Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California growers trying to replace diminishing farm workers with robots

Faced with a shrinking population of immigrant farm workers, California growers are racing to adopt technological innovations that will mechanically pick crops. [LA Times] Over much of the past decade, Mexican immigrants have been returning... (Continue reading)

California and feds clash over firefighting bill

The state of California is threatening to stop sending firefighters to fires in national forests if the federal government does not reimburse local agencies for the costs of battling blazes. [Mercury News] California Emergency Services... (Continue reading)

Judge temporarily stops California from confiscating high-capacity magazines

Thousands of Californians who own large-capacity magazines were due to turn them in on Saturday in accordance with a new state law. However, shortly before the deadline, a federal judge issued an injunction temporarily putting... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student crowned Miss California

A Cal Poly student now holds the crown of Miss California after winning the state pageant held in Fresno on Saturday. Jillian Smith, 22, is a broadcast journalism senior at Cal Poly who comes from... (Continue reading)

Anger erupts after California speaker dumps single-payer bill

California progressives are furious with Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who last week halted the the single-payer health care bill that had passed the state Senate. Rendon and his critics are now trading blows as... (Continue reading)

More than 100 people exercise California’s new right to die

A total of 111 people took life-ending pills over the last seven months of 2016 under California right-to-die law. [USA Today] The law took effect on June 9, 2016. A newly released report by the... (Continue reading)

California to label Monsanto’s Roundup as cause of cancer

The state of California is intensifying its battle with agrochemical giant Monsanto. On Monday, the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, will be... (Continue reading)

State of California identifies Lopez Dam as “high-hazard”

San Luis Obispo County’s Lopez Dam near Arroyo Grande is a “high-hazard” reservoir, according to an recent assessment conducted by the state of California. Earlier this year, the Oroville Dam’s primary spillway suffered damage and... (Continue reading)

California voters oppose gas tax hike

California voters are overwhelming opposed to the gas tax hike that is set to take effect later this year, according a poll released by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS). The results of... (Continue reading)

Californians crowd SLO courthouse to back woman charged with electioneering

Residents from all over California showed up at San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Tuesday to support an elderly Atascadero woman whom state prosecutors have charged with electioneering. [KSBY] Edith Knight is facing two misdemeanor... (Continue reading)



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