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2015/04/18 00:45
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So does the environment. Both through natural and government regulated water flows to streams, rivers and deltas. That’s despite the fact that those sectors use a combined 90 percent of the state’s...
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2015/04/17 13:58
2015/04/17 13:58
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Legislation passed last year by Congress requires public colleges and universities to extend in-state tuition to all veterans and their dependents or lose access to G.I. Bill benefits. Schools in...
2015/04/17 01:02
2015/04/17 01:02
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With almonds and alfalfa coming in for criticism amid California’s drought, Gov. Jerry Brown argued Thursday against any “Big Brother” effort to curtail production of water-heavy crops. “That’s a...
2015/04/16 10:02
2015/04/16 10:02
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Gov. Jerry Brown is using his power of appointments to remake the state Board of Education. All its 11 members, who oversee policy for K-12 schools, have been appointed by him. He recently appointed...
2015/04/16 07:58
2015/04/16 07:58
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Almost every number used to analyze California�s drought can be debated, but this can be safely said: No level of restrictions on residential use can solve the problem. The solution lies with...
2015/04/14 01:28
2015/04/14 01:28
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Not many candidates can draw more than 10,000 people into the Bay Area's streets for a campaign rally, but two did so eight years ago -- one of them is now president, and the other is running to...
2015/04/13 17:24
2015/04/13 17:24
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Crime is on a downward trend in Mountain View, but that isn't stopping thieves from burglarizing homes and businesses, according to a police department report on 2014 crime statistics. And while its a...
2015/04/13 07:58
2015/04/13 07:58
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As Californians who have not yet filed their tax returns rush to get that unpleasant chore done this week, many residents are feeling overly burdened. Forty-five percent of adults polled earlier this...
2015/04/12 01:58
2015/04/12 01:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown confirmed Saturday that his administration has changed its permitting approach for his controversial plan to build a pair of massive tunnels to divert water around the Delta to the...
2015/04/12 01:58
2015/04/12 01:58
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The “gold star” list projected on a big screen at last week’s meeting of California’s State Water Resources Control Board heaped praise on several water agencies whose residents had made major strides...
2015/04/11 15:53
2015/04/11 15:53
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Water is complicated. Nowhere is that more true than in California, and never more than during a major drought. That may be why so much of the debate about how to manage California's scarce water...
2015/04/10 19:51
2015/04/10 19:51
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California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. State regulators are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide —...
2015/04/10 03:58
2015/04/10 03:58
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When Gov. Jerry Brown announced his unprecedented water use reduction order last week, California farmers were largely spared. They quickly developed another problem: Bad PR. At issue was the...
2015/04/10 00:06
2015/04/10 00:06
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Concerns are lessening about the finances of the state of California, even while other problems — like the drought — have shouldered their way into the spotlight. A recent report from the nonpartisan...
2015/04/09 06:34
2015/04/09 06:34
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REUTERSCalifornia's first statewide mandatory restrictions on urban water use - cuts of 25 percent for non-agricultural users - were ordered last week by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown as a...
2015/04/08 23:33
2015/04/08 23:33
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... News) – After taking the unprecedented step of ordering mandatory water-use reductions throughout his state, California Gov. Jerry Brown defended his executive order’s treatment of the state’s...
2015/04/08 14:20
2015/04/08 14:20
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In the wake of California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to enact mandatory restrictions on the use of water given the state's ongoing, historic drought, people nationwide have become obsessed with...
2015/04/08 05:16
2015/04/08 05:16
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Communities that already use very little water, such as the coastal city of Santa Cruz, will only have to cut back by 10 percent under the plan, but thirsty areas such as the Coachella Valley desert...
2015/04/07 20:42
2015/04/07 20:42
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The idea is straight out of Economics 101: If you want people to do less of something, raise the price. And California desperately needs its residents and businesses to use less water. So rather than...
2015/04/07 16:43
2015/04/07 16:43
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My car spends its idle time under a tree of unknown — to me — species, though obviously one eager to dump leaves in the fall that rot quickly into black gum and messy pods in the spring. As a result,...
2015/04/18 00:45
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