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 (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
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Proponents of California’s gay marriage ban on Monday said a judge who struck down the law was biased because he is in a same-sex relationship himself, and that his ruling should be thrown out.
Former U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker last year ruled that California’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, was unconstitutional. The case is being appealed and is expected to be pursued to the U.S. Supreme Court, potentially setting national precedent.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama may face a tough audience when he brings his tax-hike-for- billionaires message to Facebook on Wednesday — Silicon Valley is full of the sort of people the president wants to pay more tax.
National debt is a major concern, particularly after the rating agency Standard & Poor’s threatened to downgrade the U.S. credit rating, and Obama has set a goal of cutting the deficit by $4 trillion within 12 years or less.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown could still make changes to the state’s ambitious plan for a greenhouse gases market, the state’s climate change regulator said, even as she battles a lawsuit that could delay the program’s start next year.
The lawsuit, as well as complex technical issues and the distraction of a political fight over the state budget, are all obstacles for the most populous state to get its greenhouse gases market off the ground.
LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry
Brown could still make changes to the state’s ambitious plan
for a greenhouse gases market, the state’s climate change
regulator said, even as she battles a lawsuit that could delay
the program’s start next year.
The lawsuit, as well as complex technical issues and the
distraction of a political fight over the state budget, are all
obstacles for the most populous state to get its greenhouse
gases market off the ground.
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – A regional carbon market between California and some Canadian provinces will start off next year smaller than expected due to a delay by industrial powerhouse Ontario and a possible slowdown in a second province, British Columbia.
The Western Climate Initiative of states and provinces are seen as the best hope for North America by environmentalists and green businesses who believe that putting a price on emitting greenhouse gases will clean the environment and spur new industry.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An environmental justice group which has won a court ruling on Thursday said California’s entire landmark climate change law may be put on hold after talks with regulators broke down.
The suit threatens the most aggressive climate change policy in the nation, California’s 2006 omnibus law which covers vehicle pollution, generation of clean energy such as solar and wind, and even building policy as well as a carbon market, which is the core of the court case. Fans and foes of attempts to stop global warming around the globe are watching California’s efforts.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – From snowy mountains to flooded highways, it’s clear California’s three-year drought is over. What’s not certain is whether the state will use the breathing room to fix a broken water system.
A batch of late winter storms that dumped snow on ski resorts and turned creeks into rivers unofficially ended the drought for many Californians.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 (Reuters) – California did not
adequately consider alternatives to its plan to create a
cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions, a judge ruled on
Monday, throwing a wrench into the most aggressive U.S. effort
to combat climate change.
The state’s regulator on climate change matters, the Air
Resources Board (ARB), will need to consider other
possibilities to meet state environmental law, San Francisco
Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith wrote in an opinion.