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California housing bill targeting wealthy cities could rezone nearly all of Palo Alto 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few California communities have as many trappings of the good life as Palo Alto. The Silicon Valley suburb is home to two of the state’s highest-earning neighborhoods, top-performing public schools and tens of thousands of residents with graduate degrees — plus it neighbors Stanford, one of the...

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The rise of robots doesn't have to mean the fall of human workers 16.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of dockworkers, residents and business owners are expected to pack the Board of Harbor Commissioners hearing Tuesday morning in an attempt to block a permit for infrastructure improvements at one Port of Los Angeles terminal that they fear would pave the way for the loss...

Activists Couldn’t Get Facebook to Tackle Its Discrimination Problem—Until the Russia Scandal Hit 12.4.2019 Mother Jones
On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg did something he had managed to avoid in his 14 years at the helm of the tech giant he had built: He testified before Congress. His company had been battered in the preceding months, first by revelations that Russia had used the platform as part […]
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Denver City Council District 11 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 11 race features Christine M. Alonzo and Stacie Gilmore.
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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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Future of inpatient mental health care arrives at Boulder Community Health 7.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado was recently found to be in the bottom tier of states for mental health care, but Boulder Community Health is now operating one of the most sophisticated and pioneering units in the country for a client base whose needs are seen as increasingly critical to improving national well-being.
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L.A. theaters spotlight the power of community in Boyle Heights, skid row and beyond 29.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Community is at the heart of several plays on the 99-Seat Beat, our weekly look at Los Angeles’ stages. Folks support one another through daily challenges in 1968 Boyle Heights, work shoulder to shoulder to make things better on today’s skid row, meld minds in mid-19th century England or — the...

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The age of anxietment: anxiety, excitement and opportunity (zones) 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new federal incentive with bipartisan support looks to innovative and sustainable development.
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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 27.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. ...
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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 26.3.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintExcitement over a new solar installation. Flickr/BlackRockSolar When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer scale and help make a measurable difference towards... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Transgender Employee Said She was Fired From Restaurant 21.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“He didn’t want me to wear makeup and that I couldn’t and that my job depended on it."
University of Missouri Fires Campus Police Officer 20.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“This type of behavior is not tolerated at Mizzou, and we understand how this impacts our entire community profoundly,” the university's chancellor said.
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New clean energy legislation in Illinois has customer and community needs at its core 15.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New clean energy legislation in Illinois has customer and community needs at its core
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Laguna Beach to fund technological improvements from extra revenue and savings 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Laguna Beach will spend $2.6 million in unanticipated revenue and savings from last fiscal year on information technology improvements and other items following a unanimous City Council decision Tuesday night.

In city staff’s budget update, finance and IT director Gavin Curran said the city received...

MN school sees gains when kids' art, social needs take center stage 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In Rochester, an arts-focused elementary school has brought health care, social services and other family needs under its roof. Leaders say the whole effort is helping at-risk children. Challenges remain, but the school's caught the attention of the Walz administration.
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Laguna approves action plan aiming to make development process smoother 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Laguna Beach will take several steps intended to make the project review process easier for property owners following City Council approval of a community development action plan Tuesday night.

The plan is geared toward informing applicants about potential problems with their projects early and...

Meet the candidates for the District 5 L.A. school board seat 4.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The 10 candidates running to fill a vacancy on the Los Angeles Board of Education all want increased funding for local schools, but they differ strongly on other issues, including the growth of charter schools and the leadership of L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner.

The special election, which...

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Laguna council to tackle finances, historic preservation and community development 2.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

City finances, historic preservation and improvements to the Community Development Department are on deck for Tuesday’s Laguna Beach City Council meeting.

The panel plans to meet at 3 p.m. for a two-hour review of the city’s five-year financial forecast. Growth in the general fund — which pays...

Fed up with high health care costs, Frisco community fights for a better deal 28.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Now local leaders are working on a plan to drive down prices that could be a model for the state and other places facing high health care costs. They’re forming a nonprofit, the Peak Health Alliance, that will try to negotiate lower hospital, clinic and physician prices on behalf of some of the largest employers in the area.
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Ohio Nail Salon's Controversial Sign Divides Community 25.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The owner says that she has had a lot of support from people—including from other local business. However, she noted that some people may not like it.
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