California

  • CLEANER, CHEAPER ELECTRICITY FROM SAN JOSÉ CLEAN ENERGY IS A WIN-WIN FOR OUR FAMILIES HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

    One in eight Santa Clara County residents suffers from asthma. A recent study by Texas A&M University found that 35% of the asthma cases affecting children in Santa Clara County are caused by traffic-related air pollution. The need to transition away from fossil fuels is clear – smog, air...
  • EDUCATION GROUPS CALL FOR OVERSIGHT OF CALIFORNIA STATE TAX CREDITS

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Education groups are calling for more sunshine in the Golden State, with a bill that demands greater accountability for the billions of dollars of tax breaks California gives to commercial interests. Senate Bill 468 would sunset many business tax credits by 2023...
  • Community Health Centers Press Congress for Long-Term Funding

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seven million Californians get medical treatment at Community Health Centers each year, and those centers say funding issues for this crucial part of the safety net are throwing the system into chaos. Starting today, thousands of providers are gathering in Washington,...
  • Public-Lands Bill Would Send Millions of Dollars to CA Parks

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you’ve ever fished off a pier, swum in a public pool, played ball on a local field or hiked in a state park, you’ve likely benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That program could be permanently reauthorized this...
  • Newsom Lays Out Lofty Health Goals in State of the State

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Groups that promote greater access to health care cheered Tuesday February 12 as Gov. Gavin Newsom made the issue a central part of his State of the State address. The governor criticized what he called the Trump administration’s “vandalism” of the...
  • Californians Add Momentum to “Green New Deal”

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN DIEGO – Grassroots groups such as the Sunrise Movement and 350.org are mobilizing across California and the nation this week and next to promote the “Green New Deal,” a 10-year-plan to fight climate change by weaning the country off of oil and gas....
  • Hearty And Healthy California Sweet Potato Chili

    NAPS Here’s a new take on an old favorite. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, it’s easy to make. Serve with an array of garnishes, allowing diners to customize their bowls. California Sweet Potato Chili Serves 6 2 T oil 1 lb ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork Salt...
  • Governor’s Budget Aims to Lower Premiums, Expand Medi-Cal

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The State of California would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to improve access to healthcare and health insurance under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget, released on Thursday. The budget includes $200 million to allow undocumented low-income adults ages 18 to 26...
  • Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration as California’s Governor

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Only in America’s does California protect the piping plover’s nesting sites by relocation of 28 feral cats from Jones Beach State Park. Also, the Monarch butterfly population in CA declined by 80% during 2018. Residents are advised to plant milkweed which is their preferred food....

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