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Serving Roseville for more than 70 years, Roseville Chamber of Commerce seeks to build a strong business community and provide resources for local entrepreneurs.

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A California Court Just Granted an Ag Giant a Win. It Could Jeopardize New Farm Union Law

07/19/2024

A judge has halted a union effort at the Wonderful Company, throwing into question a new state law designed to make it easier for agricultural workers to organize.

If Californians Vote to Ban Slavery This Fall, Will Prisoners Get a Raise?

07/16/2024

California courts have long upheld below-minimum wage pay for prison inmates working a wide range of jobs. A 2024 ballot measure that would ban forced labor could alter those decisions.

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Visit Truckee-Tahoe Launches Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide, Promotes Responsible Tourism

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Visit Truckee-Tahoe (VTT) unveiled its latest initiative, the Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide. This digital and printed guidebook is designed to educate visitors on how to enjoy Truckee responsibly. The initiative is part of VTT's broader Sustainable Truckee …

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Newsom Hopes to Delay Minimum Wage Boost for Health Care Workers

A higher minimum wage for health care workers that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law is set to take effect in two weeks, but he is racing to delay it because of its potential impact on the state budget deficit.

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Visit Placer’s Explorer Pass Is Back to Promote County’s Top Attractions

Placer County, Calif. – Visit Placer is proud to announce the return of the free Explorer Pass, encouraging visitors and residents to explore dozens of locations throughout the county. With this free mobile-exclusive digital pass, participants can accumulate points and …

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Placer County Discover & Discuss Community Event May 30 to Discuss Projects, Programs Shaping the Future of North Lake Tahoe

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Placer County is inviting the community to Discover and Discuss: Projects and Programs Shaping the Future of North Lake Tahoe on Thursday, May 30, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. …

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Water is a human right under California law, but it doesn’t always work out that way.
Agriculture and Water Shortages in the State’s Breadbasket, Explained
There are many causes contributing to this crisis. And as you may already know, this situation really is nuts.
The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think
What causes the cycle of homelessness and crime, and how to stop it.
Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners
The state tries persuading insurance companies to cover homes in fire zones.
Moss Landing in Monterey Bay is the world’s largest battery storage facility for solar and other renewable energy.
Solar Power and California’s Clean Energy Goals
How the sun is helping push the state toward 100 percent renewable energy.
Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
Though life expectancy has declined in recent years, Californians still live longer than most Americans.
Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? Move to California
Californians live longer than people in all but three states, but not all counties are equal.
They help feed the whole country, but life for California’s farm workers remains a struggle.
How California Feeds the Country
California, a state known for high-tech and show business glitz, is also America’s farming powerhouse.
Zoning laws tell you what you can and can't build on the property you own. How does government get away with that?
How Zoning Laws Shape California and Society
Zoning is everywhere, but is it a way to regulate development or a tool for social engineering?
How California reclamation districts turned millions of acres of wetlands into fertile agricultural land, starting in the earliest days of the Gold Rush.
Reclamation Districts: Turning ‘Swamps’ Into Farmland
From its earliest days as a state, California has been trying to turn marshes into productive land.
Long-duration energy storage, such as this thermal energy storage facility, allows renewable energy sources to operate at full capacity without overloading the power grid.
How California Leads the Race For Long Duration Energy Storage
For renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to be viable, ways to store the power they create are essential.
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