Tag Archives: California

Welcome Back Otter

Sea otters victorious in decades-long struggle with U.S. government | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

I guess the Otters had better lawyers and activists.

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Paying For Your Neighbors’ Solar Panels

Solar power adds to nonusers’ costs – SFGate.

Hey California. Guess who’s paying for your neighbor to put “free” solar panels on their roof? That’s right. You. Subsidies and higher utility bills suck money out of your pocket so the guy next door can feel better.

Power companies in California are required to buy electricity from residents and businesses with solar generator systems at the same price they resell it to other customers, meaning utilities earn nothing to cover their fixed costs. Photo: Sam Hodgson, Bloomberg / SF

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Hooker Powers

Teacher Leaves Wife, Kids for High School Student | Parenting – Yahoo! Shine.

It must be particularly hard for Hooker’s 17 year old daughter, now that her father has left to be with a fellow classmate and become a notorious figure throughout the school.

Hooker and Powers during an ABC news interview. (ABC)

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Failed Marriage Equality

“Poster Couple” For Gays Rights Divorcing | NBC Bay Area.

“We’re human and we went through difficult times,” Tyler said. The marriage ran its course, she said.

Tyler and Olson have known each other for 40 years and were together as a couple for 18. They were the poster couple for gay and lesbian rights. …

14 years of happiness followed by 4 years that included relationship-breaking difficult times. Sounds like they were better off before they got married. The grass is always greener, I suppose.

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California Continues Its March Towards the Precipice

California Adopts Cap-and-Trade System to Limit Emissions – NYTimes.com

Fifteen months after a similar effort died in Congress, California regulators adopted a system on Thursday for combating climate change that sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions…

The board members seemed keenly aware that they were giving the state a policy prescription regarded as poison in some parts of the country.

California’s ambitions are in striking contrast to those of much of the rest of the nation. A conservative political rebellion against cap and trade helped the Republican resurgence in 2010.

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Brown Bans Minor Browning

California bans use of tanning beds by minors | Reuters.

But it’s okay for 12-year-olds to get STD treatment without their parents knowing…

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Summer on Ice

Heavy snows spoil weekend holiday plans in West – Yahoo! News

The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is fully staffed to warn outdoors enthusiasts. “May snow depths are deeper than anything we have seen in the last 45 years,” said avalanche center spokesman Bob Comey.

FILE - In this May 18, 2011 photo provided by ...

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