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California Dodges Outages During Heat Wave But EV Owners Push Grid CapacityAlthough the record-breaking heat wave eased slightly Friday, California ISO again issued a Flex Alert urging Californians to conserve power to relieve stress on the grid. Many eectric vehicle owners who had to travel couldn't comply.
California Reopens: Downtown Walnut Creek Retailers, Restaurants In Dispute Over Future Of ParkletsCities across the Bay Area have looked for imaginative ways to help restaurants during the pandemic.  But on one street in Walnut Creek, the effort has raised the ire of other businesses who say they’ve been pushed completely out of sight.
Study: Most Cosmetics Sold In U.S, Canada Contain Toxic PFAs Used In Nonstick PansMore than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study.
With California Eviction Moratorium About to Expire, Tenants Ask for ReliefThe statewide eviction moratorium is set to expire in 20 days, putting more than one million Californians at risk of losing their homes.
California Urges EPA To Let State Set Its Own Auto Emissions StandardsOfficials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Illegal Street Vendors on San Francisco Waterfront Sell Food, Alcohol Raising Health Safety ConcernsDozens of illegal vendors have set up shop selling merchandise, food and even alcohol in direct competition with licensed merchants along San Francisco's waterfront.