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Merrill Hall at Asilomar, watercolor 16x20. #ArtAdventCalendar day 10. Love visiting and painting this special place in Pacific Grove.

#art #artwork #watercolor #painting #architecture #coastal #California #MastoArt

Watercolor painting of a building at Asilomar, Pacific Grove California. Trees and coastal plants all around.

Anarchists Sabotage Train Lines in Northern California in Solidarity with Palestine

This action was taken in response to a larger call coming out of the Bay Area to protest against the continued bombing of Gaza and the violation of the Ceasefire by Israel.

#CEASEFIRENOW #RIGHTNOW #Sabotage #California #TrainLines

This is probably useless, but if anyone is a CA lawyer, I have a SLAPP lawsuit against me.

For a page containing essentially a review and anti-transgender/hate-speech filled emails sent to me by the person I was reviewing. Written by me but published & hosted by a friend.

Apparently, its hurting their business.

So now I'm being sued for 2 million dollars.

Need help using CA anti-SLAPP to dismiss it.

You can PM and I will give you my email if you think you can help.

#law #california

Gavin Newsom Wants to Export California’s Climate Laws to the World

The Democratic governor is supercharging climate policy and eyeing a future White House run. But critics say some of his constituents could be left behind

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #California #USA #US
Gavin Newsom Wants to Export California’s Climate Laws to the World
Coral Davenport
13–16 minutes



The Democratic governor is supercharging climate policy and eyeing a future White House run. But critics say some of his constituents could be left behind.
Gavin Newsom wearing a navy suit and tie stands near a podium. In the background a crowd looks on.
Governor Gavin Newsom in January at the start of his second term. Credit...Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Gavin Newsom wearing a navy suit and tie stands near a podium. In the background a crowd looks on.

Oct. 23, 2023, 2:18 p.m. ET

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Gavin Newsom, the California governor, packed his bags and his ambition Monday and flew to Chinese provinces on a weeklong mission to negotiate climate agreements.

Last month, he was the only American invited to address the United Nations about climate change, where he excoriated the fossil fuel industry for what he called its decades of “deceit and denial.”

He has signed a raft of laws and regulations to speed the nation’s most populous state away from fossil fuels, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and a mandate to stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2045. He wants to end oil drilling in his state, a major oil producer, also by 2045.

Mr. Newsom said that technological changes in the way the United States produces and uses energy are happening so fast, that it makes sense to set ambitious targets. “The breakthroughs that are coming in the next few years will blow past the paradigm of limited thinking we have today,” he said. “We have proven again and again that through policy we can accelerate innovation.”

In China this week, Mr. Newsom plans to sign five agreements with leaders of Chinese provinces aimed in part at exporting some of California’s climate policies and technologies.

Mr. Newsom’s posture as a climate warrior would seem to help him in 2028, when Gen Z and millennial voters will dominate the electorate, said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster and political strategist.

“The 2028 president is going to have a base among young voters and they’re going to want to see that he’s been in the trenches of the issues they care about — if he makes it work,” Ms. Lake said.

Many of Mr. Newsom’s constituents see his zeal as the proper response to the wildfires, storms and drought that have devastated the state and been made worse by climate change. A February poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that three in four Californians think it is necessary to take immediate steps to counter the effects of climate change.
The two-term Democratic governor wants California to set an aggressive pace for the nation — and the world — as time is running out to deeply cut the carbon emissions that are dangerously heating the planet. Mr. Newsom’s bold moves on climate have elevated his national profile, just as he is widely believed to be preparing for a White House run in 2028.

“We move the needle for the country and, as a consequence, for the globe,” Mr. Newsom said in a telephone interview Sunday night from Hong Kong. “And that is profound.”

Critics warn that some of Mr. Newsom’s climate policies are so ambitious as to be unrealistic, making them impossible to scale on a national or global level. Worse, they say, his headlong pursuit of his goals could disrupt California’s energy supplies, hike electric rates and devastate communities that depend on gas and oil drilling.

“The Newsom administration has been pushing harder and faster on a climate policy process that was already in place,” said David Victor, co-director of the Deep Decarbonization Initiative at the University of California San Diego. “The challenge is how hard and fast can you push the system ‘til it breaks?”

But Vince Fong, a Republican state assemblyman from Kern County, where the state’s oil industry is based, said that Mr. Newsom is charging ahead with high-level plans to slash emissions and shut down drilling with little regard for how to manage the economic fallout.

Two construction workers dig with shovels near a burned telephone pole. In the background a large burned mountain range.
Southern California Edison workers examine a charred power pole inside the Tick fire zone in 2019. Credit...Kyle Grillot for The New York Times
Two construction workers dig with shovels near a burned telephone pole. In the background a large burned mountain range.

“Governor Newsom is very good at the political rhetoric of demonizing energy production,” said Mr. Fong. “But his policies are not grounded in economic reality.”

Mr. Newsom joins earlier California governors who pushed the state to the vanguard of climate policy, including Jerry Brown, a Democrat who promoted rooftop solar and later traveled to China to talk climate policy with president Xi Jinping, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who helped craft the nation’s first major law to require cuts in greenhouse gasses and developed tailpipe emissions regulations that became a national model.

