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In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire

Published: 
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:53pm

The full story of Mike Abatti’s enormous influence — over the desert’s Colorado River water, agriculture and energy — has never been told. Until now.

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For PG&E, cutting power could prevent fires and save lives — and costs

Published: 
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:10pm

Maggie Leavitt loves living in the mountainous backcountry of San Diego County. She could do, however, without the blackouts.

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By ordering new land-use plan, Trump could spark a fight in California deserts

Published: 
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51am

It looks like a barren no man's land, but the vast desert outside Indio, Calif., has many suitors.

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Utility customers win $775 million back from San Onofre deal criticized as lopsided against them

Published: 
Wed, 01/31/2018 (All day)

Plant owners and consumer attorneys have struck a bargain in the long-running dispute over who pays for the failure of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

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Gas Tax repeal headed for ballot as money about to flow for road repairs

Published: 
Sun, 01/21/2018 (All day)

People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called gas tax. Volunteers wielding clipboards in red t-shirts reading “Stop the Gas Tax” harvested names from drivers eager to support the cause.