Tag Archives: State of California

Can GPS tracking stop customers from stealing rental cars? In California, a new debate over privacy begins.

Rental companies say GPS tracking could solve the problem, but privacy advocates disagree. The vehicle had disappeared without a trace weeks earlier. Sharky Laguana — owner of a San Francisco business that rents out Mercedes-Benz vans — figured he’d never be able to track down his stolen property. As luck would have it, he didn’t […]
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California’s snow drought is a recipe for danger

Scant snowfall is fueling drought, floods, wildfires and mudslides. California is likely facing another year of water woes. The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies up to a third of California’s water, is exceptionally meager this year. Experts found around half as much snow on the mountains as they typically would in early April, when the […]
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California Takes Up Ocean Wind Energy After Oregon Project Fails

Two years after a ocean wind energy project failed to gain traction in Southern Oregon, developers are trying their luck in California. Renewable energy developers are taking a second chance on an ocean wind project off the West Coast. They’re planning a floating array of wind turbines in Northern California. The effort comes two years […]
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California, NY sue Trump administration over addition of citizenship question to census

The suit is just the beginning of a high-stakes political battle that could affect representation in Congress and the electoral college, as well as the distribution of federal funds. The state of California sued the Trump administration Monday night, arguing that the decision to add a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution. […]
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California looks to Pacific Northwest as it revives grid expansion proposal

After failed efforts by Gov. Jerry Brown in the last two years, California lawmakers are working on a proposal to expand the state’s wholesale electricity market, with their eyes cast north to Oregon and Washington. Request full-text here (for State Agency patrons only) Source: California looks to Pacific Northwest as it revives grid expansion proposal […]
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Sanctuary lawsuit against California could impact Oregon – Capital Bureau

Legal experts say California is likely being used as an example to Oregon and other sanctuary states and cities. While California’s sanctuary laws are bolder than Oregon’s, the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against California announced Wednesday could portend legal action against other states. Source: Sanctuary lawsuit against California could impact Oregon – Capital Bureau […]
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Cap And Trade| Honors College – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon lawmakers are proposing a bill that would create a cap and trade program to reduce the state’s carbon emissions. Erica Morehouse, a senior attorney and carbon market expert at the Environmental Defense Fund, joins us to discuss California’s cap and trade program and how Oregon’s might look different. What is the value of an honors […]
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California will put 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030, Gov. Jerry Brown says

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to put 5 million electric cars on the state’s roads by 2030. Brown announced the new goal in his State of the State speech this week, and formalized the target in an executive order issued Friday. Source: California will put 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030, Gov. […]
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Plan to maximize N. California flows to Central Valley terrible for salmon | Guest Commentary

Reprinted with permission from the Feb. 1 Eureka Times-Standard. This week Klamath and Sacramento River Tribal Members, Fishermen and Northern Farmers rallied at the State Capitol and attended meetings in Chico and Los Banos to voice their opposition against the Trump Administration’s proposal to maximize water and power deliveries to the Central Valley Project. Verbal […]
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Movement Against Juvenile Court Fees Runs Into Resistance

In almost every state and the District of Columbia, the minors who appear in the roughly one million juvenile court cases each year may be charged for multiple court-related costs, fines and fees. California this month became the first state to eliminate court costs, fees and finesfor young offenders. But court officials and legislators wary of […]
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