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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

The City of Berkeley scored very high on the Livability Index due to its parks, transportation, <br />and access to education. (Introvert/Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two California communities scored very high on the new 2018 AARP Livability Index. San Francisco lost points for high housing costs, but still scored number one in the nation as a "livable" large city, for its cultural events, walkable neighborhoods, and transportation t

Artists created designs on the spot during the charrette to reimagine parts of San Jose. (Ellen Dunham-Jones & AARP)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Many California communities are confronting the housing crisis by encouraging higher-density housing near public transportation in ways that also make the area more livable. AARP, the City of San Jose and the Valley Transportation Authority just wrapped up a week-long even

The Fontana Walks program won a grant last year to challenge residents to collectively walk 1 million miles over the course of a year. (Fontana Walks)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Local nonprofits and government agencies always are looking for ways to make their communities more livable. And now a grant program from AARP can help make some of those projects a reality. The AARP Community Challenge 2018 will fund projects that improve transportation

Conservation groups protested before the Metropolitan Water District vote in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Restore the Delta)

LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has thrown its support behind the twin tunnels project, known as the "Water Fix," voting late Tuesday to spend almost $11 billion to build two tunnels underneath the delta to bring Sacramento River water to the Central Valley and S

Environmental advocates want the Trump administration to block a permit to expand a Bay Area oil refinery. (Jason Pfeifle)

SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco on Monday, to denounce the possible expansion of an oil refinery in the North Bay town of Rodeo – a decision they say was taken behind closed doors. Documents from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District show that Phi

Installing rain gardens is one method for catching and conserving storm water before it can become polluted runoff. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

LOS ANGELES – Community health groups and policymakers are meeting in Los Angeles today to drum up support for a program to fight pollution and drought by capturing more rainwater and urban runoff - what they call "liquid gold." The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is looking at adding a tax

Conservation groups are fighting a proposal to build a natural-gas unit at the Puente power plant in Oxnard. (Earthjustice)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that's the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts gathering in Sacramento today. The panel is part of the "Right to Zero" campaign by the environmental legal nonprofit Earthjustice. Staff attorney Paul Cor

Oil-train projects have run into local opposition in Benicia, in the Bay Area, and in Central and Southern California. (Vladyslav Danilin)

NIPOMO, Calif. – A project to send hundreds of oil trains rumbling up and down the Central California Coast appears to be dead. The oil company announced Monday it is giving up the fight to secure county approval. Oil giant Phillips 66 has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against San Luis Obisp

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