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Preparing for Fire Season: The State and Public Utilities Are Working to Lessen the Fire Danger—but Will These Efforts Be Enough?

Preparing for Fire Season: The State and Public Utilities Are Working to Lessen the Fire Danger—but Will These Efforts Be Enough?

Feb 14, 2019 15:45  |  Judy Lin, CALmatters

Don’t be fooled by the precipitation, the snowpack and the wildflowers. When winter ends, it’s unlikely that California’s iconic landscape will sustain the moisture to withstand the scorching summer a...

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The State of the State: Five Ways in Which Gavin Newsom Proved He's Different From Jerry Brown

The State of the State: Five Ways in Which Gavin Newsom Proved He's Different From Jerry Brown

Feb 13, 2019 17:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

A month after being inaugurated, Gov. Gavin Newsom used his State of the State speech on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to make his strongest showing yet that Jerry Brown is no longer in charge.

He proposed scaling b...

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A Consequence of the 'Nonbinary' Option: Insurance Companies Surprised by a State Regulation Prohibiting Them From Using Gender in Auto-Coverage Ratings

A Consequence of the 'Nonbinary' Option: Insurance Companies Surprised by a State Regulation Prohibiting Them From Using Gender in Auto-Coverage Ratings

Feb 07, 2019 06:30  |  Dan Morain, CALmatters

In a little-noticed side impact of California’s 2018 law granting drivers the option of listing their gender as nonbinary , California’s Department of Insurance has decreed that auto insurance companies...

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Loving Arms: Legislative Democrats Launch an Effort to Expand California's Gun-Control Laws

Loving Arms: Legislative Democrats Launch an Effort to Expand California's Gun-Control Laws

Feb 06, 2019 08:00  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

California already has 109 laws on the books that regulate the use of firearms—more gun-control rules than any other state.

More, it seems, are on the way.

On Feb. 4, a Democratic contingent of lawmaker...

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Snapshot: The Third Annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship

Snapshot: The Third Annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship

Jan 31, 2019 16:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

A sold-out crowd of more than 100 people enjoyed nine fantastic cocktails—all made with Ketel One Botanical vodka—at the Third Annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship, held Wednesday, Jan. 30,...

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February Astronomy: Dawn Features Three Showpiece Planets; Mars Shines Bright in the Evening

February Astronomy: Dawn Features Three Showpiece Planets; Mars Shines Bright in the Evening

Jan 31, 2019 10:00  |  Robert Victor

February offers beautiful sights for the unaided eye and the eye aided with binoculars—especially for early risers getting out an hour before sunrise.

There’ll be close pairings of the moon with bright...

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In Bankruptcy: PG&E Files to Protect Itself From Wildfire Claims—but It Won't Solve All of the Utility's Problems

In Bankruptcy: PG&E Files to Protect Itself From Wildfire Claims—but It Won't Solve All of the Utility's Problems

Jan 30, 2019 15:10  |  Judy Lin, CALmatters

As a publicly traded corporation, Pacific Gas and Electric reported $17.1 billion a year in revenues from its electric and gas operations. After operating costs, expenses and taxes, it still made out ...

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The Man Before the Award: A Look at Back at Steve Chase, the Famed Designer Who Paved the Way for Desert AIDS Project to Become What It Is Today (Sponsored Content)

The Man Before the Award: A Look at Back at Steve Chase, the Famed Designer Who Paved the Way for Desert AIDS Project to Become What It Is Today (Sponsored Content)

Jan 30, 2019 14:45  |  J. Allen

On Feb. 9, Desert AIDS Project will be celebrating in a big way at its 25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala.

To celebrate the silver anniversary edition of D.A.P.’s biggest fundraiser of th...

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