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Cal Bills Push No-Emission Vehicles

California State Capitol Building

Gov. Jerry Brown embraced a package of proposals from lawmakers Thursday to boost the number of zero-emissions vehicles on California roads, from incentives to buy used cars to new emissions goals for the ride-share industry. Brown used the deck of a hybrid-electric ferry boat, the first of its kind to …

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App Maker Shaking Up Earthquake Warnings


A small number of people in California saw Thursday’s 5.3 magnitude earthquake coming. They were among a group of beta testers of an app called QuakeAlert, that provided warnings several seconds ahead of the quake, potentially giving some users time to get to safe spots. Hundreds of alerts went out, …

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How We Spend Our Time: Commuting

early morning commuter rail

Millions of Americans are spending a good chunk of their day to commuting to work as they move farther away from big cities, which can have good jobs, but often really expensive housing. The Los Angeles Times had this paragraph in a story about commuters back in December: “Michael Perkins, …

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