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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Celebrating “Calabaza”

Did you know that Calabasas got its name from the Spanish word "Calabaza" meaning "'pumpkin" OR "gourd"? Local legend has it that explorer Juan Bautista de Anza was traveling through the area now known as Calabasas when suddenly, his wagon full of pumpkins overturned. A few months later, the area saw its first pumpkin patch!

California governor signs landmark law for fast food workers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite the objections of restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumers’ costs.

For his water plan to work, Newsom must marshal all key...

The governor’s new water plan is timely and much needed, but making it happen will require unprecedented compromises from California’s powerful environmentalist lobby.

Soboba youth attend UNITY conference

This year’s United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. conference was held in Minneapolis and 10 Soboba youth attended the five-day, youth-led event in July that attracted about 2,500 Native youth and advisors.

Record heat wave puts California in fossil fuel conundrum

A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration moves toward ending the use of oil and gas.

Crews face heat wave along with California wildfires

California firefighters worked in extreme conditions Thursday as they battled wildfires in rural areas north of Los Angeles and east of San Diego amid a blistering heat wave that is predicted to last through Labor Day.

U.S. News 360 Reviews Survey Reveals Americans Have Adjusted Spending Due...

A new national survey from U.S. News & World Report's 360 Reviews finds four in five Americans (81%) have adjusted their spending due to inflation, and 84% indicate they worry about the impact of inflation on this year's holiday shopping season.

Soboba Fire Explorers Learn More Than Firefighting Skills

The Soboba Fire Explorer Program was launched in March after the Tribal Council indicated a desire for the fire department to provide opportunities to Tribal youth and approved the resources needed to start and support it.

California’s Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low Level

California’s unemployment rate fell to historically low levels in July, while adding the state’s largest job gain since February and second largest since August 2021.

Western fires outpace California effort to fill inmate crews

As wildfires rage across California each year, exhausted firefighters call for reinforcements from wherever they can get them — even as far as Australia.