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Link About It: California Rail Breaks Ground

California Rail Breaks Ground


The California high-speed bullet train that would connect San Francisco and Los Angeles will finally break ground this week after years of delays. While the estimated $ 68 billion project is still shrouded in uncertainty, and many of the legal and financial……

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California has lost 11 trillion gallons of water in recent drought

Water storage in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins measured “11 trillion gallons below normal seasonal levels” earlier this year, according to data presented by NASA scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. The new information shows precisely how severe California’s drought is. Since 2011, those basins have decreased in volume by 4 trillion gallons of water per year — a rate that outpaces the amount used yearly by California residents.

The agency attributes two-thirds of the loss to the depletion of groundwater in California’s Central Valley. They also discovered that the groundwater levels in the entire Southwest United States “are in the lowest 2 to 10 percent since 1949.”

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This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California’s High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall effect is similar to the Native American adobe pueblos that were once scattered across the American southwest. The concrete is understated, despite its impressive form, making it a perfect match for…

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Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment: How an iPad keeps the naturally curious birds engaged at a California aquarium

Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally……

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Sounds of Two Eyes Opening: A photography book documenting the skate, surf and punk scenes of Southern California from the late ’60s to the early ’80s

Sounds of Two Eyes Opening

Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late ’60s to the early ’80s, “Sounds of Two Eyes Opening” offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer……

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Levi’s California + Alternative, Beams and Pendleton: An eclectic holiday capsule paying homage to ’60s West Coast style with a touch of Japanese influence

Levi's California + Alternative, Beams and Pendleton


Building on their impressive offering of limited garments in 2014, the newly minted Levi’s California label comes correct for a limited holiday capsule collection featuring collaborations with Japan’s beloved …

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CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection: California and South Korea unite for a minimal menswear collaboration

CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection


While Japan may garner more attention than its neighboring countries combined when it comes to fashion design, those in the know have been watching Korea in recent years. Why? Because of brands like ,…

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The California Sunday Magazine: SF’s live performance Pop-Up Magazine releases a monthly print edition and online content

The California Sunday Magazine


By the time Pop-Up Magazine brought their live-performance “literary magazine” to NYC in collaboration with ESPN, they were already four “issues” into a cultural phenomenon anchored in the Bay Area. An issue of Pop-Up happens…

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Plan to split California into six states fails to get on the 2016 ballot

The enormous state of California will not be split up into six individual states as part of an initiative that might have made it onto the November 2016 ballot. That proposal failed to get enough votes today, reports The Los Angeles Times, making an earthquake the more likely candidate for creating divisions in the most populous state in the US. The idea was pitched by venture capitalist Tim Draper late last year as a way to give certain regions of the state better political representation. In a proposal to the California Attorney General, Draper said the state had become “ungovernable” due to the uneven spread of “enormous and diverse economies.”

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Photographer Will Adler’s Tranquil Seascapes: The California lensman’s new exhibition captures summer’s golden days on the water

Photographer Will Adler's Tranquil Seascapes


As much as barreling behemoth waves and 14-foot airs may be visually captivating and a major part of professional surfing, it’s downright difficult to relate to for most. LA-based photographer Will Adler turns his lens on…

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