Five percent of California families live in “deep poverty,” a segment of the population, say researchers, made worse by the state’s exorbitant housing costs.
California’s housing crisis will get no help from the Republican tax plan, say experts, and low-income renters in the state will feel the brunt even more in the coming years.
California water regulators have decided that Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, doesn’t have the right to do so by siphoning it off of waterways in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Construction jobs and the healthcare, leisure and hospitality industries continue to attract people to the Inland Empire in southern California, and the region is outpacing the state’s coastal communities and their economies, according to the Inland Empire Business Activity Index. The Inland Empire is a metropolitan area and region, however it also includes the Coachella Valley, as well as San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The California Natural Resources Agency says that forests can provide more than lumber, pointing to an emerging “biomass” industry that could spur rural economic growth.