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Flood Follow-Up: What Are Local Governments Doing to Shore Up Infrastructure Affected by the Valentine’s Day flood?

Flood Follow-Up: What Are Local Governments Doing to Shore Up Infrastructure Affected by the Valentine’s Day flood?

Mar 21, 2019 11:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The flood the Coachella Valley experienced on Valentine’s Day will not soon be forgotten—and the scars it left will be visible for a long time.

The severity of the event was framed for us by the facts ...

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Cannabis in the CV: Marijuana Businesses Need to Make Sure Their Advertising Is Reaching the Right People

Cannabis in the CV: Marijuana Businesses Need to Make Sure Their Advertising Is Reaching the Right People

Mar 21, 2019 08:15  |  Robin Goins

Cannabis, while legal, is heavily regulated in the state of California—as is cannabis advertising.

According to the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control code, any advertising done for cannabis must be to...

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Snapshot: A Wild-Card Player Becomes the Talk of the BNP Paribas Open as She Marches Toward the Championship

Snapshot: A Wild-Card Player Becomes the Talk of the BNP Paribas Open as She Marches Toward the Championship

Mar 19, 2019 11:25  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

As the 2019 edition of the BNP Paribas Open shifted into high gear, the world’s best tennis players battled the weather, injuries, illness and each other for the trophies and the $1.3 million men’s an...

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Executions Halted: Gov. Gavin Newsom Places a Moratorium on Executions, Even Though Voters Recently Affirmed the Death Penalty

Executions Halted: Gov. Gavin Newsom Places a Moratorium on Executions, Even Though Voters Recently Affirmed the Death Penalty

Mar 14, 2019 16:00  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday, March 13, putting a moratorium on the death penalty in California and shuttering the execution chamber at San Quentin—a move that overrides a ...

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Mental Health-Care Struggles: Families Across California Say Their Loved Ones Aren't Getting the Treatment They Need

Mental Health-Care Struggles: Families Across California Say Their Loved Ones Aren't Getting the Treatment They Need

Mar 14, 2019 11:05  |  Jocelyn Wiener, CALmatters

Elizabeth Brown’s bedroom holds a trove of evidence of her fight to save herself.

Preserved among Twilight novels, posters of Korean pop singers and cameras she used for her budding journalism career a...

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The Foilies 2019: Recognizing the Year's Worst in Government Transparency, in Honor of Sunshine Week

The Foilies 2019: Recognizing the Year's Worst in Government Transparency, in Honor of Sunshine Week

Mar 12, 2019 08:50  |  the Electronic Frontier Foundation

The cause of government transparency finally broke through to the popular zeitgeist this year.

It wasn’t an investigative journalism exposé or a civil rights lawsuit that did it, but a light-hearted si...

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The State's New Environment Czar: Jared Blumenfeld Gained Perspective by Walking the Pacific Crest Trail

The State's New Environment Czar: Jared Blumenfeld Gained Perspective by Walking the Pacific Crest Trail

Mar 07, 2019 16:30  |  Julie Cart, CALmatters

What better way to decompress from a stressful federal government job than by trekking 2,600 miles on foot from Mexico to Canada?

That’s what Jared Blumenfeld, the new head of the California Environment...

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Snapshot: Meet Some of the Locals Helping With the Opening Days of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament

Snapshot: Meet Some of the Locals Helping With the Opening Days of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament

Mar 07, 2019 15:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

When entering the painstakingly manicured 121-acre grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for Day 1 of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the beauty offered up by both t...

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