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Paid Family Time Off: Questions and Answers About the State's Upcoming Extension of Paid Leave

Paid Family Time Off: Questions and Answers About the State's Upcoming Extension of Paid Leave

Aug 15, 2019 14:20  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters

California recently approved longer paid family leave , allowing workers whose blessed events fall on the right side of the new law to take up to eight weeks off with partial pay to bond with a new baby...

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Cracking Down on Legal Immigrants: What President Trump's Latest Policy Targeting Immigrants Means to California

Cracking Down on Legal Immigrants: What President Trump's Latest Policy Targeting Immigrants Means to California

Aug 14, 2019 14:45  |  Ben Christopher and Jackie Botts, CalMatters

President Donald Trump published controversial new rules earlier this week making it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they use—or are likely to use—Medicaid, food stamps and other soc...

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A Dab'll Do Ya: These New Vaporizers by Yocan Are Affordable and Easy to Use

A Dab'll Do Ya: These New Vaporizers by Yocan Are Affordable and Easy to Use

Aug 14, 2019 11:30  |  Citizen Strain/DigBoston

I am approaching middle age, though I suppose that all depends on how long I end up living for. In any case, I have been smoking and ingesting cannabis since my early teenage years, and I thoroughly e...

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Voice of the Desert: After Making a Name at Gawker and Wonkette, Ken Layne Created the 'Desert Oracle' to Showcase the Wacky, Weird and Wonderful of the High Desert

Voice of the Desert: After Making a Name at Gawker and Wonkette, Ken Layne Created the 'Desert Oracle' to Showcase the Wacky, Weird and Wonderful of the High Desert

Aug 13, 2019 11:30  |  Beth Allen

It was early 2018. I’d just become a desert resident and was shopping at the Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley.

A small yellow booklet with an illustration of a Joshua Tree and the title “DESERT ORACLE” in...

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Informed Dissent: If Trump Supporters Acknowledged His Racism, It Would Mean Acknowledging an Uncomfortable Truth About Themselves

Informed Dissent: If Trump Supporters Acknowledged His Racism, It Would Mean Acknowledging an Uncomfortable Truth About Themselves

Aug 08, 2019 17:00  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

The week after Donald Trump launched his racist attack on U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, which came on the heels of his racist attacks on four nonwhite Democratic members of Congress, my hometow...

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Refuge From the Heat: Three New West Valley Overnight Cooling Centers Provide Critical Relief—and Could Lead to More Help for the Homeless

Refuge From the Heat: Three New West Valley Overnight Cooling Centers Provide Critical Relief—and Could Lead to More Help for the Homeless

Aug 08, 2019 15:15  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It’s been hot in the Coachella Valley—including a 121-degree day on Aug. 5—and no segment of our community is more threatened by that heat than the valley’s homeless population.

It was a 115-degree day...

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California's Waste Crisis: Thanks to Tight Markets and Public Confusion, the State's Recycling Plants Are Struggling

California's Waste Crisis: Thanks to Tight Markets and Public Confusion, the State's Recycling Plants Are Struggling

Aug 08, 2019 14:15  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

It was more than a year after the seabird died and washed up on a California beach before Jessie Beck prepared to reveal its last meals.

Holding its stomach over a laboratory sink, Beck snipped open th...

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Building a Better Downtown: A $15 Million State Grant Gives Revitalization Efforts in the City of Coachella a Big Boost

Building a Better Downtown: A $15 Million State Grant Gives Revitalization Efforts in the City of Coachella a Big Boost

Aug 01, 2019 12:40  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It was on Nov. 21, 2008, in downtown Coachella when “an initial kick off meeting and afternoon walking tour was conducted by the project team and city staff,” according to the Coachella Pueblo Viejo P...

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