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New State Laws and Recent Votes From Santa Cruz County Legislators

Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, D-Santa Cruz, and state Sen. John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, discuss state legislation at a June 13 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
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Gail Pellerin Among Top Four Stock Investors in CA Legislature

The total stock portfolio of the Legislature was worth as much as $112 million last year but experts say the public should know more about a politician’s total wealth.

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Surfnet Awarded $10M State Grant to Deliver Fiber Broadband to Rural Region

Surfnet Communications Inc., a leading internet service provider for underserved Central Coast communities, has been awarded $10 million by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its new initiative to extend high-speed, fiber broadband services to rural communities in Santa …

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Monterey County's Funding for the Arts Is Safe, for Now.

Arts organization leaders in Monterey County were alarmed by the proposed California state budget for 2024-25, which recommends cutting funding to the California Arts Council by 58 percent, or $10 million.

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Delta Counties Say Delta Conveyance Cost Benefit Analysis Is Insufficient

Patrick Hume, Chair of the Delta Counties Coalition (DCC), Made a Statement on Behalf of the Five Jurisdictions That Would be Most Negatively ImpactedOriginal article published at West Sacramento News-Ledger

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State Aid for Tiny Homes for Homeless in San Jose Comes Up $9.4M Short

One year after Gov. Newsom promised 1,200 tiny homes to shelter residents in four cities, including San Jose, only 150 have been purchased and none are in place.

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LITERALLY TIED: Low + Simitian Each Score 30,249

This article was updated at 5:05pm April 3.

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Wood Pellet Mills in California: A Blessing or a Boondoggle?

Supporters say harvesting trees would thin out the state’s overgrown forests; critics say the wood pellets for heating produce more carbon than coal. By John...

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California plans to eliminate a healthful-food program that has served both farmers and low-income residents

The state has matched fruit and vegetable purchases at farmers markets for low-income residents for seven years. That may soon end. By George B. Sánchez-Tello,...

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California State Parks releases plan to further strengthen the State Park System and Recreational Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) has developed a five-year strategic plan to help shape the future direction of the state park system and the many recreational and conservation programs that serve California's communities.

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California State Parks to Temporarily Close Main Trails to Popular Burney Falls for 2024 Season

BURNEY, Calif.— California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of the main trails that provide access to the highly-visited falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The $835,000 project and trail closures are estimated to begin on April 1, pending weather …

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New Big Basin Redwoods State Park Plan Incorporates Public Input

Following the devastation of the CZU Fire, you have an opportunity to join the historic process of shaping the future of the oldest State Park in California.

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Storm Season Safety: Evacuation Warning vs. Evacuation Order

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Reminds Californians About Being PreparedOriginal article published at West Sacramento Sun

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Regional Tribal Environmental Coalition challenges State Water Board on Bay-Delta Plan

By Dan Bacher As the Delta Smelt has become virtually extinct in the wild – and as spring-run, winter-run and fall-run Chinook salmon populations on the...

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Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil introduces new bill targeting health, economic impacts of wildfire smoke across California

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Over the past five years, California has experienced unprecedented wildfire activity that has devastated nearly ten million acres across the state. Wildfire smoke has poured in from hundreds of miles away, severely impacting air quality around …

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