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USDA Designates California a Drought Disaster Area | Association of California Water Agencies

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California lawmakers to study Salton Sea's potential

As California continues to focus on diversifying future energy development, state lawmakers will head to the desert to evaluate how the Salton Sea's renewable sources can help.
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State May Require Utilities Develop Power Storage | The Grid | ReWire | KCET

A draft of a policy would require the state's three largest utilities to start acquiring power storage capacity, with a target of more than 1,300 megawatts of storage capacity by 2020.
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Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations

SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster.
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Brown offers pension deal to unlock transit funds

Federal official says compromise plan should keep money flowing.
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California Science Center grants control of Coliseum to USC

The California Science Center gave final approval Wednesday to a deal that grants USC control over the publicly owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of its revenue for the next century.
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AB 327: The Dark Side for California Solar : Greentech Media

How flattened tiered rates, fixed monthly charges could undercut solar’s economic competitiveness
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Water, the Delta and prosperity

The latest comprehensive economic analysis of the governor’s plan for fixing the state’s aging water system and restoring the environmental health of the Delta estimates that the project will yield roughly $5 billion in net benefits for...
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Science news and reports: Second draft of Delta Science Plan, Native fish and tidal marsh habitat, water storage, atmospheric rivers, social sciences and science, and more!

Second draft of the Delta Science Plan now available for public comment:  The Delta Science Plan is being developed by the Delta Science Program to create a scientific infrastructure that will prov...
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Sen. Hill's High Speed Rail Bill on Governor's Desk

The bill will limit the impact on Peninsula communities from high speed rail.
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Completed Colton Crossing overpass to eliminate rail bottleneck

One of the worst railway chokepoints in the nation was eliminated Wednesday with the opening of a $93-million overpass that separated two busy tracks at historic Colton Crossing in San Bernardino County.
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Rule change helped thief return to state of California payroll - The Sacramento Bee

Two questions removed from most civil service job applications three years ago allowed an embezzler to return to state government work after she went to prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from another agency.
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Sacramento judge tentatively says state can auction air quality credits in California - The Sacramento Bee

California’s cap-and-trade carbon auctions are within the authority of the state Air Resources Board under a 7-year-old law aimed at addressing global warming, a Sacramento judge has tentatively ruled.
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Water-Energy Synergies: Coordinating Efficiency Programs in California - Pacific Institute

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Fulton Mall slated to get $16 million from feds for reopening | Breaking News | FresnoBee.com

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday morning that the city of Fresno's plans to reopen Fulton Mall to auto traffic is one of 52 projects nationwide to receive federal funding. Fresno's grant is for $15,924,620.
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Edison releases San Onofre records

Edison releases San Onofre records | Thursday Newsfeed | Scoop.it
After nuclear plant retirement, documents published about review of faulty generators.
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AP California State News Wire | Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown - AP Nation / World

National and World News from the Union Democrat, Sonora, CA News, Sports, Weather
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Central Valley Business Times

Central Valley Business Times. Probing the Business of California's Great Central Valley.
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SDG&E's proposed South Bay Substation relocation sparks land-use concerns

The proposed construction of a new bayfront electrical substation in southern Chula Vista has the Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association concerned that the public hasn’t been given adequate knowledge of the strings - or in this case, transmission...
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Sempra getting new HQ in 2015

Sempra signs 25-year deal for new downtown HQ; will old building become new city hall?
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Recycled water being added to water table in southeastern county

WHITTIER >> Two water agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that will add 24 trillion gallons of recycled water a year to the ground water used by residents of 43 cities in southern Los Angeles County.Four million residents from cities w...
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USDA Announces Completion Of 500th Recovery Act Water Project

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the completion of the 500th water and wastewater project funded under the American Recovery...
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Train in Vain by Chris Reed - City Journal

A judge's ruling puts California's high-speed rail plan in legal peril.
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Bridge retrofit needs a retrofit

Influential civil engineer Tung-Yen Lin had a different take when a panel approved the signature design favored by local pols.
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Judge: San Bernardino is eligible for bankruptcy protection

The city filed for bankruptcy a year ago as it faced a $24 million deficit. The judge has yet to rule whether the city can change its pension obligations.
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