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Good news on several CA drought fronts

State officials measured the Sierra Nevada snowpack for the second time in 2016 on Tuesday, and once again the news was good. Capital Public Radio has the details: The latest measurement …  showed that the “snowpack is growing quite nicely.”

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U.S. tax policy undercuts CA water conservation push

Even before the current marathon drought, turf replacement subsidies have long been touted by the state government as a powerful way to get California homeowners to stop having water-guzzling lawns. But the federal government sees these subsidies as taxable income.

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Gas leak ruling provides secrecy and legal defense to SoCal Gas

Government officials have ordered the Southern California Gas Co. to shut down its leaky Aliso Canyon well, yet the ruling is far from a victory for the thousands of sickened Porter Ranch residents, an attorney charges. On Saturday, Jan. 23, the

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CA seeks drought relief from mountains to desert

This season’s heavy El Niño rains haven’t brought clarity to California’s competing drought plans, which now range from increasing water collection infrastructure to siphoning ancient reserves locked beneath the Mojave desert. Stepping up water collection has emerged as a priority

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L.A. gets Rams, maybe Chargers

After a frenetic final sequence where NFL intrigue reached a fever pitch, team owners voted to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, with an option extended to San Diego’s disgruntled Chargers franchise. “The Rams’ home will

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Rams moving to L.A.; Chargers likely to follow

The drama over which of three cities would lose their NFL teams to Los Angeles ended decisively Tuesday night. On a 30-2 vote, NFL owners gave the go-ahead to having the St. Louis Rams move to L.A. next season in

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Officials: Get used to paying more for less water

Californians may need to get used to paying more for water, despite and because of their successful efforts at conservation, according to state water officials at a recent Assembly committee hearing. Californians exceeded the state’s 25 percent water conservation mandate

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NFL saga: Rough day for San Diego, Oakland fans

There hasn’t been much hard news for months in coverage of which NFL team or teams will relocate to Los Angeles, with reporters not having many insights to offer beyond a sense that the St. Louis Rams might have the

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Oakland officials to finally make direct push for Raiders

In the three-way battle over which NFL team or teams will relocate to Los Angeles — and what NFL city or cities will lose teams — Oakland has been unique. In San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared his strong

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Some CA government jobs proving tough to fill

The cost of housing has been an increasingly hot topic in California political circles since late 2012. That’s when a new Census Bureau measure of poverty debuted, one that included the cost of living. It showed the Golden State had

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