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Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 85 of Placerville recently recognized 2nd Lieutenant Brock S. Buak III (Bravo Flight Commander) and 2nd Lieutenant Nehemiah Feusi (Cadet Deputy Commander) with the Billy Mitchell Award.
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Save the Graves to Step In for Cemetery Advisory Committee
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has disbanded the county’s Cemetery Advisory Committee in favor of plans county leaders think will help facilitate proper maintenance of gravesites.
Conservation Groups Initiate Legal Action Against Feds for Failing to Protect Wolves
Ten conservation groups filed an intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its failure to list western wolves under the Endangered Species Act.
A petition to alter Douglas County's vacation home rental ordinance to ban rentals in residential zoning and allow them in neighborhood commercial zoning has been denied by the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer's Office.
GLENBROOK, Nev. – Multiple property owners and a rental management company have filed a lawsuit against Douglas County on Jan. 16, less than a month after the Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance banning vacation home rentals north of Cave …
The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.
A once-groundbreaking nonprofit working with chronically homeless people in California’s capital closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2023.
The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.
Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.
“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.
In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.
The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.
Former Major League Baseball star Steve Garvey, a political rookie, faces off against veteran U.S. House members Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in the first 2024 California Senate race debate Monday evening in Los Angeles.
How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.
California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.
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