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California's gardens tell an immigrant story

Well-tended lawns and the sound of leaf blowers have a lot to do with California's immigrant roots, and not just ones that stretch south into Latin America. The history of garden work in California stretches further back to the state's striving Japanese immigrant community.

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The Haze Over Trade

An increase in trade from Asia has caused an increase in air pollution in California. Some Southern Californians are calling for stricter controls but not everyone believes the restrictions are necessary.

The world's largest solar power plant

California's Mojave Desert is poised to house the world's largest solar power plant. The Blythe Solar Power Project just won clearance from the California Energy Commission. With a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, the facility would churn out power equivalent

Big Buffett Solar Buy

Warren Buffet began the new year with a bang, spending around $2.5 billion to acquire two more solar projects in California.