Posts Tagged ‘ California ’

Bay-area newspapers endorse Klobuchar | TheHill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks at her New Hampshire primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire.

GRETCHEN ERTL / REUTERS

Source: Bay-area newspapers endorse Klobuchar | TheHill

Wildfires and blackouts? Californians need solar panels and microgrids. – Vox

Distributed energy is the path to resilience.

Source: Wildfires and blackouts? Californians need solar panels and microgrids. – Vox

California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World | Smart News | Smithsonian

Experts hope the bridge will enable mountain lions to find potential mates and increase the local population’s genetic diversity (National Parks Service)

The overpass will provide safe passage for mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes and other wild animals crossing the 101 Freeway

Source: California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World | Smart News | Smithsonian

Spotlighting Lesbian Artists as Central Players in California’s Queer History

The Lesbian Tide, May 1972 (image courtesy ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries)

Lesbian contributions to gay life and liberation have long been overshadowed, including in the art world.

Source: Spotlighting Lesbian Artists as Central Players in California’s Queer History

Thursday Poem | 3 Quarks Daily

A Supermarket in California

…. What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.
…. In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
…. What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!—and you, García Lorca, what were you doing down  by the watermelons?

…. I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys.
…. I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?
…. I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans following you, and followed in my imagination by the store detective.
…. We strode down the open corridors together in our solitary fancy tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen delicacy, and never passing the cashier.

…. Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in a hour. Which way does your beard point tonight?
…. (I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd.)
….Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we’ll both be lonely.
…. Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love past blue automobiles in driveways, home to our silent cottage?
…. Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher, what America did you have when Charon quit poling his ferry and you got out on a smoking bank and stood watching the boat disappear on the black waters of Lethe?

by Alan Ginsberg
—Berkeley, 1955

Source: Thursday Poem | 3 Quarks Daily

A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests – YouTube

 

Source: WATCH: REDD Alert For False Climate Solution in California |

California has ample weapons to fight Trump on drilling | AP

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“You walk on the beach and see oil in the sand and the water and washing up, and there’s dead birds and dead fish,” said Kristen Hislop, with the Environmental Defense Center, a Santa Barbara environmental group formed in response to the 1969 oil spill. “You very much remember why we fight so hard to protect our coastline.”  California To Fight Trump on Drilling | AP

WALTON FORD with Jason Rosenfeld

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Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017, Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, 60 1/4 × 83 3/4 inches 153 × 212.7 cm (unframed) © Walton Ford. Photography by Christopher Burke. Courtesy Gagosian.

Walton Ford – The Brooklyn Rail

morgana king – the lady is a tramp

California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts – NYTimes.com

Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference with California mayors on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he issued an executive order aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Credit

Max Whittaker/European Pressphoto Agency

California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts – NYTimes.com.