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California Commission Overhauls Rooftop Solar Proposal

The CPUC's scaled-back plan eliminates consumer fees. The original was abandoned after criticism from the governor and solar advocates that it could hurt the transition to renewable energy.

(Nov. 11, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
How Common Are Tornadoes in California?

On Election Day, a tornado with wind gusts of up to 70 mph touched down in a rural area of Sacramento County near Galt. The Bee looks at how common tornadoes are in California, what causes them and how dangerous they can be.

(Nov. 10, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento Bee report

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Could Mastodon Become the New Twitter?

Following Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, droves are fleeing the social network and joining Mastodon, an open-source federated service in the 'Fediverse.'


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Community Groups Stay Ready For Future Emergencies

First responders are key to keeping San Lorenzo Valley residents safe in the face of potential emergency situations, but there are other civilian groups that are stepping up to help fill in the gaps. Enter the San Lorenzo Valley Emergency …


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How California is Managing the Heatwave’s Effect on its Power Grid

Emergency text alerts from the California Independent System Operator and the governor’s office were sent in response to the record-breaking temperatures


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Boulder Creek Community: A United Voice

By Taylor Kimble As the world struggled with COVID-19 and its various complications, the Santa Cruz Mountains faced yet another life-threatening obstacle in August 2020: the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. The fire forced mountain residents to evacuate their homes and …


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Can California Really Make its Power Grid 100% Green?

New legislation accelerates California's self-mandate to convert to a carbon-free electrical grid by 2045. But can the state actually do it?


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Katherine Blunt on California Wildfires and PG&E Failures

The ‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter investigates the mishaps of California’s largest utility in ‘California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric—and What It Means for America's Power Grid’


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A Do-or-Die Day For California’s Power Grid

Today, California's power grid is poised to face its biggest test of the summer so far as a record-setting heat wave continues to boil the drought-parched, fire-stricken state. As residents crank up their air conditioners to deal with yet another …


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Soquel Hills cellular service expected to improve

Stronger signal anticipated by the end of the year


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CZU Fire Rebuilding by the Numbers

By M.C. Dwyer As we approach the two year anniversary of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, I submitted questions to Santa Cruz County’s Recovery Permit Center at the Planning Department regarding the pace of rebuilding in the CZU zone. The …


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