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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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May 20

CMA Drops Opposition To Physician Aid In Dying

ALSO: Water Board considers voluntary water cut from farmers.
May 20

Vineyard Water Conservation

By using drip irrigation systems sparingly, vineyards can improve their crop while also saving water, a group of local growers were told yesterday.
May 19

Privatization May Threaten California Parklands

Yet another brewing legislative battle in Washington could change Californians' access to some popular public lands.
May 19

Brown Signs International Climate Agreement

ALSO: What effect has realignment had on crime in California? 2:14 Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Today's reporting by Katie Orr and Ben Adler.
May 18

Field Poll On California’s Mandatory Water Reduction Plan Shows Concern

ALSO: The California Community College system stands to do very well under Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget.