Category: Awareness Area: Environment

Your response enabled our book updating; here’s a token of gratitude for the rest

December 3, 2019 Dear CalAware Today Subscriber, I’m counting on you to help realize our growth fund and its capacity building goals by reaching out to the next generation. Thanks to your initial show of support we’ve been to...

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Thanks to the Public Records Act we’ve learned . . .

ENVIRONMENT 300 farm parcels slated for condemnation to make way for Governor Brown’s Delta Tunnels water project SURVEILLANCE Why Stockton (and more than 60 other California cities) have ended the use of red light cameras;...

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Water Consumption’s No Longer a Private Matter

As of today, with Governor Brown’s emergency water consumption restrictions, the Legislature can no longer justify a law that keeps secret how much water is used by whom. In 1997, the Legislature quietly passed, with no...

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Online performance data of hospitals, nursing homes

PUBLIC INFORMATION Harmful, sometimes fatal hospital errors and infections in California now disclosed by NBC Bay Area investigative report online Real owners of California’s nursing homes and how the big chains perform revealed...

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What Is the TPP and Why Does Fast-Tracking It Worry So Many?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international mega-trade agreement under development among the U.S. and a number of key nations of the Americas and Asia, negotiated entirely in secret and proposed to bypass close...

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Court: County’s GIS-Formatted Data Are Public

Barely two weeks after the Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown abandoned a budgeting proposal to suspend a law requiring local government agencies to provide the public with access to their data in any computer format they keep...

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Veteran Journalist: Just Show Us the Documents

Tim Crews, editor and publisher of the twice-weekly Sacramento Valley Mirror in Glenn County and recipient this past weekend of the 2013 Freedom of Information award of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, comments...

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