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State Senate Bill Would Streamline Solar Permits

Installing solar panels such as these should not be a regulatory obstacle course, says Torrance Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi.
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  A balky permitting process is deterring homeowners from installing solar systems, according to a California legislator.

So he's proposed a measure to ease the process. Lori Abbott reports.

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Oct 23

Crane Creek Regional Park Offers Something for Everybody

There are over 50 parks, trails, and beaches in the Sonoma County Regional Parks system.
Oct 23

US Forest Service & Environmentalists Reach Agreement on Sierra Nevada Forests

• Late Water Bond Deal Costs California Taxpayers Friday, October 24, 2014 Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Adler.
Oct 23

Encouraging EV Adoption

Renewable power sources and wider use of electric cars are radically reshaping the energy business, in ways that are just beginning to take hold, with California and the North Bay at the forefront.
Oct 22

New PPIC Poll on Propositions, Support for Governor

• California Still At Risk for Floods During Drought Thursday, October 23, 2014 Today's reporting by Katie Orr and Amy Quinton.
Oct 21

Indian Basket Weaving in the 21st Century

Native Americans have been weaving baskets for generations, and while their methods have changed little over time, access to the indigenous materials they use has grown much more complicated.