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Basic Services, Civil Service

California Governor Signs Order Stating No Gas-Powered Cars Sales After 2035

September 29, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a monumental decision to boost electric car sales and reduce transportation emissions, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an order halting new gas-powered car sales after 2035. The state is the biggest car market in the United States, and […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

September 10, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. The Centers for Disease […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Distributed Energy Helped Fight California’s Grid Outages, But It Could Do Much More

August 28, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

During last week’s heat-wave-driven grid emergency in California, grid operator CAISO and the state’s utilities sent out desperate calls to demand response providers, behind-the-meter battery aggregators, electric-vehicle charging providers, microgrid operators and backup generator owners, seeking whatever help they could […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

As California burns, buggy alerting software ails emergency offices

August 25, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As wildfires continue tearing through California, two northern counties on Tuesday reported technical problems with the emergency alerting platforms used to warn the public. In Northern California, where the still-raging LNU Lightning Complex fire has burned through 352,000 acres and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Initiative to Fight Plastic Pollution Submits Petitions to Qualify for Statewide Ballot

August 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

California – Supporters of an initiative to reduce plastic waste today submitted more than 870,000 voter signatures to qualify the Plastics Free California initiative for the ballot – significantly more than the 623,212 signatures required. The initiative was originally on […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Amid COVID Chaos, California Legislators Fight for Major Health Care Bills

August 11, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

California lawmakers are barreling toward an end-of-month deadline to pass or kill bills amid the biggest public health crisis the state has faced in a century. Yet even in a year consumed by sickness, they’re considering significant — sometimes controversial […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

July 31, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She’s a bladder cancer patient who broke her wrist in November. She still needs physical therapy for her wrist, and she’s months late for a cancer […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Nears Tipping Point on All-Electric Regulations for New Buildings

July 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California is readying what could be the next game-changing update to its building performance standards. Building performance standards have been saving Californians energy and money for four decades. Occasionally, updates to the standards, which are strengthened every three years, yield […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

As Coronavirus Patients Skew Younger, Tracing Task Seems All But Impossible

July 20, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Younger people are less likely to be hospitalized or die of COVID-19 than their elders, but they circulate more freely while carrying the disease, and their cases are harder to trace. Together, these facts terrify California hospital officials. People under […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California’s Organics Bill: How Yolo County is Bracing for SB 1383

July 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

California’s Senate Bill 1383 could mean big changes for landfills, which will have to find a home for organics that they will no longer be able to bury. The bill will have a particular impact on landfills that have been […]