Downsizing

“Downsizing” in contemporary vernacular has come to be associated with reducing...

Maria Fotopoulos

A View of 2017 through Jobs

“Fake news” became a standard line in 2017, and it’s not surprising when...

Maria Fotopoulos

MS-13 Operating in White House’s Shadow

Langley Park, MD., near White House, hotbed of MS-13 violence. Open border’s...

Joe Guzzardi

Another Year Ends with Scant Media Reporting on Overpopulation

Journalists consider writing about overpopulation too risky. As 2017 draws to a close,...

Joe Guzzardi

Hear about the tract house that went for $800,000 above asking? Welcome to California 2017

Online real estate ad for Sunnyvale home that went for nearly $800,000 over the asking price. (Keller Williams Realty)

By Steve Lopez
September 16, 2017
Los Angeles Times

The population of California was just above 10 million when I joined the party in 1953. Today we’ve got nearly four times as many residents, or just short of 40 million.

The Salton Sea is a California crisis. It’s time for the state to show some urgency

A man fishes for tilapia in 2015 along the receding banks of the Salton Sea near Bombay Beach, Calif. Toxic dust from the shrinking lake poses one of the largest environmental and public health crises in state history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) 

Residential sprawl kills — literally

Joe Guzzardi
September 6, 2017
As seen in:
The Jackson Sun
Ironton Tribune
The Vindicator

Sunnyside Daily Sun News
Daily Sun

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populated with more than 10 million residents, is in an emergency state, per Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration. The largest inferno in Los Angeles’ history has forced hundreds from their homes.

Little more than two months ago in Northern California, wildfires destroyed houses and sent people fleeing for safety. Urban sprawl created housing developments in remote, difficult-to-access regions that stalled rescue crews’ arrivals.

Pop​-​up Wetlands Helping Migrating Shorebirds

Shorebirds flock at sunset over The Nature Conservancy wetland program field in Sacramento Valley, California. - The Nature Conservancy/Drew Kelly
Tracy Staedter
August 31, 2017
Science

What happens when California becomes a ‘sanctuary state’?

By Taryn Luna
August 29, 2017
The Sacramento Bee

California’s so-called “sanctuary state” bill, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León as a direct response to President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deport “bad hombres” and undocumented immigrants, is well on its way to becoming law.

A Labor Day Wish – More Jobs for Americans

By Joe Guzzardi
August 31, 2017

Don’t be deceived by media reporting about the jobs market. Economists like to say that the monthly data is encouraging or shows improvement. A lot of smoke is thrown out at the unsuspecting about seasonal adjustments, monthly revisions or weather-related declines that, when the jobs numbers are too miserable to overlook, is intended to distract.

Southern California Assembly members divided on immigration bill

FILE -- In this Aug. 31, 2016 file photo the dome of the state Capitol glows in the early evening in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers return Monday, Aug. 21 , from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)  

Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arresting a man in Riverside, Calif., in June.Credit Melissa Lyttle for The New York Times

Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

A man wearing a respiratory protection mask walks toward an office building during the smog after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing's central business district, China, December 21, 2016.Jason Lee

By Anne Harding
August 15, 2017
Reuters

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