First set up by the Shah of Iran in the 1970s, the Alavi Foundation's alleged links to Iran have been under the scrutiny of federal investigators for years.
Fire in Santa Cruz County is particularly challenging because the area hasn't burned in more than 60 years.
In the city, vegetables and fruit grow in sidewalk beds, balconies, and window boxes.
Equality California said Wednesday it is targeting the 2012 election. But other groups want to do it next year. The rift could hurt their campaign.
Construction is one of the industries most affected by the stimulus. Executives say the package has saved some jobs, but it hasn't expanded payrolls.
New website rolls pictures, stories, even YouTube clips into customized slideshows.