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GOVERNOR SIGNS OUR PLASTIC BAG BILL

California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other ocean wildlife.

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Alameda City to discuss opting-out of bag ban ordinance

The Alameda City Council has an item on their 2/21 agenda to discuss opting-out of the countywide plastic bag ban.

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Jerry Brown hits the road for Tesla Motors' Model X | Dan Jacobson

Gov. Jerry Brown will be making an appearance tonight as electric-car maker Tesla Motors unveils a new vehicle in Los Angeles County -- its Model X.

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STATE SETTLES SUIT WITH BRAZIALAN BLOWOUT

This week California’s Attorney General settled a suit with the makers of “Brazilian Blowout” on the grounds that it had mislabeled it’s product as formaldehyde free, when in fact this was not the case. Formaldehyde is a potential carcinogen with dangerous impacts to the eyes and lungs. 

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Yuba City solar power praised

Yuba City residents use more solar energy than 90 percent of the state, according to an environmental report released this week.

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Sonoma County embraces solar power

You might not realize it on a foggy winter morning, but Sonoma County cities are really soaking in the sun. A new study shows the county has one of the highest concentrations of solar energy users in the state.

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