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As Trump Nixes California High Speed Rail Money, San Diego Considers Mass Transit Plan

As Trump Nixes California High Speed Rail Money, San Diego Considers Mass Transit Plan

June 19, 2019

San Diego, with some of the worst ozone levels and highest population of any U.S. county, has unveiled a plan to massively restructure its public transit system in the name of tackling the climate crisis.

California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

June 13, 2019

California’s act to cover healthcare for undocumented people sets up national debate on the politics of immigration and healthcare

Why Joe Biden Was Afraid to Face California’s Democratic Party

Why Joe Biden Was Afraid to Face California’s Democratic Party

June 3, 2019

By Norman Solomon Joe Biden’s glaring absence from the California Democratic Party convention has thrown a national spotlight on his eagerness to detour around the party’s progressive base. While dodging an overt clash for now, Biden is on a collision course with grassroots Democrats across the country who are learning more about his actual record…

Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan

Climate Activists Protest Trump’s California Public Lands Fracking Plan

May 23, 2019

As the Trump Administration considers a plan to drill for oil in California’s Central Valley, environmental groups have held rallies and packed hearings. The proposal, originating under Obama, calls for fracking over 1.2 million acres close to national parks

California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver?

California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver?

April 15, 2019

After a Governor Jerry Brown mixed record, climate advocates hope Governor Gavin Newsom will up the ante on climate policy. Early on, details remain murky.

California Sees Deadliest Wildfire in History

California Sees Deadliest Wildfire in History

November 14, 2018

Mustafa Santiago Ali talks to Dharna Noor about how global warming, drought, and winds created the conditions for California’s wildfires and what can be done to prevent this from happening in the future

Will Public Banking Free LA From Wall Street?

Will Public Banking Free LA From Wall Street?

November 2, 2018

In a special report, Mike Prysner speaks to organizers and experts calling for Los Angeles residents to vote ‘yes’ on ballot measure B, which would establish a public bank that could set nationwide precedent for municipalities to divest from Wall Street

Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutrality Law

Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutrality Law

October 2, 2018

In a highly contradictory move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling California that only the federal government has the authority to regulate internet service, while at the same time maintaining that it cannot (will not?) regulate it either. We speak to Ernesto Falcon, legal counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Annie Leonard: Governor Jerry Brown Doesn’t Care About Climate Justice

September 16, 2018

Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard says to be a climate leader, California Governor Jerry Brown must stop issuing new fossil fuel permits, protect frontline communities instead of the oil and gas industry, and begin a just transition to sustainable energy

Hundreds Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit, Demand Climate Justice

Hundreds Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit, Demand Climate Justice

September 14, 2018

Civic and business leaders convened at California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit, but protestors decried their “false solutions” to the climate crisis