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August 18, 2006

Ruane Leads Effort to Invest in Neediest Children and Families of Orange County

Orange County First 5 head Michael Ruane pursues connections between education and public health to serve California's youngest citizens and their families.

August 18, 2006

New California Network Presents Principles for Putting California's Fiscal House in Order

Fred Silva offers insight into California's budget process and offers recommendations for balancing the budget and funding infrastructure investments.

August 18, 2006

RAND Corp. Revives Transportation Research With Appointment of Prof. Martin Wachs

Martin Wachs delves into the intricacies of infrastructure financing as head of RAND Corp's revitalized transportation department.

August 18, 2006

State Water Boards Serve as ‘Water Courts' to Ensure Water Quality and Water Rights

Water Board Vice Chair Gerald Secundy explains the intricacies of the quasi-judicial body in charge of protecting California's water supply.

August 18, 2006

Sen. Lowenthal Pushes Industry to Help Fund Mitigation of Port Pollution

As Long Beach's state senator, Alan Lowenthal has led the fight to make sure that global trade is not hazardous for the region's health.

August 18, 2006

Port of L.A.'s Knatz Leads Basin's Effort to Implement Clean Air Plan

L.A.'s twin ports are cooperating to accomodate millions more containers per year and ease pollution that harms surrounding communities.

July 20, 2006

State Public Utilities Commission Considers Methods to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PUC Commissioner John Bohn elaborates on the PUC's role in regulating utilities' emissions while bolstering economic growth.

July 20, 2006

New VICA President Huffman Looks Forward to Championing Valley's Infrastructure Needs

Formerly of the L.A. Chamber of Commerce, Brendan Huffman looks forward to helping the Valley assert its interests and identity within the L.A. region.

July 20, 2006

Janice Hahn Advocates for Better Solutions to Traffic, Pollution, & Housing in LA's Harbor Areas

Community and commerce intersect in the communities surrounding L.A.'s twin ports, and City Council Member Janice Hahn is dedicated to making sure they get along.

July 20, 2006

DWP Commission Chair Mary Nichols Assesses Supreme Court Decision & L.A.'s Greening Efforts

The city of Los Angeles and the DWP are striving for sustainability on numerous fronts, according to DWP Commisioner Mary Nichols.

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