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New Report Predicts Climate Change Will Significantly Impact California's Central Valley

A new report released today by the Department of the Interior's Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor finds that projected changes in temperature and precipitation, combined with a growing population, will have significant impacts on water supplies, water quality, fish and wildlife habitats, ecosystems, hydropower, recreation and flood control in California's Central Valley this century.

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Updated: Mudslide on Mt. Shasta

At approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon, Shasta-Trinity National Forest Wilderness Rangers reported signs of a possible debris flow on the southeastern side of Mt. Shasta. Resources flew above the incident and confirmed that a debris flow was occurring in Mud Creek Canyon.

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Boxer Urges All CA Universities to Follow the Lead of UC System by Creating a Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate on Every Campus

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen F. Soares and California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Executive Director Robert W. Johnson urging them to follow the lead of the University of California system which announced yesterday that it will create an independent confidential advocate on every campus by January 2015.

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Restore Hetch Hetchy Supporters 'Outbid San Francisco' For The Rights To Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park

Restore Hetch Hetchy put out a call to action in a special fundraising appeal to ‘outbid San Francisco' for the rights to the Hetch Hetchy Valley last month and nearly 200 people responded bidding $63,684 – more than twice what San Francisco pays annually in rent to the National Park Service. The funds will support Restore Hetch Hetchy's ongoing mission to return the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River.

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Study Finds Water Metering Essential to Effective Water Management During Drought, Particularly at Local Level

The new "Need to Know" factsheet Metering in California finds water meters an essential element of effective water management, particularly during the drought.

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Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in El Dorado and Siskiyou Counties

overnor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for El Dorado and Siskiyou counties due to the effects of the King and Boles fires, which have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and other structures and damaged critical infrastructure.

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Satellite photo: Dry Conditions and Lightning Strikes Make for a Long California Fire Season

The fire season in California has been anything but cooperative this year. Hot conditions combined with a state-wide drought and dry lightning makes for unpleasant conditions and leads to an abundance of forest fires.

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State Operations Center Activates in Full Support of the Statewide Fires

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) activated the State Operations Center (SOC) in support of the Inland Region Emergency Operations Center (REOC) and locals counties due to 11 fires currently burning throughout California.

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New Census Data Show That More Than 1 in 7 Californians -- One-Third of Them Children -- Lived in Poverty in 2013

Census Bureau data released today show that the share of all Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line in 2013 remained significantly higher than in 2006, the year before the Great Recession began. More than 5.6 million Californians -- over one in seven -- had incomes below the poverty line in 2013. California's overall poverty rate of 14.9 percent in 2013 is down significantly from 16.9 percent in 2011, but is still much higher than the pre-recession level of 12.2 percent in 2006.

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Pilot Rescued After Plane Crash in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

On Tuesday, September 16, Park Rangers from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks participated in the successful rescue of a 67-year old man from San Jose whose plane crashed in a remote area of Sequoia National Park. The plane was reported missing when it failed to arrive as scheduled in Lone Pine, CA, on Monday afternoon.

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Cause of Conway Fire Determined to Be Vehicle-Related

Investigators have determined the cause of the Conway Fire to vehicle-related. The fire is 50 acres and will be fully contained today.

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Op-Ed: Lynn Tramonte: California's Prop 187 Relegated to History Books: Will Obama and Democrats Read the Whole Chapter?

It might be a symbolic gesture at this point, but in the immigration debate symbolism matters. California's notoriously anti-immigrant Proposition 187—the ballot initiative that spawned a movement and inspired untold numbers of leaders to enter organizing and politics—has been removed from California state law.

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Dan Bacher: Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

For the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and National Park Service, the 602 foot-high Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River north of Redding is a keystone of the Central Valley Project and a monument to engineering skill.

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People's Climate Train Leaves California En Route to Historic Climate March in New York City

More than 100 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People's Climate Train this morning for a four-day cross-country trip en route to the large demonstration in the history of the climate movement. The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will include workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passes through lands threatened by the climate crisis.

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Friends of the Earth: Nuclear regulator again rebuffs safety inspector's concerns of quake safety at Diablo Canyon

After suppressing a safety inspector's report for more than a year, federal regulators are continuing to brush aside his warning that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant may not be safe from an earthquake stronger than the aging plant was designed to withstand.

