CAPS Articles

Obituary: Frederick G. Styles Wrote State’s Environmental Bill of Rights

By Robert D. Davila
Sacramento Bee
June 3, 2008

Frederick G. Styles, an environmental activist who influenced major legislation to protect California's natural beauty and won a groundbreaking legal battle over plans to develop the Stone Lakes nature area, has died at age 78.

He died May 18 of Parkinson's disease in a residential care center in Dublin, said his daughter, Katy Rogers. He had lived mostly in Bolinas after retiring in the 1980s, she said.

Classrooms uprooting American heritage

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Adam Sleiman, 7, from Dearborn, Mich., waves an American flag during this year's Memorial Day parade down Constitution Avenue.

Without Immigrants, California’s Population would have Held Steady

Monday, Jun. 30, 2008
Merced Sun-Star

California had about 27 million residents when Californians for Population Stabilization was formed in 1986 to raise alarms about the impacts of continued population growth in what was already the nation's most populous state.

Immigration, Population and Politics

By Dan Walters

June 28, 2008
The Modesto Bee
The Sacramento Bee
The San Luis Obispo Tribune

California had about 27 million residents when Californians for Population Stabilization was formed in 1986 to raise alarms about the impacts of continued population growth in what was already the nation's most populous state.

Population Group Criticizes California Senate Appeals to Governor for Help

The Coming Population Bust

By Jeff Jacoby
June 18, 2008
The Boston Globe

First of two columns

THOMAS MALTHUS has been dead for 170 years, but the Malthusian fallacy - the dread conviction that the growth of human population leads to hunger, shortages, and a ravaged environment - is unfortunately alive and well:

Peak oil and world population

Peak oil simply means that sooner or later world oil production will hit a peak, and then begin an inevitable and irreversible decline as exploitable stocks are drawn down. Oil will continue to be produced for decades, but at decreasing rates. Gushers will become trickles.

Letting gridlock loose on L.A.

When approving developments, local officials have sidestepped laws meant to limit the effects on traffic.
By Jeffrey L. Rabin and Dan Weikel
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers

June 9, 2008

When Santa Monica officials approved the massive Water Garden office complex, they predicted the project would generate thousands of good jobs and revive a once-tired industrial neighborhood.

They also predicted a lot of traffic.

Twenty years later, both predictions have come true. Just ask Aundraya Reliford.

Illegal Immigrants Drain State Coffers

By Diana Hull, Ph.D.
The Press-Enterprise
April 7, 2008

Gov. Schwarzenegger has said it would be a “big mistake” to blame illegal immigration for California’s budget crisis. 

But the connection between the budget shortfall -- now reported to be as high as $20 billion -- and the cost of illegal immigration cannot be so easily dismissed.

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