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Multiple Gray Fox Sightings in Marin County

Eager to venture beyond their dens, gray fox kits born in the spring have been making themselves known to Marin County residents. The sightings are noteworthy as gray foxes tend toward seclusion. San Rafael based WildCare has received over two dozen phone calls from concerned citizens in the last three weeks alone.

End of Drought Signals Beginning of Wildfire Season in Southern California

For firefighters, the end of the five-year drought is not necessarily good news. Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina says that the brush that did not burn last year during the fire season is still there. Consequently, there is still vegetation ready to burn.

New Study Finds California Would Save $37 Billion Under a State-Run, Single-Payer Health Plan

According to a new study from the University of Massachusetts, California could save up to $37.5 billion by eliminating private health insurance and switching to a state-run single-payer health plan.

New York's Jason Halpern talks Northern California Real Estate

Following increased profits in property sales in 2016, Northern California’s housing market is expected to register slight growth this year. Jason believes that there would be moderate increase in current home sales of approximately 0.8% to reach more than 300,000 units in 2017.

Omar Yunes On Rising Real Estate Costs and the Effects on California Charities

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The rising real estate values in California are affecting charities. Many nonprofit organizations survive on grants and donations from the public and from the government. When rents in areas such as San Francisco and Los Angeles rise drastically each year, this creates a problem of remaining in existence for charities. While some are forced to fold, others manage to take in enough extra money to cover their costs or are able to move to a more affordable space.

California Needs Housing for Growth

A recent study of California's economy predicts great success for the state. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the projection, made by the University of the Pacific's Center for Business, calls for slow but steady economic growth for California. This slowed rate can be attributed to a handful of things. Chief among these is the slowed population growth rate. In the report, it is suggested that California's rate of new residents per year will fall from 350,000 to 250,000 by 2020.