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BLM finalizes Burning Man environmental review
BLM finalizes Burning Man environmental review

July 18, 2019

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has issued a final environmental impact statement for the Burning Man counter-culture festival that will cap attendance at the current 80,000 limit for the annual gathering...


East entrance to Yosemite National Park now open
East entrance to Yosemite National Park now open

July 3, 2019

After about a week and a half of limited operations, Tioga Road opened with unrestricted vehicular traffic on Monday, July 1, according to Yosemite National Park announced. Visitor services such as general park information and...


California gas tax rises another 6 cents a gallon
California gas tax rises another 6 cents a gallon

July 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s nation-leading gas prices are set to climb even higher Monday, when the state gas tax increases another 5.6 cents a gallon. It’s the latest increase from a 2017 law designed to...







UC regents hike out-of-state student tuition by $762

May 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California is raising tuition by hundreds of dollars for out-of-state and international students. KQED-TV says the UC Board of Regents approved a $762 hike on Thursday despite loud protests...


Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget
Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget

May 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market. State budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect...


California pot market not traced or tracked as promised
California pot market not traced or tracked as promised

May 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES — When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system...


Lake Tahoe boaters to see fee increases
Lake Tahoe boaters to see fee increases

May 4, 2019

The cost of putting a boat on Lake Tahoe will increase this season for the first time in seven years as part of the Shoreline Plan approved last fall by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency....





California bill to expand rent control dies for the year
California bill to expand rent control dies for the year

April 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An effort to expand rent control in California won’t move forward this year after the lawmaker behind it cancelled a planned public hearing Thursday, saying his plan needs more work. Assemblyman Richard...





California proposal to tax soda pushed to next year
California proposal to tax soda pushed to next year

April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawmakers won’t vote on a soda tax or limit how much can be sold in a single cup this year, marking the latest California victory for the beverage industry. Assemblyman Richard Bloom...