The Latest on California’s Sanctuary State Law---Encouraging News

California Referendum Process Dates Back to 1911. For the millions of Californians opposed...

Joe Guzzardi

Limiting Access in America to Family Planning Has a High Cost

In a 163-page rule-changing document, “Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage...

Maria Fotopoulos

Steinle Trial Moves forward, but Congressional Anti-Sanctuary Bills Remain Stuck in Swamp

Testimony begins in San Francisco Sanctuary City, Kate Steinle Trial. Last week, the...

Joe Guzzardi

Refugee Resettlement Declining, Helpful in Slowing U.S. Population Growth

U.S. Fertility at all-time low. Recently released State Department data showed that in...

Joe Guzzardi

California won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing density in its cities

By Liam Dillon
March 6, 2017
LA Times

To meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, California will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources.

But those efforts will come up short, warn state regulators, without dramatic changes to how Californians live and travel.

Public University Lays off 79 IT Workers After They Train Outsourced Replacements

Laid-off unionized IT workers at the University of California's San Francisco campus protested and spoke to the media on their last day of work.

Joe Mullin
March 2, 2017
Ars Technica

Union says it's the first time a public university has embraced IT outsourcing. 

Renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson calls for preserving half of Earth to save biodiversity

The extinct golden toad (Incilius periglenes) formerly lived in a small area of cloud forest in Costa Rica.
The last sighting was in May 1989, and it has since been officially classified as extinct.  Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

California's crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities

Heavy equipment operators dig access points to the riverbank to allow heavy equipment access to remove the sediment and debris from the diversion pool area just below the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam in Butte County. Photo taken February 17, 2017. Brian Baer/ California Department of Water Resources

By: Todd Firchette
February 20, 2017
Western Farm Press
 

California spent on high-speed rail and illegal immigrants, but ignored Oroville Dam

Photo by: Randy Pench
The California Department of Water Resources increased the amount of water being discharged from Lake Oroville in anticipation of storms later this week as well as snowmelt this spring, but criticism about neglect of the 50-year-old dam continues to flood the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. (Associated Press)

 
By Valerie Richardson
February 13, 2017

Forget Silicon Valley: Here’s the place worried that Trump will chop technology visas

Seema Mody
February 13, 2017
CNBC
 
President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda and his focus on curbing immigration have stoked fears that visas widely given to technology workers may be on the chopping block.
 

San Joaquin Valley continues to sink because of groundwater pumping, NASA says

Joseph Serna
February 9, 2017
Los Angeles Times

California’s San Joaquin Valley continues to sink at an alarming rate because of groundwater pumping and irrigation, according to a new study by NASA.

CAPS Embraces the American Dream ...

CAPS does not advocate blaming people from other countries for wanting to come live here. 

Trump threatens to defund ‘out of control’ California

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday delivered his State of the State address, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue and restating every priority to focus on the “broader context of our country and its challenges.” Bee Capitol Bureau 
 
By Sean Cockerham
February 5, 2017
McClatchy DC
 

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