Billions in new spending for housing, water, parks and more could be on the 2018 ballot – LA Times

In the last month of the legislative year, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers could be making deals to put billions of dollars in new spending on the 2018 ballot Source: Billions in new spending for housing, water, parks and more could be on the 2018 ballot – LA Times
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Northern California farmer settles in environmental case involving a $2.8 million plowing fine | The Fresno Bee

Farmer John Duarte, who gained conservative support as he fought the federal government after being fined $2.8 million for plowing over protected wetlands, settled before trial was to start on Aug. 15, 2017. Source: Northern California farmer settles in environmental case involving a $2.8 million plowing fine | The Fresno Bee
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Drinking lead—why California may force all schools to test their water | CALmatters

When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water. Tests revealed why the pup turned up its nose—the presence of polyvinyl chloride, the polymer in PVC pipes that degrade over time. But further analysis found something else that had […]
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