California Illegal Pot Seizures Top $1.5 Billion In Value

By Staff, Huffpost.com -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities seized more than $1.5 billion worth of illegally grown marijuana plants in California this year — an amount an industry expert said is roughly equal to the state’s [...]

We Need Publicly Owned Utilities

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

Right now, thousands of Californians are fleeing raging wildfires, while millions sit in the dark. And for-profit utilities may be to blame. Pacific Gas & Electric — a private, for-profit utility [...]

Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

Historic Breakthrough: Gov. Newsom Signs The Public Banking Act Into California Law

The Public Banking Institute -

Public Banking in California is a fantastic and historic breakthrough. This has been a longtime struggle of thousands of activists in California and throughout the country. Many cities and states [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

Victory! California’s Legislature Pulls AT&T And Comcast Bill That Protected Their Monopolies

By Ernesto Falcon, Eff.org -

AT&T and Comcast lobbyists fought hard this year to pass A.B. 1366, a bill that would have protected their broadband monopolies. Thanks to your support, that bill will not move forward this year. [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

Shell To Pay Up For Contaminating Groundwater In California

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Shell Oil Company was ordered this week to pay $63 million in damages for polluting groundwater in the city of Atwater, California. A jury this week found the corporation liable in the four-month [...]

Fighting Back: Six States Sue The EPA Over Its Approval Of Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. [...]

EPA Refuses To Allow Warning Labels For Glyphosate

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

The Environmental Protection Agency is protecting Monsanto by refusing to approve warning labels for products that contain glyphosate. Although the Internation Agency for Research on Cancer has [...]

Study: Enactment Of California’s Medical Marijuana Law Associated With Sustained Decline In Traffic Fatalities

Irvine, CA: The enactment of California's 1996 medical cannabis access law is associated with a significant and a sustained decline in motor vehicle fatalities, according to data published in [...]

California: Appeal Upheld In Challenge To Oil Drilling

By Los Padres Forest Watch, edhat.com. -

The California Bureau of Land Management has agreed with conservation groups that plans for a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument failed to comply with federal [...]

Woosley Fire: Sampling In The Wake Of Disaster

By Staff, Fairewinds.org -

During 2018, California was racked by the most devastating series of deadly forest fires in its history. While each of these events led to a tragic loss of lives, wildlife, homes, and entire [...]

Following Berkeley’s Natural Gas Ban, More California Cities Look To All-Electric Future

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Berkeley has become the first city in the United States to ban the use of natural gas in new low-rise buildings, and it isn't the only California community looking for ways to shift its buildings [...]

Climate Shenanigans At The California Democratic Convention In San Francisco

By Diablo Rising Tide, Indybay.org -

Climate Shenanigans at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco.  California's biggest secret is that Big Oil continues to dominate the conversation on fossil fuels and climate [...]