Gov. Brown Signs Order to Reduce Wildfire DangerGov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order on Thursday that aims to reduce the dangers of wildfires following some of the most destructive blazes in state history.
Oakland Leaders Approve Ordinance Curbing Use Of Plastic StrawsThe Oakland City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in the city's restaurants, bars and cafes unless customers ask for them.
Bumpy Ride For Proposed Squaw Valley Roller CoasterA proposal to build a roller coaster-style ride on a hillside at Squaw Valley has ignited a controversy in Lake Tahoe.
Appeals Court Doesn't Stop Crude Oil Rail Shipments Through RichmondCourt upholds dismissal of a lawsuit in which environmentalists sought to challenge crude oil rail shipments through Richmond.
California Environmental, Labor Groups Object To Trans-Pacific PartnershipCalifornia environmental and labor groups are objecting to a trade deal signed by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries on Wednesday.
Top Environmentalists Oppose Shakeup At California Coastal CommissionDozens of environmental and advocacy groups are urging the powerful California Coastal Commission to reject a proposal to oust its top executive.
SF-Based Sierra Club Sues To Stop U2 Guitarist The Edge From Building Malibu MansionsThe Sierra Club is suing the California Coastal Commission in an effort to halt approval of U2 guitarist The Edge's plans to build five mansions on a Malibu ridge.
Billion Dollar Project Will Bring Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Area Next To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland HillsCity officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume LessCalifornia households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.
Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Moves Forward With Mountain Coaster And Other Summer Attractions To Offset Dismal Ski SeasonWith little snowfall for the last two winter seasons, business has fallen for Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts and one of them is already looking to the summer for new revenue as the U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a major plans to expand its summer attractions—including a mountain coaster. Some environmentalists, however, say it will have have an negative impact.
Activists Submit Thousands Of Signatures For SF Waterfront Ballot InitiativeActivists have submitted thousands of signatures to the Department of Elections to prevent some key developments on San Francisco's waterfront. Voters could see a ballot measure as soon as June.

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