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As pigs await slaughter at Farmer John, strangers offer water, love and comfort to the doomed

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Sun, 03/10/2019 - 11:01pm

Maya Benperlas stood in the middle of busy Vernon Avenue on a chilly Sunday night as a big rig hauling pigs slowed to a halt just outside the gates of Farmer John.

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A massive aquifer lies beneath the Mojave Desert. Could it help solve California’s water problem?

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Sun, 03/10/2019 - 10:52pm

The landscape here is more Martian than Earthly, rust and tan plains that rise in the distance to form the Old Woman Mountains to the east and the Bristols and Marbles to the north and west.

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Turf’s up (if you’re looking for some juicy rebates!)

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Sun, 03/10/2019 - 10:47pm

Yes, we know your lawn is gorgeous now, lush, glistening in the peekaboo sun and greener than it’s ever been, thanks to our flood of winter rains.

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Trump's California Water Order Rushes Science and Cuts Out Public, Emails Show

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Sat, 03/09/2019 - 3:43pm

The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley, a move that critics say threatens the integrity of the science and cuts the public out of the process.

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Here’s why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León are teaming up on climate change

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Sat, 03/09/2019 - 3:39pm

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is joining forces with an influential Democrat to tackle one of California’s biggest problems: pollution from cars and trucks.