In the News

May 31, 2022

By Maxine Joselow

Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Today in bizarre climate news, we’re reading about how a man disguised as an old woman threw cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. But first:

Bills in blue states target the fossil fuel industry for climate damage

May 06, 2022

By Laura Anaya-Morga

State and city officials were joined by a group of about a dozen activists and spectators Friday morning to advocate for the reproductive rights of all people and denounce the United States Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

April 27, 2022

By Dolores Quintana

Despite the fact that the California Safe Sidewalk Vending Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 946) decriminalized street food vending when former Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, many street food vendors have encountered problems due to the state’s dated food retail code ,as reported by

April 22, 2022

By Mona Holmes

Yesterday, California moved forward with Senate Bill 972, a proposed law designed to ease the health permit process for street food vendors to modernize California’s outdated retail food code. In addition, it should help with public safety and potentially eliminate the fines and legal troubles that vendors experience throughout the state.

April 21, 2022

Por Araceli Martínez Ortega

Aunque muchas ciudades a lo largo del estado han legalizado las ventas de los ambulantes, los vendedores de comida en las banquetas siguen operando en la informalidad porque la gran mayoría no han podido obtener sus permisos de salud.

Esta semana fue aprobado en el Comité de Salud Pública del Senado, el proyecto de ley SB 972 de la senadora demócrata de Long Beach, Lena González que propone cambios que resuelvan la compleja red de requisitos que dificultan la capacidad de los vendedores ambulantes para acceder a los permisos y comprar un carrito accesible y liviano, de poco peso.


April 21, 2022


Noticias de última hora: Los vendedores ambulantes de Los Ángeles celebran victoria después de viajar a la capital del estado el miércoles, para mostrar su apoyo a la aprobación del proyecto de ley 972 del Senado. Su último esfuerzo fue ayer, cuando los vendedores ambulantes de Los Ángeles y la organización California Street Vendors Campaign visitaron Sacramento para compartir testimonios durante la audiencia del Comité de Salud del Senado estatal. 

April 21, 2022


Los Angeles street vendors celebrate victory after traveling to the state capital on Wednesday, to show their support for the passage of Senate Bill 972. Their latest effort came yesterday when street vendors from Los Angeles and the organization California Street Vendors Campaign visited Sacramento to share testimonies during the State Senate Health Committee hearing. 

April 20, 2022


As the state and economy make the transition to cleaner energy sources to help reach a global goal of zero net emissions by mid-century to stop global warming, a growing number of institutions worldwide are choosing to divest trillions of dollars from fossil fuel companies. This is the ethically and financially responsible choice, and more union members in California are demanding divestment and standing up for climate justice.
March 28, 2022


In January, a coalition of nonprofits and activist groups—including Community Power Collective, Public Counsel, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, and others—launched the California Street Vendor campaign to demand an update to the food code. In early February, California Senator Lena Gonzalez introduced SB 972, which aims to create more specific rules for street vendors by introducing a new “compact mobile food facility” category to the code.

March 22, 2022


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Tuesday that will make abortions cheaper for people on private insurance plans, the first of more than a dozen bills the state’s Democratic leaders plan to pass this year to prepare for a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade.

The new conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that banned states from outlawing abortion. If they do, at least 26 states are likely to either ban abortion outright or severely limit access, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization that supports abortion rights.