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25th Annual Envisioning California Conference – Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California

25th Annual Envisioning California Conference – Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California

November 18, 2014

With over 800 miles of coastline and 160,000 square miles of land, California faces enormous challenges to move its people and transport its goods. Responding to those challenges has involved a transcontinental rail line through the Sierra Nevada, a bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the storied Pacific Coast Highway, and some of the world ‘s [...]

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Legislature needs to rethink California’s recycling program, audit concludes

Legislature needs to rethink California’s recycling program, audit concludes

November 11, 2014

Persistent deficits undermining California’s recycling fund compel the Legislature to rethink how the program is structured, a new state audit concludes. Auditors suggested a handful of approaches, including a crackdown on fraud and perhaps broadening the kinds of products that are redeemable. “The beverage program continues to face deficits,” the audit says, and “immediate action [...]

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Local Election Results 2014

Local Election Results 2014

November 6, 2014

335 cities went to the polls Tuesday, November 4 to decide more than 900 available seats. GrassrootsLab tracked these races and identified the key trends that shaped this election. Among them: More than 920 mayoral and council seats were decided, and Incumbents won just over half (55 percent) of them. This bucks the traditional trend [...]

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