California First State To Ban Plastic Bags

SACRAMENTO—The state of California made history last week by becoming the first state in the nation to ban plastic grocery bags. On September 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure, which will become law on July 1, 2015. In a statement on the governor’s website, he describes the law as a “step in the right direction.” The legislation, which was authored...

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Napa Valley

Some Californians made the best of a bad situation. Photo courtesy of Twitter.
CALIFORNIA—The U. S. Geological Survey deemed Sunday's 6.0 earthquake as the biggest earthquake to hit Napa Valley California since the Loma Prieta quake nearly 25 years ago. According to a USGS press release, the earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area around 3:20 a.m. and “appears to have ruptured on or just west of mapped traces of the West...
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