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Proposal would rename Mount Diablo to Mount Ronald Reagan

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Still upset over the devilish connotations of Mount Diablo, an Oakley man has yet again petitioned a federal agency to rename Contra Costa's signature peak. This time he wants to rename the 3,849-foot-high mountain after the 40th president of the United States — Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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on Jan 28, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Water Transfers: A Quiet Solution for California Farmers in Dry Times

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600,000 acre-feet is a lot of water.  It’s just about a year’s supply of water for the City of Los Angeles.  You’d think that a tool that provides this much water in California during a third consecutive dry year would...

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 04:20 PM

The Law Is Powerful Protection Against Erratic Political Winds

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In his January 25th post, an attorney for the ultra-right wing Pacific Legal Foundation accused my colleague of ignoring the Constitution, claiming that the water cutbacks to protect California’s threatened native fish are “devoid of constitutional authority.”  Interesting thought –...

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:50 PM

EPA to investigate birth defects near Calif. dump (AP)

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AP - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate a cluster of birth defects in a central California town near the largest toxic-waste dump in the West.

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 09:50 AM

Utilities to store megawatts of juice with ice

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A group of utilities in southern California plan to shift 54 megawatts worth of electricity use from peak times using ice-powered air conditioners from Ice Energy.

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 08:50 AM
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Determining state of charge of lithium batteries problematic for Mini E

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, BMW, MINIMini E - Click above for high-res image galleryOn the same day that BMW released the results of a study conducted by University of California - Davis on driver's experiences with the Mini E, the New York Times takes another look at the disappointing cold weather performance experienced by many of the test drivers. The UC-Davis study talked to 57 of the 450 driv...

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Caucus formed to bark for animal rights

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California's animals have a new reason to wag their tails -- legislators have formed a caucus focused on animal rights and protection issues.

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 05:50 AM

EPA to investigate cluster of birth defects in Kettleman City, Calif.

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Some residents blame a nearby toxic waste dump for health problems. U.S. says the study shows the Obama administration's commitment to environmental justice.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it plans to investigate a cluster of facial birth defects and other health issues among migrant farm workers in the impoverished California enclave of Kettleman City as part of the ...

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on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:20 AM

California pelicans linger in Oregon, beg for food

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has urged residents not to feed the birds, saying it will further disrupt their migration pattern.

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on Jan 26, 2010 at 06:50 PM

National science panel convenes on Calif. delta

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An expert in California's delta told a panel of the National Academies of Sciences on Sunday that their decisions about the largest estuary on the West Coast could alter how Californians use water.California - West Coast of the United States - West Coast - United States - Organizations

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on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:50 AM