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California commission overhauls rooftop solar proposal – Cal Matters

The California Public Utilities Commission has released a long-awaited overhaul of its proposal to regulate rooftop solar installations, removing an unpopular new fee but reducing how much utilities would pay homeowners for supplying power to the grid. The CPUC’s scaled-back plan eliminates consumer fees. The original was abandoned after criticism that it could hurt the transition to renewable energy.


No Yosemite National Park reservations needed in summer 2023 – Sacramento Bee

This summer, the National Park Service has announced that it will suspend reservation requirements for visitors. The change was welcomed by the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, which is hoping it will bring tourism levels back to pre-pandemic levels.


'Catastrophic staffing shortage': Northern California sheriff to suspend daytime patrols – Los Angeles Times

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office plans to suspend daytime patrols starting this week, citing “a catastrophic staffing shortage” throughout the agency. Recent shortages led the Sheriff’s Office to reassign deputies from the operations division to fill vacancies within the courts and jail facility, leaving them “with insufficient staff to sustain 24-hour patrol services.”