Locals Urge Trump to Keep Sand to Snow Monument Off Chopping Block

Southern California is known for its diverse landscape, including the tallest mountain peaks in the state down to the desert, which has been teeming with life since experiencing a super bloom after an unusually wet winter. But when the area connecting the two different landscapes was left unprotected from development – particularly by the energy sector – despite having support from varied groups including environmentalists and off-road enthusiasts, it took an executive order by former President Barack Obama to do what locals say Congress failed to: create the Sand to Snow National Monument.

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Voters Hold Issa’s Feet to the Fire as Protests Swell

More than 800 people sporting hospital gowns and masks, wheelchairs and canes gathered outside the local office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, Tuesday to protest the congressman’s vote to repeal former President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law – and vowed to vote him out of office in 2018.

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