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Anonymous Donor Gives $34 Million to One of California’s Poorest Cities

How does someone give a “transformative” gift to preschoolers and African-American students, low-income renters and ex-prisoners, all at once with the stroke of a...

California Residents Slash Water Use, Exceeding All Expectations

The weather may be getting hotter, but Californians are exceeding the state government’s expectations by conserving a record amount of water. The State Water Resources...

Nail Salon Owners Clear the Air for Their California Workers

Some nail technicians in California are breathing easier, thanks to a project dedicated to clearing the air in popular “mani-pedi” salons. The California Healthy Nail...

Starbucks to Stop Bottling Water in California Due to Drought

For each bottle of Ethos Water sold, a small contribution is funneled to water charities around the world–but those benefits came at the expense...
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Plan to Boost Clean Energy in the California Desert Released

"California and the US government on Tuesday released an ambitious draft plan to combat climate change by accelerating the building of large renewable energy...

University of California Signs Major Solar Deal

The University of California announced yesterday that it will make the largest solar energy purchase by any U.S. higher education institution to fulfill 60%...

California Teen Lauded for Starting Special-Needs Sports Leagues

Tyler Barbee wanted to find a way to get his brother, who has autism, more engaged with the world. "So I figured that to get...

California Beaches Were Less Polluted in 2013

95 percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2% improvement over 2012, according...

From Dark Horse to Derby Winner: The Unlikely Story of California Chrome

The story behind this year's Kentucky Derby Winner is similar, with its shades of a hero story, to the winning saga of Secretariat. Flash back...

California’s High School Graduation Rate Passes 80% for First Time

For the first time in California history, the high school graduation rate has surpassed 80%, mirroring a trend nationwide, officials announced Monday. The numbers of...

Percentage of Californians Walking, Biking, or Using Transit Doubles Since 2000

The percentage of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation has more than doubled since 2000 -- from 11 percent to 23 percent...
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Much Needed Rain, Snow Comes to California

Drought-stricken California got some help Thursday from the weather — a prelude to a bigger storm for parts of the state over the weekend...
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Giving New Life to California’s Struggling Sea Lion Pups

January was traditionally a slow period for sea lions at the San Pedro care center. But nearly 50 sea lions had come in, more...
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Another Banner Year for California Rooftop Solar

In January 2007, California began an unprecedented $3.3 billion ratepayer funded effort to add 3,000 MW of new solar installations over the next decade....
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Two Monolith Machines Suck Carbon Out of the Air in California

Peter Eisenberger, a distinguished professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, has build two machines in Menlo Park, Calif., to pull carbon...
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University of Southern California Receives $70mil Donation to Help Young Innovators

Music industry icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (Andre Young), already known as forward-thinking entrepreneurs, are giving $70 million to USC to foster innovation...
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Cooler Temps Tame Southern California Wildfire, Evacuations End

Cooler temperatures helped firefighters battling a wildfire in southern California on Sunday and an official said the blaze was expected to be fully under...
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Wild Salmon Making Huge Comeback in California

For years, fishermen, farmers and hydroelectric dams were in a tug of war on the Klamath River in California. Finally, the once bitter enemies...
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California Kayaker Saves Family After SUV Plunges into River

A kayaker in California is being called a hero for helping to rescue a family after their SUV veered off the road and slammed...
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Court Victory for Opponents of Fracking in California

A federal judge has ruled that the Obama Administration violated the law when it issued oil leases in Monterey County, Calif., without considering the...