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California Passes Neighborhood Food Act

California Passes Neighborhood Food Act | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California gov. Jerry Brown signed the Neighborhood Food Act into law last week, asserting the rights of individuals to grown produce on their land.
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$1.6 Million Low-Income Carsharing Pilot Headed to L.A.

$1.6 Million Low-Income Carsharing Pilot Headed to L.A. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Article and image cross-posted from the SUMC blog. Photo credit: Mariordo.
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Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies

Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies, like Nestle, that bottle water in California are actually using a tiny fraction of the total water used in the state.
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The Tomato Harvester | Boom: A Journal of California

The Tomato Harvester | Boom: A Journal of California | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you’ve driven the highways and back roads of the Central and Sacramento Valleys in the summer, when the tomatoes are at their ripest, you may have seen them. And maybe like me, the first time you saw them you had to stop and watch for a while. It’s difficult not to be mesmerized by the strangeness of a tomato harvesting machine. “Factories in the field” is what some scholars have called them, and it’s easy to see why.

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Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it

Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Federal officials said they will investigate expired permits the company uses to tap water from a national forest
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Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst

Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While California suffers through a historic 4-year drought, the corporate giant has made billions on bottled water
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California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown issues water rules - CNN.com

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown issues water rules - CNN.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms. The state is caught in an historic drought.
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Uber and Lyft in California: How to use employment law to wreck an industry - Forbes

Uber and Lyft in California: How to use employment law to wreck an industry - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The greatest advances in local transportation are driven by innovation companies like Uber and Lyft.  Their new platform technology allows for a scalable network that links drivers to consumers in real time, by supplying simultaneous two-way information...
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Taken by tenants: Perils of the new sharing economy

Taken by tenants: Perils of the new sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California lawmakers are expected to explore regulations for online room and apartment rentals this session. Good timing. Here’s how easy it is to be hijacked by the sharing economy.
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Californians May Soon Have to Register 3D Printed Guns | Inside3DP.com

Californians May Soon Have to Register 3D Printed Guns | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Senate Bill 808 which requires regulation of 3D printed guns is awaiting approval by CA Governor Jerry Brown. But is this really necessary?
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California Takes Its First Step Toward Creating the Distributed, Intelligent Grid of the Future : Greentech Media

California Takes Its First Step Toward Creating the Distributed, Intelligent Grid of the Future : Greentech Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The challenge of integrating distributed energy at grid scale—and why it can’t wait
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California Screaming - The New Yorker

California Screaming - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the spiritual geography of San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall—a glass-and-concrete half rotunda much resembling R2-D2’s neckline—sits between hills steep with layered mansions and the urban basin where the city’s gritty elements now rest. John Adams’s “Harmonielehre” premièred here; so did a recent album by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. When the hall opened, in the eighties, it was said to be “dead” and “at war with itself,” but acoustic tinkering perked it up, and today it’s a reminder of the way the urban landscape is perpetually smoothing its sharp edges. Pleasant London plane trees trace the building. A warm, cultivated light glows from inside. On the evening of the Crunchies Awards, one Monday in February, the fog was so low and diaphanous that it appeared only in spotlights by the entrance, pointing grandly toward the sky.
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Joe Mathews: 'Sharing economy' poses risks for California - Sacramento Bee

Joe Mathews: 'Sharing economy' poses risks for California - Sacramento Bee | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I have learned the hard way, as father to three small boys, that sharing causes conflict. Ask humans to play with the same toy at the same time, and it won’t take long for a fight to break out. The smart move is to find duplicates of that toy, or to urge interested parties to “take turns.”

That’s why I fear the much-celebrated “sharing economy” – the catch-all name for “peer-to-peer” firms, many based in California, that connect people for the purposes of distributing, sharing and reusing goods and services – is likely to produce more fights than profits. And that would embroil our state in political, legal, commercial and environmental battles.



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Local Warming: California, Local Warming, The Compass - BBC World Service

Local Warming: California, Local Warming, The Compass - BBC World Service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sasha Khokha asks how her fellow Californians are responding to climate change
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is actually being built in California next year

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is actually being built in California next year | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Agreements have been secured for a five-mile £65-million test track in California.
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California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News

California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US state of California has stepped up its attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting tough new targets for 2030.
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Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California

Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As California suffers a record drought, local residents and activists took a stand to Nestlé to stop its guzzling of California's water for profit
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This is how we avoid climate catastrophe: The simple — yet radical — steps needed to solve California’s water crisis

This is how we avoid climate catastrophe: The simple — yet radical — steps needed to solve California’s water crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tackling California's drought requires rethinking "ancient ideas," an expert tells Salon
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Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions | We Are Change

Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions | We Are Change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California's oil and gas industry is estimated to use more than 2 million gallons of fresh water per day
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California could power itself three to five times over with solar

California could power itself three to five times over with solar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You don't have to go to the desert to find land suitable for solar power, a new report finds.
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California Introduces the Local Economies Securities Act Crowdfunding Exemption - Crowdfund Insider

California Introduces the Local Economies Securities Act Crowdfunding Exemption - Crowdfund Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California Introduces the Local Economies Securities Act Crowdfunding Exemption Crowdfund Insider Existing law exempts from permit requirements any offer or sale of a membership in a California consumer cooperative corporation, provided that the...
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Sharing Activists Reveal Plan to Turn Los Angeles into Sharing Mecca

Sharing Activists Reveal Plan to Turn Los Angeles into Sharing Mecca | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As a founding member of the Sharing Cities Network (SCN), Shareable interviewed Arroyo Sustainable Economies Organization (ASECO) to get the scoop on their recently released plan to create Share LA. It's a bold plan to turn notoriously unequal and sprawling Los Angeles into a community-oriented, resource sharing city for all.
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It's Official: California Moves Grid Planning Toward the Edge - Greentech Media

It's Official: California Moves Grid Planning Toward the Edge - Greentech Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The AB 327-mandated shift toward distributed, customer-owned resources in utility grid plans gets underway.

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California removes ban on Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative currencies

California removes ban on Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative currencies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new California law removes a ban on using currencies other than the U.S. dollar, which is intended to accommodate the growing use of alternative payment methods such as bitcoin.

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It a brave new world..

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California law removes ban on alternative currencies

California law removes ban on alternative currencies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new California law removes a ban on using currencies other than the U.S. dollar, which is intended to accommodate the growing use of alternative payment methods such as bitcoin.
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