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While you’re still getting situated in the new year, we wanted to take another opportunity to look back at the past 12 months in California. The year was packed with huge news — much of which will affect where the Golden State is headed next.
And I’m not just talking about tech. Deadly fires, a mass shooting and a continuing #MeToo reckoning in Hollywood all roiled the state in their own ways.
But there were other stories, too. Some were hopeful, some highlighted communities that don’t often get their due, some were just plain unexpected. My editor, Julie, and I asked a few of our correspondents in California to pick a favorite story from the past year and explain why it was important. Here’s what they said:
This story, “An Urgent Debate for California Republicans: How to Get Back in the Game,” signaled what was one of the big California stories of the year: The Republican Party here in crisis. It was already fading; Donald Trump pushed it to the edge of the map in November.
There were terrifying stories about fires and shootings, warnings about earthquakes, and laments about the plight of the most vulnerable. When it feels like the world is falling apart everyone needs a good walk in the woods. I loved this piece on the reopening of the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park after a three-year restoration project.
For a story that examined Facebook’s problem with fake accounts, I thought about what public figure dealing with Facebook impersonators would be the most illustrative example. I came up with the company’s founder and chief executive officer. But I was not prepared for what I found when I took a closer look at the Zuckerberg impostors.
Would you build housing for the homeless in your backyard? I did this piece on how officials in Los Angeles, faced with a chronic housing shortage and a massive homeless population, are trying an idea that seems so wild, it just might work.
This year I wrote about my favorite California character, the venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, whose yearslong quest to close the path through his beach town was even more peculiar than I’d imagined.
Jose A. Del Real
Nationally, Native Americans are the hardest-hit demographic in an overdose epidemic that has affected every corner of the country. But very few stories focus on those communities. Along the California-Oregon border, tribes see a profound connection between the decline of the Klamath River, their lifeblood, and a surge of heroin use that has threatened their families and survival.
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• “Memories are very short and people will soon forget how terrible Paradise was.” A Los Angeles Times investigation found that Paradise community leaders prepared for much tamer wildfires than the one that decimated the town — despite knowing of the risks of a much more severe blaze. And experts are worried other communities won’t heed the lessons. [The Los Angeles Times]
• Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said in a federal filing that numerous employees saw and reported flames near the starting points of that blaze, the Camp Fire, not long after it started. The company could face criminal charges if it’s found to be liable for the fire, which was the deadliest in California history. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• Despite a sheriff’s claim that immigrant-friendly policies protected a man suspected of killing a San Joaquin Valley police officer last week, California’s “sanctuary state” law did not appear to have directly helped him. [The Sacramento Bee]
• The U.S. Department of Agriculture operates an affordable housing program for rural areas that’s on the downslope even as the need is growing. The fallout for small California communities like Winters, about 30 miles from Sacramento, could be huge. [The Christian Science Monitor]
• Apple dialed down its revenue expectations for the first time in 16 years because of poor iPhone sales in China. Experts say it’s the clearest confirmation yet that the Chinese economy is in serious trouble. [The New York Times]
• Your podcast survival guide to the Big One: What you need to know if a catastrophic earthquake hits Los Angeles. [KPCC]
• When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a recent trip to California, she seemed downright jealous. How did the West Coast start beating the East Coast on transportation? (Hint: It has to do with money.) [The New York Times]
• A co-host and co-producer of “Ear Hustle,” a popular podcast about life inside San Quentin State Prison, was released after Gov. Jerry Brown commuted his sentence. But good news for fans: The show will go on. [The Associated Press]
• Ever listen to a Jerry Brown speech and wonder what the heck he’s talking about? Ever hear Gavin Newsom, the governor elect, talk and get lost in the Silicon Valley newspeak? CALMatters made this handy decoder to decipher Brownisms and snippets of Gavinese. (And it’s really good.) [CALMatters]
• Coachella released the lineup for this year’s festival. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande are set to headline. [Coachella]And Finally ...
Sometimes the internet provides you with a piece of content so thoroughly odd and unexpected that there’s really not much you can add. Such was the case with this map of a fake rail system in the Bay Area with Taco Bell locations as the stops, posted by Redditor Epicapabilities.
Naturally, commenters still used the opportunity to bemoan that they’re stuck with the real BART system, rather than the hypothetically more extensive Taco Bell rail network.
They also talked about what is apparently the world’s most beautiful Taco Bell, on the beach in Pacifica. I’m more of a Del Taco gal myself, but I’d check it out.
