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California Has Already Run Out Of Money Fighting Fires (But More Is On The Way)

September 20, 2018 | Ben Adler

The new state budget that took effect in July set aside nearly $443 million to fight wildfires. But that money is gone. So now Cal Fire is getting an additional $234 million.

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Want A Straw At A Restaurant? Or A Soda With Your Kids Meal? New California Laws Make You Ask For Them

September 20, 2018 | Ben Adler

If you want to sip through a single-use plastic straw at a dine-in restaurant in California, you’ll soon have to specifically ask for it.

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Food and Sustainability

Yolo County Boosts CalFresh Enrollment Among UC Davis Students In Need

September 18, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Nearly a third of Californians eligible for food stamps don't receive those benefits. In Yolo County, that includes college students. The county is now using a mix of high- and low-tech strategies to reach them.

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