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California Low-Wage Workers Earning Less Now Than In 1979, Study Finds

A new analysis from the University of California, Berkeley found, adjusting for inflation, low-wage workers in the Golden State are earning less than they did in 1979.

04/30/2015

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California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During Drought

California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.

04/30/2015

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Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

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Oregon Brewers Use Purified Recycled Wastewater To Make Beer

A brew crew in Oregon has come up with a resourceful way of making beer from recycled and purified wastewater. But does it pass the taste test? And will drought-stricken California catch on?

04/29/2015

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Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030

The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.

04/29/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $10,000 Fines For Egregious Water Wasters During Drought

Governor Jerry Brown met with most of California’s big city mayors Tuesday to discuss the drought in the State Capitol and to announce a plan to slap water wasters with much stiffer fines.

04/28/2015

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blows Up Pool In Video Demanding California Terminate Drought

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held an emergency forum on the state’s drought situation. Experts say it’s more serious than most Californians realize, while the former governor says we shouldn’t marvel at innovative solutions.

04/28/2015

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Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Strikes Mendocino County

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near Redwood Valley Tuesday morning.

04/28/2015

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Woodside May Resort To Publicly Shaming Water Wasters Who Can Afford Fines

Shaming may be the trick to getting water wasters in Woodside to conserve during the state’s drought, where financial incentives might not be enough.

04/27/2015

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Cal Fire Announces Broad Burn Permit Requirements For Rural Areas Across State

Starting May 1, Cal Fire will require residents in Bay Area and neighboring fire units to obtain a burn permit for any outdoor open burning in rural, unincorporated areas.

04/27/2015

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