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2017黄大仙救世报123【乌】【拉】【那】【拉】【氏】【出】【来】【以】【后】【众】【人】【还】【是】【先】【起】【身】【行】【礼】【问】【安】。 “【坐】【下】【吧】！【瓜】【尔】【佳】【妹】【妹】，【你】【身】【子】【重】，【怎】【么】【这】【么】【早】【就】【过】【来】【了】？【宴】【会】【还】【要】【等】【一】【会】【儿】【才】【开】【始】【呢】！【妹】【妹】【要】【是】【不】【舒】【服】【记】【得】【叫】【一】【声】。”【乌】【拉】【那】【拉】【氏】【笑】【着】【说】【道】。 【乌】【希】【哈】【扶】【着】【肚】【子】【慢】【慢】【的】【站】【起】【身】【谢】【恩】：“【多】【谢】【福】【晋】【好】【意】，【只】【是】【妾】【身】【这】【段】【时】【日】【实】【在】【是】【太】【无】【聊】【了】。【妹】【妹】【们】【整】【天】【也】【不】【来】【和】
【听】【了】【唐】【方】【的】【话】，【除】【了】【唐】【战】【外】【的】【众】【人】，【都】【陷】【入】【了】【沉】【默】。 【之】【前】【唐】【鹰】【带】【回】【九】【星】【冥】【蝎】【的】【消】【息】【后】，【唐】【家】【上】【下】【就】【下】【了】【决】【心】，【一】【定】【要】【击】【杀】【这】【只】【九】【星】【冥】【蝎】，【帮】【唐】【战】【突】【破】【到】【金】【丹】【期】。 【但】【是】【关】【于】【如】【何】【用】【这】【只】【九】【星】【冥】【蝎】【帮】【唐】【战】【突】【破】【到】【金】【丹】【期】，【众】【人】【起】【了】【不】【少】【争】【执】。 【唐】【战】【当】【年】【为】【求】【突】【破】【金】【丹】，【曾】【经】【去】【找】【过】【一】【次】【鬼】【医】，【请】【鬼】【医】【施】【展】【他】【独】【门】
“【不】【能】【留】【下】【来】？” “【为】【何】？” 【凶】【兽】【都】【已】【经】【没】【了】，【为】【何】【不】【能】【留】【下】【来】？ “【你】【们】【没】【有】【感】【觉】【到】【吗】？”【蓝】【问】。 “【感】【受】【到】【什】【么】？” “【两】【只】【凶】【兽】【的】【出】【现】，【影】【响】【了】【这】【个】【世】【界】【的】【天】【道】，【崩】【坏】【了】【这】【里】【的】【根】【基】，【这】【里】【已】【经】【不】【适】【合】【修】【士】【呆】【了】。” 【没】【有】【天】【道】，【没】【有】【修】【炼】【的】【根】【基】，【这】【以】【后】【就】【只】【是】【一】【个】【凡】【人】【世】【界】【了】。 “【若】【是】2017黄大仙救世报123【一】【旦】【没】【有】【神】【石】【所】【化】【的】【盂】【钵】【在】【这】【里】【挡】【住】【湖】【水】，【让】【湖】【水】【给】【掉】【落】【到】【岩】【浆】【之】【内】。 【湖】【水】【掉】【下】【来】【不】【多】【也】【就】【罢】【了】，【分】【分】【钟】【便】【会】【被】【这】【些】【岩】【浆】【所】【蒸】【发】。 【但】【整】【个】【西】【湖】【之】【水】，【何】【其】【多】【也】。 【如】【果】【全】【部】【都】【掉】【落】【到】【岩】【浆】【之】【中】，【就】【会】【导】【致】【西】【湖】【水】【干】，【而】【地】【底】【岩】【浆】【因】【为】【如】【此】【多】【冷】【水】【的】【稀】【释】，【造】【成】【温】【度】【骤】【降】。 【地】【底】【的】【岩】【浆】【是】【一】【层】【又】【一】【层】【的】，【最】
“【真】【是】【抱】【歉】，【为】【了】【避】【免】【你】【惊】【慌】【下】【伤】【害】【它】，【不】【得】【不】【让】【你】【暂】【时】【失】【去】【自】【由】。” 【于】【森】【一】【脸】【正】【色】：“【你】【知】【道】【什】【么】【叫】【德】【鲁】【伊】【吗】？” “【我】【们】【驾】【驭】【强】【大】【的】【自】【然】【力】【量】【来】【维】【护】【平】【衡】【并】【保】【护】【生】【命】。【我】【们】【既】【是】【自】【然】【之】【灵】，【也】【是】【大】【自】【然】【的】【守】【护】【者】。” 【顺】【手】【放】【了】【个】‘【回】【春】【术】’，【狐】【枪】【身】【上】【被】【碎】【石】【和】【羽】【毛】【割】【伤】【的】【地】【方】【迅】【速】【地】【结】【痂】、【脱】【落】。
【时】【间】【飞】【逝】，【夜】【晚】【悄】【悄】【来】【临】，【叶】【飞】【终】【于】【到】【了】【目】【地】【的】，【这】【里】【是】【一】【处】【百】【米】【空】【地】，【四】【周】【火】【红】【色】【的】【岩】【石】【耸】【立】。 【雷】【三】【娘】【躺】【在】【空】【地】【的】【中】【间】，【她】【的】【身】【上】【伤】【痕】【累】【累】，【蓬】【头】【乱】【发】，【血】【量】【剩】【下】【一】【线】，【奄】【奄】【一】【息】，【被】【折】【磨】【得】【不】【成】【样】【子】，【触】【目】【惊】【心】。 “【庞】【然】【恶】【贼】，【速】【速】【出】【来】【受】【死】！”【叶】【飞】【怒】【气】【冲】【天】，【一】【闪】【到】【了】【雷】【三】【娘】【身】【边】，【从】【背】【包】【取】【出】【一】【件】【衣】
【不】【过】，【台】【下】【如】【何】【的】【混】【乱】【都】【影】【响】【不】【到】【台】【上】【的】【简】【西】。 【上】【台】【的】【时】【候】，【简】【西】【就】【跟】【代】【宇】【星】【交】【换】【了】【位】【置】，【所】【以】【代】【宇】【星】【去】【了】【辅】【助】【位】。 【选】【英】【雄】【的】【时】【候】，【杨】【泽】【他】【们】【禁】【英】【雄】【的】【时】【候】【并】【没】【有】【针】【对】【简】【西】，【所】【以】【简】【西】【很】【容】【易】【就】【拿】【到】【了】【想】【玩】【的】【英】【雄】，【亚】【索】。 【这】【英】【雄】【选】【出】【来】，【台】【下】【更】【加】【沸】【腾】【了】，【替】【补】【不】【仅】【不】【是】【辅】【助】，【还】【去】【打】【中】【单】【了】，【打】【中】【单】【就】