PNS Daily News - May 29, 2017 

We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: Germany’s leader notes a disconnect with the United States; remembering the fallen and those left behind on a Memorial Day; and a look at passenger’s rights as summer air travel season kicks into gear.

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Public News Service - CA: Arts & Culture

PHOTO: The May issue of AARP Bulletin uses the Livability Index to identify the most livable places in the country for people age 50 plus. Eighteen California cities received high marks in the study, with San Francisco's South of Market named as one of the 10 Most Livable Neighborhoods in the country. Photo courtesy: AARP.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new online tool is giving Californians a chance to take a closer look at their neighborhoods. Christina Clem, adviser State Operations with AARP California, says people can use the Livability Index to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future n

PHOTO: A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 36 million visitors to national parks in California spent more than $1.5 billion and supported 20,287 jobs in the state in 2012.<br />Credit: National Park Service.

YOSEMITE, Calif. - California's National Parks are pumping $1.5 billion annually into the state's economy. A new report from the National Park Service shows more than 36 million people visited California's national parks in 2012. According to Craig Dalby, chief of public information for the Park S

PHOTO: One of the victims of the federal shutdown has been California's film and television industry. The Angeles National Forest is especially popular for filming auto commercials because of the winding roads and scenic backgrounds. Photo credit: Afagen flickr
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LOS ANGELES – Lights, Camera, Cut! One of the victims of the federal shutdown has been California's film and television industry. The closing of national parks and forests either canceled or delayed many on-location film shoots. Paul Audley, president of FilmLA, which coordinates permits

PHOTO: Participants in the 2013 Tamejavi Culture and Art Series show the unique diversity of Central California. Photo credit: Eduardo Stanley.

MADERA, Calif. – The Central Valley is known for its diverse population, with strong connections to agriculture. And to celebrate that heritage, the Tamejavi Cultural and Arts Series is now underway. Music, food, art, poetry and theater are part of the project that also aims to bridge the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Whether it's Santa Monica Mountains National Park in the south, Redwoods National Park in the north or Yosemite in between, more needs to be done to attract youth and minorities to California's national Parks - as well as those across the country. That's one of the recommendatio

Cook up a batch of s’mores, tell campfire stories and sleep under the stars. Saturday is the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Great American Backyard Campout – and Californians are being encouraged to get out the sleeping bags and tents for a night outdoors. David Mizejewski,

OAKLAND, Calif. - Not everyone made the switch to digital TV...some Californians are in the dark. Tracy Rosenberg, executive director of Media Alliance, says that is the case with some of the state's most vulnerable populations - including the elderly, people with disabilities and those with limited

San Francisco - The art of climate change makes its premiere appearance on the West Coast today in a traveling public art project. Crissy Field, a large public park area in San Francisco, will be lined with some three dozen colorful seven-foot-tall fiberglass spheres. The "Cool Globes" exhibit is de

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