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Jun 14, 2011

Judge rejects bid to toss out gay marriage ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A judge’s same-sex relationship is no reason to toss out his ruling backing same-sex matrimony, another federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

The decision by Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware backed the prior ruling overturning California’s gay marriage ban.

Jun 14, 2011

U.S. judge rejects bid to toss out gay marriage ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge’s same-sex
relationship is no reason to toss out his ruling backing
same-sex matrimony, another federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

The decision by Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware backed
the prior ruling overturning California’s gay marriage ban.

Jun 14, 2011

California turns to clean-car plans

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s clean air regulators, fighting to create a market for greenhouse gases and spur wind farms and solar projects around the state, are shifting their focus to an old friend and enemy — cars.

State law requires California cut emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020.

Jun 13, 2011

New California analysis backs carbon market

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A new, court-ordered analysis of California alternatives for regulating greenhouse gases shows that a carbon cap-and-trade market is still the “correct” choice, the state’s top climate regulator said on Monday.

“The analysis that led us to conclude that a cap-and-trade program was the correct alternative choice is fundamentally sound, and I think that this document lays that out quite clearly,” Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols told the Reuters Global Energy and Climate Summit.

Jun 13, 2011

New California analysis backs carbon market

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A new, court-ordered analysis of California alternatives for regulating greenhouse gases shows that a carbon cap-and-trade market is still the “correct” choice, the state’s top climate regulator said on Monday.

“The analysis that led us to conclude that a cap-and-trade program was the correct alternative choice is fundamentally sound, and I think that this document lays that out quite clearly,” Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols told the Reuters Global Energy and Climate Summit.

May 27, 2011

Biofuel maker Solazyme shares rise in Nasdaq debut

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (Reuters) – Shares of
biofuel maker Solazyme Inc (SZYM.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) rose 15 percent in their
stock market debut on Friday after the company’s IPO raised
more than expected.

South San Francisco-based Solazyme uses algae to make oil
and plans to sell fuel oil, dietary supplements and skin care
products. It is the latest of a handful of companies that make
fossil fuel alternatives and have sought money successfully
from the U.S. capital markets.

May 19, 2011

California still leads U.S., including in inequality

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Reuters) – Perennial trend-setter
California still represents potential aspects of the future of
the United States, ranging from wealth and opportunity in
Silicon Valley to abject poverty in the agricultural Central
Valley.

The Golden State has always seen itself as the best, and it
still is for some, but a new study of federal census and state
data covering longevity, education and income shows the state
is also home to arguably the worst-off parts of the nation.

May 17, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered child outside marriage

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has acknowledged that he fathered a child more than 10 years ago with a member of his household staff.

The revelation came a week after Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-born former bodybuilder turned Hollywood actor, and his wife, Maria Shriver, a veteran broadcast journalist and daughter of the Kennedy political dynasty, jointly announced their split after 25 years of marriage and four children.

May 17, 2011

Schwarzenegger fathered child outside marriage

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has acknowledged that he fathered a child more than 10 years ago with a member of his household staff.

The revelation came a week after Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-born former bodybuilder turned Hollywood actor, and his wife, Maria Shriver, a veteran broadcast journalist and daughter of the Kennedy political dynasty, jointly announced their split after 25 years of marriage and four children.

May 11, 2011

Westly Group launches new cleantech fund

,, May 11 (Reuters) – Clean technology
venture capitalist The Westly Group has closed the first $50
million investment toward a new $175 million fund and sees the
initial public offering market firming up.

The California group, which hit it big with Tesla Motors
(TSLA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Amyris Inc (AMRS.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) stakes, plans to continue
investments in a range of technologies focused on clean energy
and energy efficiency, with special focus on green building
technology.

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