California: Concerning rise in homelessness continues with no long-term solutions

California 04/21/22, 08:48

The homelessness crisis is growing in California. Despite some policies and budgets implemented, many more people are living on the streets with no long-term solutions.  According to federal statistics from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 28% (161,548 people) of California's population is homeless. However, homelessness is not only related ...

California sets new clean energy record, but still far from climate change goals

California 04/20/22, 13:11

California keeps moving toward the zero-carbon power system goals of the 2045 plan to combat climate change. It has successfully achieved over 97% carbon-free operation of its main power grid this month, but its sustained implementation and backup power still need development. On April 14, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced that ...

California’s cap-and-trade program accused of harming environment

California 03/24/22, 08:18

California's pollution control measures are under scrutiny for inadvertently damaging the state's ecosystem. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and his administration went back to the drawing board for their proposed cap-and-trade program. The revision came after widespread criticism of environmental offsets and allowances warned the program could do more harm than good ...

California considers water restrictions after three years of drought

California 03/23/22, 20:44

California authorities might crackdown on some cities and agribusinesses that take water from the Golden State's river system. The State Water Resources Control Board recently warned about 20,000 water rights holders they could face drinking and irrigating water restrictions. "Last year, extreme drought conditions led to unprecedented actions by the State Water ...

GOP California state Sen. Jones cracks down on catalytic converter theft

California 03/23/22, 20:08

A Republican from California wants to stop thieves from targeting vehicle exhaust systems. State Sen. Brian Jones is cracking down on catalytic converter theft across the Golden State. He recently introduced state Senate Bill 919, which proposes extra measures and more rigorous checks for used auto part transactions. Namely, the proposed legislation ...

California lifts school mask mandate

News 03/15/22, 22:24

Students no longer have to cover their noses and mouth across the Golden State. The California State Legislature removed a school mask mandate on March 14. The decision gives students and staff the choice of whether to wear a face mask on school grounds since the rule was imposed in mid-2021. Some ...

Study: Most extreme drought in 1,200 years hits Southwest

California 03/02/22, 04:18

America's West Coast recorded the severest dry spell in more than a millennium, a new study found. The 21st Century has brought California's worst drought in 1,200 years so far. This is the shocking conclusion researchers reached after comparing soil moisture and water reservoir levels from the past 21 years to ...

Biden pushes mineral supply chain actions to help end reliance on China

Economy 03/01/22, 15:52

On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden announced new investments in domestic production of minerals and materials critical to the development of technological devices, including computers, smartphones, batteries, household appliances, and vehicles. His administration's actions will strengthen the mineral supply chain and help end the reliance on such materials from China. Biden ...

The Weeknd’s $22.5 million artsy LA penthouse is for sale

California 01/10/22, 15:41

A Popstar known as "The Weeknd," whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has his penthouse in Westwood, Los Angeles, up for sale for $22.5 million. According to public records, the special-effects-loving singer and songwriter paid $21 million for the mansion in 2019. It was one of the most expensive condo transactions ...

Two dead after Christmas storm hits northern California

California 12/28/21, 02:18

Two persons died in a fully submerged car due to overnight rain in northern California. On Thursday, Dec. 23, firemen were unable to reach two passengers in a fully submerged car in a flooded underpass in Millbrae, California, just south of San Francisco. Firefighters rescued two people who had climbed atop ...

Former California Gov. buys 25 tiny homes for Los Angeles homeless veterans

California 12/27/21, 05:43

On Thursday, Dec. 23, the former governor of California offered 25 houses to homeless veterans in West Los Angeles. Arnold Schwarzenegger collaborated with Village for Vets, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, and American Veterans Volunteers (AMVETS) to build the tiny homes. According to AMVETS member Rob Reynolds, the homes include electricity, heating, ...

Kentucky tornadoes aftermath: Nearly 26,000 customers still without power

U.S. 12/15/21, 17:20

As of Monday afternoon, Dec. 13, nearly 26,000 customers were still without power after hurricanes and tornadoes wreaked havoc on Kentucky on Friday night, Dec. 10. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed a state of emergency on Friday night, Dec. 10, stating that the national guard had been sent and that he ...

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