Last Thursday, the city of Whittier made a bold move by purchasing the land and mineral rights of a local nature preserve. Whittier used $9.3 million in funds opened up to the city by the passage of Proposition 19, which stipulates that the land be used for conservation purposes. But now, the preserve may be a source of revenue if opened for development and drilling.
Who knew that football and social media go together like chips and dip at a Super Bowl party? Everyone knows that the Super Bowl scores big viewer ratings for TV networks, but this year the Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers also ignited more posting on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks than ever before.
California State University and California Community College campuses got one step closer to being tobacco-free after the state Assembly voted 41-24 yesterday to approve a tobacco ban; Faith Salie of NPR's Wait, Wait . . .Don't Tell Me talks about new memoir, "Approval Junkie," and weighing the pros and cons of a bailout for Puerto Rico.
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