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Bullet train snag could affect Transbay Terminal

Critics have complained that California's high-speed rail project is shaping up to be the bullet train to nowhere.
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Fluor nearly completes 125 MW Arlington Valley solar power plant

Construction firm a href=http://www.elp.com/articles/2013/8/fluor-set-to-build-power-plant-for-dominion-virginia-power.htmlFluor Corpa.
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Proposed desalination plant could harm ocean environment, report says

A proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach could significantly harm parts of the Southern California ocean environment unless substantial changes are made in its design and operation, according to the staff of the state Coastal...
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Cloud seeding, no longer magical thinking, is poised for use this winter - The Sacramento Bee

As California concludes a second drought year and water managers hope eagerly to avoid a third, utilities across the state are poised for that first mass of pillowy gray clouds to drift ashore from the Pacific Ocean.
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Reclaiming Rivers: The Latest Trend in Urban Design

For years, rivers were a source of transport and power, upon whose banks our cities were born.  But as cities industrialized, many of them clogged with
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Crist returns to the high-speed fray

ON MONDAY Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida, formally announced that he would be running—as a Democrat—to win his old seat back. Mr Crist's...
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Claremont Residents Want City To Buy Water Company Accused Of Price Gouging - CBS Los Angeles

Claremont residents raised questions tonight about rate hikes implemented by a controversial Golden State Water Company.
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Funding for L.A. Unified's iPad program uncertain after three years

A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to financially sustain after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District .
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Obama appoints Brown, Garcetti to climate-change task force

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown are among the state and local leaders named to a national task force that will recommend steps the federal government can take to help communities cope with climate change.
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Guest Commentary: Mission to fight ‘illegal’ high-speed rail project continues

The California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) recently released statements to local agencies and media that the Authority staff plans to recommend an alignment that travels east of the city
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Chula Vista breaks ground on $7.2 million waterfront extension

CHULA VISTA (CNS) - Port of San Diego and South Bay civic officials Wednesday marked the beginning of construction of the $7.2 million extension of H Street out to the Chula Vista waterfront.
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Long Beach City College releases list of extension classes under controversial pilot program

LONG BEACH >> After months of protest, Long Beach City College announced its schedule Monday of a controversial winter extension program that allows students to pay extra for high-demand courses.
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Another View: Extensive planning and detailed analysis have gone into Delta tunnel project - The Sacramento Bee

As part of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, state and federal agencies are proposing new intakes in the northern Delta that would protect the freshwater supply for 25 million Californians from Silicon Valley to San Diego.
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BART: New safety procedures could mean shorter system operating hours

In addition to defending itself against a flurry of criticism over its safety record from a state legislative panel and its own transit workers, BART managers Thursday at a special investigatory hearing announced that train operating hours may...
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High-speed rail plans focus of hearings in Sacramento | Local News | FresnoBee.com

Kings County, where sentiments against high-speed rail plans run strong, will be at the heart of action and arguments over the state's proposed train system today and Friday in Sacramento.
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Central Valley Project Began 2014 Water Year With 5.1 Million Acre-Feet | Association of California Water Agencies

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Largest Solar Plant in the World Goes Through Last Test Before Opening

The largest solar plant in the world - in California’s Mojave Desert - goes through its last test before opening, after a debate that pitted renewable energy against a threatened tortoise.
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Rail News - Metro Gold Line authority to begin work on Sierra Madre Villa Station, Azusa connection for Foothill extension. For Railroad Career Professionals

Railroad industry Passenger Rail news about: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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Residents upset over HSR route switch back to Hanford's east side

HANFORD — A state agency’s recommendation of a high-speed rail route east of Hanford is leaving a lot of local residents scratching their heads.
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High-speed rail board defends route in letter to Vidak | High-Speed Rail | FresnoBee.com

The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday made public a letter addressed to state Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, a critic of high-speed rail.
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