California Becomes First State Requiring All New Homes Be Built With Solar

By Rob Nikolewski, Sandiegouniontribune.com -

Environmental groups hailed the decision, pointing to estimates that energy use in buildings account for about one-fourth of greenhouse gas emissions in California. The state’s four [...]

California Professor Under Attack For Hosting Palestinian Lawmaker

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronicintifada.net -

A UC Berkeley lecturer is under attack for hosting an event with a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament who challenged Israel’s claim to be a democracy. The campaign to punish Hatem Bazian [...]

California’s Proposed Net Neutrality Bill Gains Steam

By Wendy Davis, MediaPost.com. -

The bill (SB 822), introduced last month by state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules in the state by prohibiting broadband providers from [...]

Fracking/Drilling Protesters Greet Ca Gov Jerry Brown At National Press Club

By Luke on Tue, Dcindymedia.org -

On the 17th of April, California's governor Jerry Brown appeared at the National Press Club. To get in, he had to pass protesters demanding he cut his ties to California's oil and gas industy and [...]

#DianteYarber: California Cops Gun Down Father Of 3 In Hail Of Bullets. His Crime? Sitting In Walmart’s Parking Lot

By Kirsten West Savali, Theroot.com -

Barstow, Calif., police officers fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets into a car in Walmart’s parking lot, killing Diante “Butchie” Yarber, 26, and shooting two other passengers, [...]

AT&T And Cable Lobby Are Terrified Of A California Net Neutrality Bill

By Jon Brodkin, Arstechnica.com -

Internet service providers celebrated four months ago when the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate nationwide net neutrality rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid [...]

Protests Shut Down Sacramento Kings Game, Freeways Over Stephon Clark’s Death

By Carla Herreria, Huffingtonpost.com -

Black Lives Matter activists linked arms and blocked the Golden 1 Center while chanting: “Stephon Clark!” Outraged over the latest police shooting of an unarmed black man, hundreds of protesters [...]

Disney Unions’ Ballot Drive Seeks To Raise Wages Up To $18 An Hour For Hospitality Companies That Take Anaheim Subsidies

By Margot Roosevelt, Ocregister.com -

The Disneyland Resort and any large hospitality business benefiting from Anaheim city subsidies would be required to pay at least $15 an hour to their workers beginning in 2019 under a proposed [...]

US Solar Installers Report Increased Optimism—Except In California

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

EnergySage said its annual survey indicates “solar installers have much to look forward to in 2018 and beyond.” Even as U.S. solar faced a tumultuous year, installer confidence "improved [...]

A California Trend Worth Catching: College For All

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

America's left coast is showing how to break up concentrated wealth and fund higher education for all. California can be an annoyingly trendy state. Think avocado toast, In-N-Out Burger, [...]

Big Oil Praises Gov. Brown’s State Of The State Address

By Dan Bacher, Indybay.org -

"Jerry Brown has refused to start turning off the oil spigot as donations and lobbying dollars continue to flowfrom Big Oil,” said Liza Tucker, Consumer Advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “It’s time [...]

California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant Being Shut Down

By Staff, AP.org -

The last remaining nuclear power plant in California will begin shutting down operations in six years, after state regulators Thursday unanimously approved a plan outlining details of the [...]

California Is Preparing To Defend Its Waters From Trump Order

By Jane Kay, Revealnews.org -

In its first act to shield California from the Trump administration’s repeal of regulations, the state’s water board has prepared its own rules protecting wetlands and other waters. The proposed [...]

California Regulations May Hinder Trump Effort To Renew Offshore Drilling

By Ellen Knickmeyer, Talkingpointsmemo.com -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the U.S. environmental movement, politicians and environmental activists have built [...]

The California Sycamore On California Avenue

By Neil Cohen, laprogressive.com -

This is, for a change, a feel good story; maybe, so far, we hope; a breezy general history of a giant sycamore, our community, and a disparate band of amateur activists coming together to [...]