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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

California Charts Course for Whole-of-Government Action on Extreme Heat At First-Ever...

Following the West Coast’s record-setting heat wave last month, California hosted the first-ever Extreme Heat Symposium in Sacramento. The symposium, put on by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the California Natural Resources Agency, harnessed the collective power of community leaders, state policymakers, scientists, and members of the public, and set the stage for extreme heat action in California in the coming years.

Wellness Program Teaches Healthy Habits to Soboba Youngsters

Representatives from the Nutrition & Health Promotion Branch of Riverside University Health System, Public Health have been visiting the Soboba Tribal Preschool every couple of weeks to share healthy lessons as part of an ongoing wellness program.

Gavin Newsom fighting to save California’s ultra-rich from tax hike intended...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) claimed earlier this year that the "future is electric." In 2020, he signed an executive order to phase out the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.

Study finds California’s greenhouse gas reductions could be wiped out by...

A new analysis led by researchers with the University of California has found the 2020 wildfires in the state, the most disastrous wildfire year on record, put twice as much greenhouse gas emissions into the Earth's atmosphere as the total reduction in such pollutants in California between 2003–2019.

Newsom’s campaign for California governor looks to future

Gavin Newsom will almost certainly win reelection as governor of California in November, with a little-known Republican state senator the only thing between him and a second term leading the nation’s most populous state.

Tax the rich for more EVs? California Democrats split

A California ballot measure that would tax the rich to help put more electric cars on the road may seem tailor-made to win support from Democrats in a state known for climate leadership, but Proposition 30 has one notable opponent: Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Soboba Tribal Environmental Department Hosts Open House

The team at Soboba Tribal Environmental Department stays busy keeping the Soboba Indian Reservation healthy and recently hosted an open house...

Newsom calls special session on gas rebate

Gov. Gavin Newsom called a special legislative session on rebates to offset high gas prices funded by a windfall profits tax on oil companies. The session will be Dec. 5, timed with the swearing-in of the new Legislature.

California wells run dry as drought depletes groundwater

As California’s drought deepens, Elaine Moore’s family is running out of an increasingly precious resource: water. The Central Valley almond growers had two wells go dry this summer. Two of her adult children are now getting water from a new well the family drilled after the old one went dry last year. She’s even supplying water to a neighbor whose well dried up.

Riverside County teen crochets her own special quinceañera dress

For the past two years, 15-year-old Noemi Mendez of Cherry Valley has been perfecting her craft of crocheting by making various dolls for friends and family.