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How Imperial Valley’s effort to create a ‘college-going culture’ garnered national recognition – EdSource

In California’s Imperial County, bachelor’s degree attainment is rare. Fewer than 16% of adults in the county, located in the southeast part of the state along the Mexican border, have a four-year degree. It’s the lowest rate of any county in Southern California and one of the lowest levels in the entire state. But the county’s lone community college, Imperial Valley College, is trying to change that. When he arrived at the college as a top administrator in 2016, Lennor Johnson, now the president of Imperial Valley, set out to create what he calls a “college-going culture.” 

Build begins on Wyoming-to-California power line amid growing wind power concern – AP News

On Tuesday, state and federal officials beneath fluttering flags formally broke ground on the TransWest Express, a transmission line that will move electricity from the $5 billion, 3,000-megawatt, 600-turbine Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind farm to southern California, a place legally mandated to switch to clean energy. The wind farm will be the country’s biggest yet.


Why California's illicit cannabis market still thrives – CalMatters

Every rung of the cannabis supply chain in California is regressing as the illicit market continues to outpace the legal one. Excessive taxes and local control are to blame, argues a cannabis industry member.