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The Bailout Money We Gave Automakers Is Gonna Come Back to Us -- as a Lawsuit
6 years ago

Car manufacturers plan to use some of the money to fight California's bid to set tougher greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles.
http://www.care2.com/news/member/857820953/1031366

6 years ago

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.
Read:
http://www.allianceforresponsibleenergypolicy.com/noonprop7.html

Caged Hens Spark Battle Over Eggs in California
6 years ago

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.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/249894698/832755

Schwarzenegger Orders Cuts Amid Fiscal Crisis in California
6 years ago

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.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/640795881/832672

Strong Quake Shakes Southern California
6 years ago

Described as 5.8 quake. Felt from LA to SD. Aftershocks keep coming. Some phone service out and some damage. Severe to moderate shaking. First one in populated area for some time.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/523856584/830449

LA Fast Food Ban
6 years ago

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.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/857820953/829178

Demand Soars as Donations Decline at L.A.-Area Food Banks
6 years ago

laJob losses have hit the San Fernando Valley particularly hard as the economic downturn spreads beyond the poor and begins to affect middle- and upper-class families.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/828956

Green Classes Grow at LA Area Colleges
6 years ago

Green Classes Grow at LA Area Colleges / Eco-Educated Study for Careers in Sustainability
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Sustainabililty Studies, UCLA, CSUN, Greening Manifesto, LA, green design )

Larry
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
 
- dailynews.com
Baroni, the CSUN student, credits Al Gore and his film, "An Inconvenient Truth," with making global warming a household term. Spending so much time studying green design has forced Baroni to change his own personal habits. He says that now, he turns the
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California Bans Restaurants From Using Trans Fats
6 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/557245451/826843

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.

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bagging in Stores
6 years ago

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The city of Los Angeles announced it will ban all plastic bags from retail stores as of

http://www.care2.com/news/member/242912658/823592

Heirs Working to Keep Griffith Park Wild / Commercialization Threatens Huge Open Space
6 years ago

parkGriffith'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.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/540414077/824436

Millions Needed to Fix Hollywood's "Health Hazard" Walk of Fame
6 years ago

walkHollywood'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.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/857820953/823959

California Rolls Out "Global Warming Score" Labels to Show Vehicles' Emissions
6 years ago

labelExpect 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

http://www.care2.com/news/member/857820953/789139

California to Unveil Ambitious Plan to Battle Global Warming
6 years ago

caliCalifornia'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

http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/789099

Large Fire Devours Movie Sets at Universal Studios
6 years ago

A massive fire raged on a back lot at Universal Studios early Sunday, devouring several movie sets, including mock New York and New England streets. There were no immediate reports of injuries.


http://www.care2.com/news/member/313523013/761019


Video & story on the BBC

California Gay Marriage Backlash Begins
6 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/271084497/750537

A conservative backlash in California has already begun with opponents gathering signatures to place on the November ballot, defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down in California
6 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/196225000/743886

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.

Medical Marijuana: House Judiciary Chair Calls Out DEA on California Raids
6 years ago

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..."

http://www.care2.com/news/member/524747011/738937

vast lands of Tejon Ranch preserved...
6 years ago

Tejon Ranch Deal Preserves Vast Land Area in SoCal / 'Conservation on a Staggering Scale'
Environment  (tags: land conservation, public lands, SoCal, Grapevine, no development-forever, ecosystems )
 
Larry
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
 
- sfgate.com
A vast mountainous region glimpsed by generations of Californians mainly through bug-pocked windshields on Interstate 5 was preserved Thursday in what conservationists say is the largest, most ecologically crucial acquisition of public land in state histo
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Puppy Mill Dogs Up for Adoption
6 years ago

yorkie

300 Yorkies in california need homes

http://www.care2.com/news/member/696887686/737997

Flame Retardant Found in Falcon Eggs
6 years ago

California researchers said high levels of flame retardant have been found in the eggs of peregrine falcons living in urban areas.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/309734972/737507

 

-Worrying!

Assemblyman Wails on Plight of Whales
6 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/725908


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.

Laptops as Earthquake Sensors
6 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/430355276/725326


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.

Bush's New Fuel Economy Rules Look Good... Until You Read All 417 Pages
6 years ago

 

"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."

 

http://www.care2.com/news/member/857820953/722402

Orange County Land Designated as First California Natural Landmark
6 years ago

Orange County Land Designated as First California Natural Landmark

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The nearly 40,000-acre swath of open space from the coast to the foothills is recognized for its ecological value.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/720183

Begging for More Than Small Change
6 years ago

Not California-centric, but important reading:

Begging for More Than Small Change

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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

http://www.care2.com/news/member/857820953/718237

Coyote Lore - Living With California Coyotes
6 years ago

Coyote Lore - Living With California Coyotes

coyote

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

http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/716480

Animal Rights Headed for the Ballot
6 years ago
Animal Rights Headed for the Ballot


Echo

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.


http://www.care2.com/news/member/836912938/706846

Metro Gold Line extension (LA area)
6 years ago

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

 

"Call to Action! An important Metro board meeting is coming up April 24th. Click here for information on attending the meeting and how to make your voice heard."

PROGRAM OFFERS DISCOUNTS FOR "GREEN" CARS
6 years ago

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.

http://www.lacounty.info/VPSP.htm

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6 years ago
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