Photo by Demetrios Lyras

It’s 6:13 a.m., 53° and headed to 65°. Partly cloudy, but sunny by 3 p.m. or so. Details are here.

Well, now the governor has gone and eliminated the state’s redevelopment agencies. What’s next? The move will free up $1.7 billion that would have gone to the state’s 398 redevelopment agencies — once it’s finished being tied up in lawsuits filed by the agencies and their allies.

The White House pushes for higher fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, but California would like it to be even higher.

And finally, in your “I have a tripod in my backyard” news: The International Space Station passed over La Lengua last night. As it does every night, but last night Burrito Justice was there to take a photo.

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Heather Smith covers a beat that spans health, food, and the environment, as well as shootings, stabbings, various small fires, and shouting matches at public meetings. She is a 2007 Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism and a contributor to the book Infinite City.

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