Orange County has emerged as a hotbed of opposition to mandatory mask rules in public places, and its health director recently resigned after facing intense public criticism and a death threat. Health experts widely say masks are critical in slowing the spread of the virus, however many residents of this county are proudly anti-science and now apparently willing to put their children at great risk.
Once coronavirus in the air, it can go pretty darn far. The beach may be shut down, and the signs tell you don’t walk on the beach, don’t swim, don’t surf.. but nobody tells you: Don’t even breathe.
Thousands of Northern California PG&E customers who are medically fragile were more alarmed than most about this week’s power outages, as they scrambled for backup energy sources for the equipment that helps them stay mobile, refrigerates their medications, or even keeps them alive.
Trump Halts California’s Stricter Fuel Standards, Demonstrating Support for Big Business
Homelessness is a national crisis. Why has the Trump Administration proposed significant cuts to public housing and programs like the Community Development Block Grant?
Almost all of the federal land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area — a staggering 86 percent, totaling some 20,000 acres — was burned to the ground.
Rescuers begin the task of recovering bodies in the wreckage of the most destructive fire in the state’s history.
“Trump tweet today blaming the state was an insult and so uninformed… His comments are reckless and insulting to the fire fighters and people being affected.”
The president signed a memo directing agencies to review and revise or rescind environmental standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from flowing to farmers in the Central Valley.
The displacement of working-class and low-income Latino families in the shadow of Facebook’s behemoth campus, which is undergoing a major expansion, offers a stark illustration of California’s housing crisis and expanding income inequality. By many measures, the tech industry has in recent years exacerbated the crisis of evictions, homelessness and poverty.
It’s one thing when thousands of homeless people line up in tents and sleep on cardboard boxes in skid row in downtown Los Angeles. It’s something entirely different when the homeless are shipped off to wealthy communities in ritzy Orange County.
The nuclear reactors in San Onofre were permanently shut down in 2013 following a catastrophic malfunction. What to do with its 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive waste remains an epic problem, and the proposed solution is to bury the waste on the beach in cheap, thin containers. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
The delta smelt is on the brink of extinction and has fallen to the point where it can hardly be found anymore. Why this matters so much.