California sets new clean energy record, but still far from climate change goals

California 04/20/22, 13:11

California keeps moving toward the zero-carbon power system goals of the 2045 plan to combat climate change. It has successfully achieved over 97% carbon-free operation of its main power grid this month, but its sustained implementation and backup power still need development. On April 14, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced that ...

U.S. fines Chinese billionaire 1.83 billion dollars in aluminum sale fraud

California 04/12/22, 23:43

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered 6 Southern California companies conspiring with Chinese billionaire Liu Zongtian to pay 1.83 billion dollars on April 11. The fine is in restitution for their disguising scheme to avoid the payment of aluminum duties. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner sentenced Perfectus Aluminum Inc., ...

Alarming exodus from Californian schools after Covid closures: Report

California 04/12/22, 16:01

The school exodus in California, accentuated by Covid closures, has reached alarming levels, with enrollment dropping below 6 million for the first time in more than 20 years, official figures released Monday, April 11, showed. The state Department of Education's new report for the 2021-2022 school year shows enrollment in California ...

California: School board bans critical race theory in classrooms

California 04/08/22, 03:54

On Tuesday night, April 5, the board of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District of Orange, California, narrowly approved a resolution banning the teaching of critical race theory in the district's state schools.  In a 3-2 vote, school board members ended months of contentious debate in the Orange County district by ...

Black Lives Matter used donation money to buy a mansion

California 04/07/22, 07:55

More evidence exposed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization for misuse of $60 million raised from George Floyd's death. BLM is facing more criticism and accusations after a video revealed three former leaders dining and drinking champagne at a $6 million property in Southern California in 2020. However, this is not ...

Gov. Newsom calls for ban on decorative lawn watering in California

California 03/30/22, 18:45

In a historically dry year, California Governor Gavin Newsom, on Monday, March 28, ordered the state's water regulatory agency to make it illegal to irrigate specific green spaces to save water resources. According to CBS News, by signing an executive order, Newsom urged the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to ...

California’s cap-and-trade program accused of harming environment

California 03/24/22, 08:18

California's pollution control measures are under scrutiny for inadvertently damaging the state's ecosystem. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and his administration went back to the drawing board for their proposed cap-and-trade program. The revision came after widespread criticism of environmental offsets and allowances warned the program could do more harm than good ...

California considers water restrictions after three years of drought

California 03/23/22, 20:44

California authorities might crackdown on some cities and agribusinesses that take water from the Golden State's river system. The State Water Resources Control Board recently warned about 20,000 water rights holders they could face drinking and irrigating water restrictions. "Last year, extreme drought conditions led to unprecedented actions by the State Water ...

GOP California state Sen. Jones cracks down on catalytic converter theft

California 03/23/22, 20:08

A Republican from California wants to stop thieves from targeting vehicle exhaust systems. State Sen. Brian Jones is cracking down on catalytic converter theft across the Golden State. He recently introduced state Senate Bill 919, which proposes extra measures and more rigorous checks for used auto part transactions. Namely, the proposed legislation ...

Los Angeles school district announces end of face mask mandate in schools

California 03/20/22, 06:49

The Los Angeles Union School District (LAUSD), the second largest public school district in the country, will eliminate the face mask mandate in schools starting next week, according to the LA Times. The statement was released after a week of negotiation with the teachers' union—United Teachers Los Angeles—on Friday, March 18. ...