California Coastal Commission (Finally) Bans ORVs 

On March 18th, the California Coastal Commission appeared to settle a long-simmering dispute over Thrillcraft use of the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area near Pismo Beach, California. For forty years, the Coastal Commission has been arguing with the California State Parks and Recreation that thrillcraft jeopardized the area’s natural values, including the destruction of nests More

Source: California Coastal Commission (Finally) Bans ORVs – CounterPunch.org

Food Insecurity in California: ‘This is Not What a Food Bank Was Designed to Do’ 

On a recent Thursday morning, a drive-through food bank popped up on the campus of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California. Participants picked up bags of rice, canned chicken and fresh broccoli, all while following social distancing guidelines. In just two hours, enough grocery boxes to feed approximately 4,000 people slid from the gloved hands of staff and volunteers into backseats or car trunks. People drove home with produce from local farms, fresh meat, and nonperishables from across the state.

Source: Food Insecurity in California: ‘This is Not What a Food Bank Was Designed to Do’ | Portside