The California Dream Is Dead For So Many

Children born in California have a less than 50% change of making more than their parent did at 30 years of age. As Matt Levin, CalMatters notes, part of the problem stems from the continued economic inequality, where a smaller percentage of the population is making  a bigger amount of money. “What we’re seeing on

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Gas Powered Gardening Blowers – Biggest Polluters in California

Michael Benjamin, division chief at the California Air Resources Board states that gas powered gardening equipment produce more pollution than all the cars in California. The reason for this dramatic shift is the regulations on car exhaust over the past decade. KQED reports: According to state air quality officials, those machines are some of the biggest

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Fight for $15 Sends Ashely Furniture and 800 Jobs to Other States

Ashley Furniture HomeStore in California will close two plants in Colton and lay off 840 workers. The work and jobs will be shipped to facilities in Wisconsin and North Carolina. Under the quote that the move would “create more efficiency,” 840 families will be severely impacted and many will find themselves in the unemployment line.

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California Senate Leader Raises Concern on Pot Legalization After Meeting with Colorado Governor

Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, wrote that, “a chance meeting with the governor of Colorado has left California Senate leader Kevin de León  (D-Los Angeles) with concerns about an initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in this state, he said Wednesday.” “I’m not there yet,” De León told reporters when asked his position

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McDouble: ‘Cheapest & Most Nutritious Food in Human History’

There is an interesting story by Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph, which cites Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best selling book, Freakonomics, which suggests that the McDouble “packs a better nutritional punch for the penny” than is often assumed. The double cheeseburger provides 390 calories, 23 grams of protein – half a daily serving – seven

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Men, Advised to Ditch the Tight Pants if you Want To Have Children

Fertility experts are warning men that if they plan to have children, they should ditch the tight pants. Tight pants are likely to result in 2 1/2 times less fertile sperm, according to professor Allan Pacey. The University of Sheffield academic said that the quality of men’s sperm significantly decreases past the age of 40,

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CalRecycle’s Failure to Pay e-Waste Recyclers is Killing Green Jobs and Threatening Environment

By: Luis Alvarado, President of Familas Unidas de California Thanks to legislation passed in 2003, California consumers can safely get rid of their outdated and broken computers, cell phones, televisions and other electronic equipment through the state’s Electronic Waste Recycling program. Under the program, e-waste haulers collect this old technology and make sure this toxic

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Theory About Why Women Are Receptive to Same-Sex Hookups

Psychologist Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, from the London School of Economics and Political Science, recently published a study in Biological Reviews where he found the women are more sexually fluid than men, – that they are less likely to associate with a particular gender. Dr. Kanazawa believes that this “reduces conflict and tension among co-wives in

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Twitter Will Stop Counting Photos & Links in 140-Character Limit

According to Bloomberg Technology, The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public.

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The More Rice Infants Eat, the Higher Their Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

The more rice products they consume, the more infants are at risk of developing increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. The study examined the dietary data on 759 infants, and researchers found that 80 percent of them were introduced to rice

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