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NRC leaves lump of coal in San Onofre’s stocking

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week cited Southern California Edison for failing to check the design of steam generators that led to the permanent shutdown of its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Chaired by Allison Macfarlane, the five-member commission

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Will Surfrider’s distortions block Orange County desalination plant?

“Please join us in protecting our coast and ocean by sending the Coastal Commission a message today: DENY THE HUNTINGTON BEACH OCEAN DESALINATION FACILITY AND ENSURE THAT THIS PROJECT, AND THE MANY MORE TO FOLLOW, WON’T DESTROY PRECIOUS MARINE LIFE

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Covered California rollout also suffers glitches

“To those who’ve worried, suffered in silence, hoped, and lived in a state of fear: Welcome to a new state of health. Welcome to Covered California, the place to find quality, affordable coverage, financial help for those who need it,

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Costly fallout from San Onofre’s decommission

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting Thursday in Carlsbad, during which members discussed the process by which the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be decommissioned and, importantly, who will ultimately foot the projected $4 billion bill. This

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CA taxes, mandates boost unemployment

  “California raised a bunch of taxes this year. Its economy hasn’t collapsed.” So read the snarky headline accompanying a post last month by Jim Tankersley on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. “Eight months after raising sales and income taxes, California

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CSU, UC pressed to disinvest in fossil fuels

Raven Rutledge is a student at San Francisco State University. She has not summered as a Wall Street intern. She is not enrolled in SFSU’s MBA program. Yet, the environmental studies major played a lead role this summer in pressuring

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CA teachers sue union over political use of dues

  Monday marks the start of a new school year for Rebecca Friedrichs, a kindergarten teacher at Holder School in Buena Park, a Southern California city of 82,000. The 25-year veteran of the Savannah School District is to be forgiven

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A viable alternative to high-speed rail?

. When Elon Musk talks, people listen. He’s earned street cred — as in Wall Street — from co-founding the company that grew into PayPal; co-founding Tesla Motors, the most successful electric car start-up company; and founding SpaceX, to which

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Initiative won’t bring back dead kids

It’s been 11 years since Bob Pack lost his children, Troy, 10, and Alana, 7, to a hit-and-run driver under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. This week, the Danville dad filed a proposed ballot measure in their memory:

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NIMBYism slams CA economy 10

July 19, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Chris Thornberg is one of the most astute analysts of the California housing market. Back in 2005, when he was senior economist for Anderson UCLA Forecast, he appeared on a San Francisco radio show

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