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Encinitas the latest coastal city facing state threats over housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has put another coastal town on notice that it must meet state mandates to add a significant amount of units affordable by low-income families – reflecting the newly elected governor’s view that a lack of housing is

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Housing lawsuits pit the state vs. Huntington Beach

The city of Huntington Beach and the state government are suing each other over the state’s attempts to require that local governments step up housing construction. Besides affecting the housing crisis that Gov. Gavin Newsom calls an “existential” threat to

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 13

Lawmaker targets Uber’s self-driving vehicles in new legislation  Scientists rebuke Coastal Commission over desalination Does Consumer Watchdog actually help lower insurance rates? Brown cuts doctors out of tobacco tax money Democratic lawmakers pushing for cap-and-trade extension Good morning! TGIF. One lesson

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Scientists rebuke Coastal Commission over desalination

SACRAMENTO – The Coastal Commission’s stated concern that a proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant’s intake pipes pose a threat to small and microscopic plankton has been rebutted in a letter from three prominent California marine biologists. Anthony Koslow, Eric Miller

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17 years later, O.C. desalination plant inches toward finish line

The massive $1 billion Carlsbad desalination plant — the largest in North America — begins normal operations this month after a long legal and regulatory odyssey. The plant is expected to provide 54 million gallons of water a day, or

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Surf City to repeal bag ban

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes governments actually repeal bad laws. That is happening in Huntington Beach, where, reported the Orange County Register: the council took the first step to repeal the ban on single-use plastic bags, saying there’s no

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Bad weather: I want my tax money back! 10

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler The only reason anyone in his right mind lives in California and pays massive high taxes is for the great weather. But the weather has been terrible. I live half a mile from the

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Fahrenheit 78

John Seiler: Today, January 17, the Year of Our Lord 2011, in Huntington Beach it was Fahrenheit 78 degrees, the most beautiful day I’ve ever seen. It was July in January. That’s why we Californians put up with the sky-high

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