#California sues five major oil companies for ‘decades-long campaign of deception’ about #climate #change
#Exxon Mobil, #Shell , #Chevron, #ConocoPhillips, #BP and the American Petroleum Institute


California Sues Oil Giants, Claiming Decades of Deception

> The civil case, filed in superior court in San Francisco, is the latest and most significant lawsuit to target oil, gas and coal companies over their role in causing climate change.

> Seven other states and dozens of municipalities have filed similar lawsuits in recent years. But the #California lawsuit immediately becomes one of the most significant legal challenges facing the #fossilfuel industry.

Aerial view of countless pumpjacks dotting a dusty landscape that extends to the horizon.
The Belridge oil field in California, a significant oil producing state.Credit...Mario Tama/Getty Images

Un #libro donado por la Universidad de #California hacia fines de los 1920 a la nueva #Biblioteca América en Santiago de #Compostela. Qué bonita la mano en que se escribió.
Una estampilla roja sobre la página de portada de una publicación que informa el origen de la donación: “Universidad de California. E. U. de América.”

Splash of Green in La Jolla by Joseph S. Giacalone. Photographed at sunrise from Hospital's Reef or Beach in La Jolla, California, USA. Beautiful cloud formations, the lazy flow of the surf, and a splash of green moss on the rocks. Thank you for your interest in my work.
Fine Art Prints can be purchased here:

#lajolla #coastaldecor #naturelovers #wallart #california #art #photography #wallart #healing #mastoart #fediart #fedigiftshop #ayearforart

beautiful coastal scene, la jolla, california

Pleased to share my article on the #history of #California's state #symbols, now out in the Southern California Quarterly: “‘No Cause for Celebration’: the White Supremacist Message of California’s Bear Flag and Seal.”
Black and white photograph of 1846 Bear Flag.

Although sparked by the acquittal of 4 white police officers who beat Rodney King, the roots of the 1992 Los Angeles riots can be traced back through decades of racial, economic, & political tensions. Therefore, to understand the magnitude & depth of anger that fueled the riots, one must consider the historical context that set the stage for this tumultuous event.

1/ #BlackMastodon #Histodons #History #BlackHistory #California

Color painting of Rodney King.

Insta 2yrs ago: Leap of faith. #beachtown #neighborhood #manhattanbeach #streetscene #dolphin #curbappeal #architecture #losangeles #california

It's going to be HOW hot today? 110°+?!? Do your best to hide from the heat on Caturday Saturday, California... stay cool, all you cats and kittens!

#California #Chico #Redding #NorCal #cat #cats #Caturday #Saturday #sun #heat #heatwave #heatdanger #staycool #weather #wx #cawx #caweather #catsofmastodon #mastodoncats

⚪ Ein "Frühstück!" ... Lieblingsfoto.
🟤 A "Breakfast!" ... Favorite photo.
📷 by Artist: #NatFarbman 🇵🇱🇺🇸 in Loc.: #California USA 🇺🇸 1954 - Title: untitled (for Live Magazine) - #Streetart #Art #Mastoart #Cats #Monochrome #Fotografie #CatsofMastodon #photography
➡️ #APhotoLove
Photography. An old black and white photo of a farmer milking cows and directing a milk jet at a cat. In the background there is a stable with 4 cows. Next to the front cow sits a farmer with a light hat, white t-shirt and rubber boots, with his back to the camera. He is looking in the direction of a light-colored cat standing on its hind paws with its mouth open to catch a stream of milk. Also a black cat and obscured, another stand behind her.
©Time and Live Pictures / Getty Images

The Redwood City Public Art Program contracted graphic artist Damon Belanger to cover the city with these fake, painted shadows meant to confuse, inspire and amuse.

#StreetArt #Art #California

A blue mailbox stands on a wide cement sidewalk. Growing from the four feet of the mailbox is what looks like the mailbox's shadow stretching across the sidewalk and morphing into the smiling, wide-eyed, toothy face of a monster.

Yet another #Catholic #Diocese files for bankruptcy citing child sexual abuse cases.

Today, it’s Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese in #SantaRosa

Fighting victims, hiding assets, and filing for bankruptcy are the #pattern in #church sexual abuse cases

#religion #child #abuse
#law #bankruptcy

Lake Tahoe in California is really beautiful beyond description. The lake is getting bluer, crystal clear and lush.

Another storm headed into Southern California. I feel like we all complained to our mom too much about it not raining enough and she’s like, “fine, you want rain?! Here’s ALL of it!”

#rain #California #weather #naturephotography
Rain clouds moving in near palm trees and other Southern California trees that I don’t know the name of.

#Nature 📹
Impresionante nube lenticular ☁️ en #California, USA.

Hace algunos días fueron captadas imágenes de una nube de platillo en Monte Shasta. Son estacionarias y se forman a grandes alturas, en zonas montañosas.

Harbor Seals at Hopkins Beach, watercolor 20x16.

My painting is inspired by walks along the #Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. A peaceful, beautiful walk. Always nice to see the harbor seals. Painted in watercolor with a love of #nature #ocean #wildlife & wonderful #MontereyBay. 💙 #art #artwork #artist #watercolor #painting #fineart #MastoArt #WildlifeWednesday #California #coast #meermittwoch #animals #beach #AYearForArt

Fine art #prints available.
Harbor seals on a beach. Seashore, waves, rocks and cypress trees in background. Monterey Bay watercolor.

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