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Fighting Climate Change Through Farming

DispatchCaliforniaAlisa Opar
In Central California, small ranches and farms are growing their connections—to the land, to the past, and to each other.

San Jose Ups Its Biking Game

DispatchSan Jose (California)Corey Binns
In this sprawling Bay Area city, more than half the carbon footprint comes from cars and trucks. So the city is focusing on growing its network of safe bike paths—and fast.

L.A. Takes a Fresh Look at Recycled Water

DispatchLos AngelesLauren Evans
Facing dwindling freshwater supplies, the city is ready to stop dumping millions of gallons into the Pacific—and to follow Orange County’s lead.

A Decade on the California Delta

DispatchCaliforniaDarcy Eveleigh
Photographer Max Whittaker shows us the many faces of the delta, including its strange and fascinating history and the challenges complicating its future.

In California, a Rallying Cry Against Offshore Oil

DispatchCaliforniaCorey Binns
As Californians protest the Trump administration’s intent to expand drilling off the Pacific coast, some city and state officials consider new legislation to block it.