officials unveiled a $10-million city-county legal defense fund for immigrants. Several City Council members also announced plans to decriminalize sidewalk vending amid concerns that vendors could be […]
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California exports: Trump’s move on trade could hurt farmers, Silicon Valley | The Sacramento Bee

The pact involved 12 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. It would have gradually eliminated as many as 18,000 different tariffs on goods traded among the countries, and promised cooperation on broader employment practices. Trump has also signaled that he will attempt to renegotiate NAFTA, which lowered trade barriers with Mexico and Canada, saying that NAFTA […]
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California suffers ‘first casualty of the Trump presidency’

Last June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law, directing Covered California to apply for a waiver that would allow undocumented immigrants to access Obamacare. The waiver application was submitted last fall, but last week the bill’s author decided to withdraw the waiver application after learning the ruling would be delayed until President Donald […]
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Op-Ed: Should California’s new attorney general sue Trump early and often? Absolutely not – LA Times

In this right-wing political moment, a major legal case on our climate change laws or our policies benefiting immigrants may well lead to a Trump White House victory, establishing precedents that far outlast this presidency. In addition, California would face a Supreme Court remade in Trump’s image, with at least one and possibly two new […]
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Op-Ed: Sanctuary Cities: Restricting law enforcement risks public safety – The San Diego Union-Tribune

President Trump has said that an immediate priority for his administration will be to require sanctuary cities to cooperate with federal laws. In contrast, several California legislators plan to introduce bills to further impede federal officials, but sanctuary legislation could result in the loss of major federal funding. Source: Sanctuary Cities: Restricting law enforcement risks […]
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5 questions about California’s drought for storm-drenched state – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Can we take longer showers now? Here are five new answers to questions about the California drought. Source: 5 questions about California’s drought for storm-drenched state – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Toxic Algae May Thrive as Climate and Oceans Warm, Study Says | InsideClimate News

There have been a rash of examples of algae sickening seafood and marine life, and potentially humans, all coinciding with warmer ocean water in record-hot years. Source: Toxic Algae May Thrive as Climate and Oceans Warm, Study Says | InsideClimate News
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Political Road Map: Voters have placed a lot of California’s budget choices on autopilot – LA Times

Voters have decided that billions of tax dollars should make their way through Sacramento with hardly a single politician’s fingerprints on them. Source: Political Road Map: Voters have placed a lot of California’s budget choices on autopilot – LA Times
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