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Memorial Day & the Death Penalty: Member Newsletter, 05/29/23

Let’s face some hard facts—and still be able to celebrate the beginning of the best season of the year.

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CALocal Wins Two Big Journo Awards

You probably know that The Newsletter goes out only to California Local members and subscribers. Today I am writing to bring the good news that we have just been given two big awards.

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California Agriculture & Immigration

The state’s most important industry relies on workers who are not given a chance to obtain legal status.

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Scott Wiener; Weird Comix; Water Rights

How the SF state senator was changed by California; how our great state spawned a cultural phenomenon; how many Californians are being denied life's most basic necessity.

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Happy May Day, Labour Day, and Law Day

Richard Nixon's hypocrisy; TV's favorite presidential historian's contempt; and Richard von Busack's weird job history.

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Taste Spring! + Alice Waters

In this episode of The Newsletter, we celebrate food. The star of this week’s show is none other than Alice Waters, the Queen of California Cuisine.

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Green Reading for Earth Day: Member Newsletter 04-17-23

Follow these people and publications to stay current with green news and information.

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Helping Hands: Member Newsletter 04-10-23

It's Global Volunteer Month, and National Volunteer week is right around the corner. Here’s some good news about people who are working to make their communities better, and how you can help them.

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Democracy & Journalism: Member Newsletter 04-03-23

In which we consider informed civic participation.

Image caption: The Elephant in the Room: Incivility, at both ends of the political spectrum, wreaks havoc on our democracy. We can do something about this.
Connection or Chaos? Member Newsletter

Greetings from Midtown Sacramento, where this morning broke bright and cold for the second day in a row. Don’t know about you but I’m ready for the warmth of spring. And trying to feel good about the rain that’s still …

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Member Newsletter 3-20-2023

Hello and welcome to the first “statewide” issue of The Newsletter from California Local.

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