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California mayors want customers to run PG&E

by Justin Ho Nov 5, 2019
Several California cities are pushing for a public takeover of the investor-owned utility.
A fallen PG&E utility pole lays on a property burned during the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California on Oct. 28, 2019.
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California city experiments with guaranteed income of $500 per month

by Sammy Caiola Nov 4, 2019
Supporters of the pilot program say it's a step toward economic equality.
Jovan Bravo, 31, is one of 125 residents of Stockton, CA receiving a $500 monthly stipend from a pilot project testing the concept of universal basic income.
Sammy Caiola

Chinese restaurant owners in California fight for gas stoves

by Josie Huang Oct 24, 2019
As California officials look to phase out gas, some restaurant owners in San Gabriel Valley are speaking out in favor of gas cooking.
Chef Chun Lei cooks shrimp on a gas stove in the kitchen of Shanghailander Palace in Arcadia.
Josie Huang

The Trump administration wants to end California's cap-and-trade program

by Scott Tong Oct 23, 2019
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: the Trump administration is picking a legal fight with California.
California's cap and trade program aims to lower climate change-causing emissions. Above, smog hovers over Los Angeles in 2002.
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Massive power shut-off would cost businesses in California

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 8, 2019
As the risk of wildfire and natural disasters increase with climate change, power disruptions could become more common.
Towers carrying electrical lines in south San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Adventures in Housing

Adventures in Housing: The small-time landlord

by Maria Hollenhorst Sep 13, 2019
Becoming a landlord helped Beverly Wilcox retire at 54, go back to school and launch a second career.
California landlord Beverly Wilcox laying sod at one of her properties in 2001.
Courtesy of Beverly Wilcox

Tenants to get more eviction protections under California measure

by Erika Beras Sep 13, 2019
In some cases, it would require landlords to pay up to one month’s rent for tenants to relocate.
An eviction notice posted on the front door of a foreclosed property in Jupiter, Florida.
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California law puts home cooks in the gig economy

by Larry Buhl Aug 27, 2019
A California "microenterprise" permit allows people to sell the food they prepare at home directly to consumers.
Meghan McConaghy serves up tacos at her home in West Vale, California. She was one of the first people in the state to obtain a microenterprise home kitchen permit to sell her food.
Larry Buhl

Rent too high? Blame zoning.

by Amy Scott Jul 10, 2019
Research finds hostility to apartments contributes to affordability crisis.
A pedestrian passes by 315 Hudson Street, where Google plans to lease office space, in the Hudson Square neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, December 17, 2018 in New York City.
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California drivers to pay highest gas tax in the country

by Ben Bradford Jun 28, 2019
The Golden State will surpass Pennsylvania for the dubious title of "highest gas taxes."
Gas prices over $4.00 a gallon are displayed on a pump at a gas station on May 24, 2019 in Mill Valley, California.
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