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Mandating a 50-Percent Reduction in Oil--at What Cost?

"California’s 100,000 electric vehicles are the most electric vehicles in any state, however, the other 97% of California’s 30 million vehicles that DO NOT run on electricity or other alternative fuels are consuming more than 40 million gallons of transportation fuels, gasoline and diesel, excluding jet fuel, EVERY DAY. Sounds like a lot of fuel, but it equates to just more than 1 gallon per day per vehicle. California motorists and businesses are major consumers of fossil fuel products. Even though there is a both projected growth in population from our current 38 million citizens, AND an increase in vehicle registrations from our current 30 million, the fuel demand is projected to decline slightly from the current 40 million gallons per DAY of gasoline and diesel, mostly as a result of continuous improvements in fuel efficiencies, and a slight impact by the 3% of vehicles that run on electricity or other alternative fuels. We already have AB32 and the LCFS in effect to control GHG emissions. REQUIRING California’s 38 million citizens to change their lifestyle appears to be bad public policy and possibly unenforceable on abusers that do not reduce their usage by 50%. It appears that a reduction from the current 40 million gallons of transportation fuels down to 20 million a day in just 15 years would be a drastic lifestyle change that could severely impact one of the world’s largest economies."

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An Engineered Drought

"Now I'm not here to necessarily defend agriculture- but are you accounting for all the reductions they have had to make in recent year's prior to the Governor's executive order? I thought they were cutting before the rest of us. water crops as much as needed, water lawns sparingly."

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Carly Fiorina jumps in GOP presidential race: Can she win? (+video)

"The only thing Carly can aspire to is a cabinet post. So she has to decide what realistic nominee she will ultimately support. At some time, she will go with Jeb."

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An Engineered Drought

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Jerry Brown, the Farmers' Friend

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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 1 firefighter dies; thousands battle CA fires

A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said. David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life fighting the Frog Fire in far northern California's ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Drought
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 Money talking loudly: A guide to the super PACs

Reports newly filed with federal regulators produce the first major accounting of who is paying for the 2016 presidential campaign. »Read

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 Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One ... »Read

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 Major Environmental Group Endorses Bernie Sanders' 2016 Bid

Friends of the Earth Action endorsed Sanders in New Hampshire. »Read

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A handful of key Democrats stepped forward to support the accord, while others have signaled they are leaning in favor »Read

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 Firefighter dies battling one of 23 wildfires scorching California

Some 8,000 firefighters are battling 23 wildfires across northern California. The fast-moving Lower Lake fire had burned three homes by Friday and was threatening 450 other structures. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Drought
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 CA intervenes in Planned Parenthood video sting

Undercover videos that sent Planned Parenthood into crisis mode have drawn the concern of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose interest in reviewing their legality helped put the Golden State at the center of a dramatic national ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Field Poll, Kamala Harris, Zoe Lofgren, Loretta Lynch
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 Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground. … Click to Continue ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Drought
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 L.A. Unified begins search for next long-term superintendent

Selecting a new leader for the nation's second-largest school system is a high-stakes decision for a politically divided L.A. Board of Education. »Read

In this article: Ramon C. Cortines, Los Angeles Unified School District
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 Opinion: Olympic red for L.A.?

Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor, and it is Aug. 1, 2015. The unusual mugginess in Los Angeles probably doesn't inspire many of us to go outside and exercise; with that in mind, let's start with the Olympics. Subscribe to ... »Read

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 Essential California: Living in fear of a hashtag

Good morning. It is Saturday, Aug. 1. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter Top stories Seeing the drought: There's nothing like a visit to the Oroville Dam to drive home the severity of the state drought for ... »Read

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 Political Blotter: Tauscher ramps up independent redistricting effort

Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher names a Republican co-chair for her effort to urge more states to adopt citizen redistricting commissions; also, Rep. Jackie Speier wants to lift the ban on sending booze through the U.S. Postal Service. »Read

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 What August Means for the Iran Deal (And Democrats)

Democrats on recess will now hear from constituents about the Iran deal. »Read

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 Johnny Cueto gets no-decision in Royals debut as Jays rally to win in 11

Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Blue Jays rallied to beat the Royals 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto got a no-decision in his K.C. debut. »Read

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 6 Los Angeles City Council members want to reconsider Uber, Lyft pickups at LAX

Six Los Angeles City Council members said Friday that they want to reconsider an approved plan that would allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to legally pick up passengers from LAX because it lacks certain safety regulations. »Read

In this article: Robert Blumenfield, Paul Krekorian
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 Newsom Has $5.5 Million For 2018 California Governor's Race

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom reports that he has already banked nearly $5.5 million for a possible run for governor that's still more than three years away. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Nurses Association, campaign finance, Gavin Newsom
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 Wildfires scorch large tracts of California

Some 8,000 firefighters are trying to contain 18 large wildfires across California, from San Diego County up to the northernmost part of the state, according to Cal Fire. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Drought
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 S.F. ballot measures this fall: housing, lobbying, development

San Francisco voters will have a chance this fall to weigh in on measures ranging from a proposed pause in the construction of market-rate housing in the Mission to limiting the availability of short-term rentals through companies such as Airbnb. ... »Read

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 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti raises $2.2 million in re-election bid

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has raised more than $2 million for his 2017 re-election bid, a record for a mayoral incumbent in the first reporting period. Garcetti raised $2.2 million for the six-month period ending June 30, the first reporting ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Bill Carrick, Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti, Antonio Villaraigosa
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 Rocky Fire southeast of Clear Lake engulfs more than 18,000 acres

A massive aerial assault is underway in the North Bay as firefighters struggle to slow down the fast-moving wildfire that has exploded in size and is only five percent contained. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Drought
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 Garcetti raises record $2.2 million in first quarter of re-election effort

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti raised $2.227 million during the first quarter of his 2017 re-election campaign, an amount that sets a record for incumbent mayors' early fundraising in the era of the city's modern campaign-finance regulations, his ... »Read

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 Marijuana dispensaries need banking access, California officials say

Citing the public safety risks of a cash-only industry, state officials argued Friday that medical marijuana dispensaries should have better access to banking. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Fiona Ma, George Runner, David Thomas
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 Newsom has $5.5 million for 2018 California governor's race

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom reports that he has already banked nearly $5.5 million for a possible run for governor that's still more than three years away. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Nurses Association, campaign finance, Gavin Newsom
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 Gov. Brown declares state of emergency for California wildfires

Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought
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