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Climate Change Taking Toll on Clarity of Lake Tahoe Water | California News | US News

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Climate change is changing the rules scientists have followed for decades as they try to identify the causes of Lake Tahoe’s loss of clarity and chart a course to restore the ecological health of the mountain lake. Source: Climate Change Taking Toll on Clarity of Lake Tahoe Water | California […]

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Trump administration appears to ease up on its threat against ‘sanctuary cities’ – LA Times

Trump signed an executive order that said sanctuary jurisdictions were not eligible to receive federal grants, but a federal judge blocked enforcement of Trump’s order nationwide on April 25, ruling that it violated the Constitution and brought on “substantial confusion and justified fear” in local governments that they would lose all their federal grants, not […]

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San Francisco Officials Continue Attacks on Uber – Reason.com

San Francisco’s tax collector wants the home addresses and other information of drivers to post on a web site that includes a map that pinpoints the exact location of registered business owners in the city. San Francisco claims it needs this information to determine whether Uber’s drivers are complying with San Francisco’s Business Registration Certificate […]

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LA County wants more people to sign up for food stamps as Trump budget threatens cuts

The discussion by the Board of Supervisors had been planned prior to Tuesday’s formal release of President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint, which reportedly calls for $193 billion in cuts to food stamp programs nationwide. Locally, county officials need to boost enrollment into the CalFresh program to maintain existing and proposed funding. Source: LA County wants […]

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Lifeguards clear the waters off San Clemente after spotting 25 sharks — likely great whites — near the shore – LA Times

A sheriff’s helicopter observed more than two dozen sharks between Cotton’s Point and Capistrano Beach. Some of the sharks came within 25 yards of the beach and measured as long as 10 feet long. Experts say the great white shark population is increasing due to better ocean water quality and higher water temperatures. Source: Lifeguards […]

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Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile (half a kilometer) of road and changing the Big Sur coastline immediately below. The state already had closed that part of Highway 1 to repair buckled pavement and remove debris after an earlier […]

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Botts’ Dots, after a half-century, will disappear from freeways, highways

Named after Elbert Dysart Botts, the Caltrans engineer credited with the 1950s research that led to their creation, the dots spread across the nation as a way to stripe lanes. The dots later become known for a different benefit: The powerful feedback when driving over them that could snap awake sleepy motorists. http://www.dailynews.com/article/20170521/NEWS/170529939

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Governor’s race heats up among California Democrats – San Francisco Chronicle

The top four announced candidates for governor have been busy, collectively raising $20 million. The campaign kicked into a higher gear this weekend as they courted the more than 3,000 delegates and grassroots activists who filled the Sacramento Convention Center for the three-day California Democratic Party convention. Source: Governor’s race heats up among California Democrats […]

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State Democrats’ family feud imperils 2018 rebound – San Francisco Chronicle

The election of longtime party insider Eric Bauman as the new chair of the California Democratic Party has inflamed painful feelings among progressives that the party isn’t listening to its grassroots members. Even though Democrats dominate California politics, there is concern the party could lose the younger voters who supported Sanders’ presidential candidacy last year. […]

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