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Salton Sea: A Brief History and Looking Ahead

The current effort by the California Resources Agency is the latest attempt to develop a permanent solution to continued degradation of the environmental values of the Sea.

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Honoring California's Valiant Veterans

Veterans exemplify the best values of our country and have earned our respect and thanks. California is home to nearly two million veterans, more than any other state in the country.

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Supporting California Agriculture

Agriculture is a critical part of our California economy. This $43 billion industry employs over 400,000 people and generates approximately $100 billion in related economic activity.

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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and SCMF Urban Conservation Corps, Youth Program, Announce Over $1 Million “Investing in the Coachella Valley” Grant and Expanded Services

(COACHELLA, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and the Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps (UCC) are proud to announce the $1,050,000 award of a Board of State and Community Corrections Title II Grant to expand services and employment training for young adults in the Coachella Valley.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs off on new commission to study Salton Sea lithium extraction

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday added his signature to a new law that orders the formation of a commission to study the feasibility of lithium extraction around the Salton Sea. Local politicians hope the commission will lead to the creation of a green economy around the state's largest lake, which is a geothermal hotspot.

It was one of several bills focused on California's environment that Newsom dealt with this week.

Governor Newsom Signs Farmworker Relief Bills Authored by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas and Eduardo Garcia

(Sacramento, CA) – Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2043 and AB 2165, farmworker relief legislation authored by Assembly Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella). These measures establishing the nation’s first legislative package of COVID-19 protections for agricultural workers passed the legislature with bipartisan support.