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Connected at a Cost: Is the 'Internet for All Now Act' a Lifeline for Rural Communities—or a Big Giveaway to the Telecom Industry?

Connected at a Cost: Is the 'Internet for All Now Act' a Lifeline for Rural Communities—or a Big Giveaway to the Telecom Industry?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Since 2007, the California Legislature has worked to encourage the development of telephone and Internet access through the California Advanced Services Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to both large telecommunications companies—including Frontier, AT&T, Charter and Cox—and independe...

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Cannabis in the CV: Weed-Promoting T-Shirts Are OK, but Marijuana-Delivering Drones Are Not

Cannabis in the CV: Weed-Promoting T-Shirts Are OK, but Marijuana-Delivering Drones Are Not

Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  Sean Planck

Custom-apparel makers across the state exhaled a collective sigh of relief with the apparent death of SB 162 on Sept. 1.

The bill was aimed at limiting the ways in which cannabis businesses could market themselves, including a ban on everything from apparel to billboards. Lawmakers had until Sept. 1 ...

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Democracy in Crisis: Following Trump's Refugee Ban, Haitians Running From Earthquake Devastation Flee the U.S. for Canada

Democracy in Crisis: Following Trump's Refugee Ban, Haitians Running From Earthquake Devastation Flee the U.S. for Canada

Thursday, September 14, 2017  |  Karen Houppert

Francois LeFranc, 45, lingers over breakfast in the dining room of the NAV Centre, an Ontario hotel and conference center on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, he displays only one sign that he had been detained by the Canadian immigration authorities five days ear...

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Bills Die a Quiet Death: Legislators Kill Off Legislation—Some Popular, Some Controversial—Using the 'Suspense File'

Bills Die a Quiet Death: Legislators Kill Off Legislation—Some Popular, Some Controversial—Using the 'Suspense File'

Monday, September 11, 2017  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Shortly after last year’s presidential election, Democrats in the California Legislature drew  headlines by introducing a flurry of bills attacking “fake news.” They called for more resources to teach media literacy, so public school students could better discern facts from the kind of bogus stories t...

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Party Problems: Assemblyman Chad Mayes Tells Fellow Republicans to Stop 'Repelling' Californians

Party Problems: Assemblyman Chad Mayes Tells Fellow Republicans to Stop 'Repelling' Californians

Saturday, September 02, 2017  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Days after losing his position as leader of Assembly Republicans, Chad Mayes was entertaining lobbyists and lawmakers at a bar near the state Capitol, raising money for his re-election with a live video message from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“I think you are the future of the Republican Party,” Schwarze...

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No Development Here: The CV Mountains Conservancy's Purchase of Shumway Ranch Means It Will Forever Be Protected Land

No Development Here: The CV Mountains Conservancy's Purchase of Shumway Ranch Means It Will Forever Be Protected Land

Friday, September 01, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

Thanks to the work of the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy and The Living Desert, there will be no new homes nor condos built on nearly 640 unspoiled acres located off of Highway 74, in the mountains above Palm Desert. None.

Shumway Ranch spreads over a considerable portion of Asbestos Mountain...

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04 Nov 2012

Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride Festival

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On Saturday (Nov. 3), a decent-sized crowd "braved" 90-degree temps at the Palm Springs Pride Festival.

Attendees browsed the booths for local businesses, nonprofits, political organizations and lubricant companies, while a variety of entertainers crooned from several stages.

Here are some pictures from the event (scroll down) , which also takes place on Sunday, Nov. 4. Enjoy!

 

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