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Women’s Legacy Fund gives grants to empower girls in SLO County

The Women’s Legacy Fund awarded $55,000 in grants to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County and the Boys & Girls Club of North SLO County. Keynote speaker Carissa Phelps, who was kidnapped into prostitution at the age of 12, shared her story and said she is proof that early childhood intervention and love is important to development.

Politics & Government

Houston’s ‘taco trucks on every corner’ register voters

The movement was prompted by a statement made earlier this month by Marco Gutierrez, founder of the group Latinos for Trump, in an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”

California

California farmers say ‘no apologies,’ as well drilling hits record levels

Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers drilled about 2,500 wells last year, the highest number on record. That was five times the annual average for the previous 30 years. Farmers say they have no choice, given cuts in surface water deliveries.