The legislation heads off what would be a costly and contentious ballot measure and pushes California ahead of the world in the fight against plastic waste.
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Urban Corps said the funds will go toward planting 1,538 trees in Vista, Imperial Beach, Escondido, San Marcos, Lemon Grove, Lakeside and Cesar Chavez Park.
Heal the Bay annual report card lists two Baja California beach areas on its ‘Beach Bummer’ ranking for some of most polluted in state
River excavation could provide sand for city beaches
More sensitive tests have led to increased shut-downs in South Bay beach cities just north of Tijuana due to sewage contamination
Regional water officials said state-mandated improvements could hike the cost of desalinated water by as much as 10 percent
South Bay officials fear beach closures could have widespread social and economic impacts, possibly ending junior lifeguards and other programs
The moon will seem larger than normal because it will be relatively close to Earth
Southern California officials warn residents that drought and extreme heat are creating conditions for a potentially treacherous fire season.
State-mandated prohibitions on outdoor irrigation and other activities are aimed at cutting water use by 20 percent
City Council members who wanted to delay the ballot measure to 2024 have agreed to support presenting it to voters this year.