Car manufacturers plan to use some of the money to fight California's bid to set tougher greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles.
California Prop 7 is written by 2 billionaires not residing in California. This bill is deeply flawed and will put the small business out of business and harm our eco system. We need alternative energy but not in 20 years.
What do hens want, and how do humans know? That's the issue at the heart of a fierce battle looming in California between animal rights campaigners and egg producers over the welfare of caged hens that could crack the state's $300 million egg production.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday, trying to avoid a "full-blown" financial crisis in CA, eliminated thousands of part-time and temporary positions and ordered that up to 200,000 state workers receive the federal minimum wage.
New fast food restaurants are on the verge of being banned in some areas of Los Angeles. Despite its sometimes healthy image, LA has a problem with obesity and the city council there wants to encourage restaurants that sell a healthier range of foods.
California on Friday became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food, following several cities and major fast-food chains in erasing the notorious artery-clogger from menus.
Griffith's great-grandson wants Griffith Park designated the largest historic landmark in the United States. "We're doing it to stop commercialization," he said, whose family trust has applied to formally preserve the 4,218-acre park.
Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame stars are getting a $4.2m (£2m) makeover ahead of the tourist attraction's 50th birthday celebrations in 2010. About 778 of the famous pink stars... need replacing. Many... have been deemed unsafe.
Expect to see a lot more grumbling from the beleaguered Big Three automakers: The California Air Resources Board (CAR has just unveiled the design of the state's new 'environmental' label revealing a vehicle's global warming score
California's air board, for years an obscure state agency, will take center stage this week when it unveils a blueprint for the nation's most aggressive fight against global warming, a newspaper report said
BREAKING NEWS: A judge ruled that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional - a legal milestone that, if upheld on appeal, would open the way for the most populous state to follow MA in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to the DEA "Please explain what role,if any, scientific data plays in your decision-making process to conduct raids on individuals authorized to use or supply cannabis..."
California’s gray whale is in danger. The California Fish and Game Commission has erroneously listed the gray whale population as “recovered.” That same whale, while traveling off the coast of Washington, is listed as “sensitive.” When it reaches Oregon, it’s considered “endangered.” That makes no sense. California is supposed to be a leader on environmental issues, including the protection of species - yet we lag behind other states.
Earthquake researchers in California hope to take advantage of the motion sensors in laptops to create an earthquake-sensing network. By putting computers in homes and businesses to work as seismic monitors, the researchers hope to pull together a wealth of information on major quakes, and perhaps even offer early warnings, giving a few seconds' notice of a potentially devastating quake.
"Tucked deep into a 417-page 'Notice of Proposed Rulemaking' was language by the Transportation Department stating that more stringent limits on tailpipe emissions embraced by California and 17 other states are 'an obstacle to the accomplishment' of the new federal standards and are 'expressly and impliedly preempted' by federal law."
Orange County Land Designated as First California Natural Landmark
The nearly 40,000-acre swath of open space from the coast to the foothills is recognized for its ecological value.
Not California-centric, but important reading:
Begging for More Than Small Change
Small changes to the way we live our lives are not enough to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet, argues Tom Crompton. In this week's Green Room, he says the stark reality is that the only option is to cut the unsustainable consumption
Coyote Lore - Living With California Coyotes
Observing coyotes and other wildlife is one of the many benefits of living near their habitat. However, when well meaning people feed coyotes they can become unaturally bold. Due to the rapid loss of their natural habitat by development, many coyotes
Across California, Kelly said, volunteers gathered more than 536,000 signatures for the initiative from registered voters. Only 477,000 were needed to qualify the measure for the ballot, she said.
The proposed Metro Gold Line extension is by no means certain yet. If built it will extend the Metro light rail line from Pasadena out to Mont Clair, and eventually Ontario Airport. To get involved, visit: http://www.metrogoldline.org/index2.html
The County of Los Angeles is encouraging the use of more fuel-efficient cars by approving a program with a local dealer that provides discounts on alternative fuel vehicles purchased by county employees, their families, retirees, contractors and sub-contractors. The County, the largest employer in the five-county region, has more than 100,000 employees and more than 50,000 retirees. Discounts range from $100 to $1,000.