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Tesla plans to raise prices and backpedals on closing most stores

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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:04pm

Elon Musk is backtracking from a jarring change in Tesla Inc.’s retail strategy, keeping many of the automaker’s stores open and raising the prices of its electric cars as a result.

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Plant smugglers take ‘massive’ toll on California's Dudleya farinosa succulent species

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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:46pm

On his belly in the bushes in a camouflage ghillie suit, California game warden Patrick Freeling came across a bulging backpack resting on a blufftop and knew he was onto something big.

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California wants to reform PG&E, but just how is uncertain

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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:35pm

The easiest step, said UC Berkeley energy economist Severin Borenstein, is “probably the thing that most people would be unhappy about”: reorganizing the company with a new management team and board and “just letting them continue on.” Several PG&E executives, including the previous CEO, recently departed the company, and at least half of the board will soon be gone as well.

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Sick marine mammals turning up on California beaches in droves

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Sun, 03/10/2019 - 11:02pm

The deep blue waters and crashing waves along the coast of California provide a picturesque backdrop to the state’s shores, but the sight has been marred of late.

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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.