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Statement by OneCalifornia on "6 California's" Ballot Measure Failing to Qualify for November 2016 Ballot

Former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, Chairman of OneCalifornia, the committee opposing the "Six California's" measure to split the Golden State into six new states, today issued the following statement on the initiative's failure to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.

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Report: California Elementary School Truancy Crisis Persists, New Research Shows Racial, Income Disparities

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the second annual report on elementary school truancy in the state which reveals that the truancy crisis in California continues. The report provides new research on how students of color and students from low-income families are missing a disproportionate amount of school each year.

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Digital Do-Gooders Kick Off New Kindness Community

Social networks like Facebook are active communities, but they don't feel like a neighborhood. Could it be that our digital lives aren't reinforcing the kinds of ties we crave to bind us together?

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President Declares Disaster for California

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by an earthquake during the period of August 24 to September 7, 2014.

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CHP: With Small Passengers Come Big Responsibilities

An appropriate and correctly installed child passenger safety seat may be the one thing that makes the difference between life and death for a child involved in a traffic collision. In 2012, 45 percent of all California children under the age of eight who were killed in a collision were not properly restrained. That total reflects a significant increase from the previous year.

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Storms the major cause of the huge fires that California has been battling in its northern regions

Storms have been the major cause of the huge fires that California has been battling in its northern regions.


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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Provide Millions of Californians with Paid Sick Leave

Putting California's workers first, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which provides paid sick days to the millions of Californians -- roughly 40% of the state's workforce -- who do not currently earn this benefit.

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Groups demand halt to deportation of Sacto Father

As anger grows over President Obama's delay of common-sense deportation relief, a father of two from Sacramento may be just hours away from deportation - in violation of a California law and the basic principles of due process. California immigrant rights groups such as California Immigrant Justice Alliance, Sacramento Immigration Alliance, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and California Immigrant Policy Center are urging an immediate halt to the deportation.

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California football teams' commitment to domestic violence prevention work needed

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) considers Ray Rice's termination and suspension necessary steps to improving perpetrator accountability in football teams across the country. Rice's violent assault of his partner is a critical issue with serious health consequences. The Partnership believes that the seriousness of this incident is just as significant with or without the recently-released video recording.

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Dam the Indians Anyway: War Dance at Shasta Dam September 11th through 15th

The Winnemem (McCloud River) Wintu Tribe will hold a "War Dance" at Shasta Dam, north of Redding, Calif., beginning September 11th through September 15th. The War Dance is in response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's proposal to raise the dam, which threatens to submerge many Winnemem sacred sites and village areas. The Winnemem lost much of their homelands and their salmon when the dam was first constructed. "Any raising of the dam, even a few feet, will flood some of our last remaining sacred sites on the McCloud River – sites we still use today," says Caleen Sisk , Winnemem Chief and Spiritual Leader. "We can't be Winnemem any place else but the McCloud River. The dam raise is a form of cultural genocide."

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New Online Game Asks You to Plan CA's Water Future

As the state faces severe drought conditions, Next 10 (www.Next10.org) issues a new challenge to Californians: Can you create a plan to make sure there's enough water for us all? Today the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization launches the new California Water Challenge (www.cawaterchallenge.org), an online simulation tool that lets users create a unique plan to meet the increasing demands on the state's limited water supplies.

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World Meteorological Organization: El Niño Update

Despite warming of the Tropical Pacific Ocean up until June, the overlaying atmosphere largely failed to respond. As a result, ocean temperature anomalies along the equator have decreased over the past two months. Changes in the wind patterns in early-August brought some weak re-warming, but winds have now returned to near normal in the western Pacific, while the pattern of cloudiness has remained largely neutral. Despite the recent observations, models and expert opinion suggest that the development of a weak El Niño event in the coming several months remains quite possible, with probability of at least 60%. National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and other agencies will continue to monitor Pacific Ocean conditions for further El Niño developments, and will assess the most likely local impacts.

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Wine Month

As Napa Valley recovers from last month’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September, 2014, as California Wine Month in the State of California and encouraged tourists from around the world to come “sample our vintages and enjoy the many other attractions that our several distinct wine regions have to offer.”

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No Flow on the Eel River

The Eel River has officially stopped flowing in the lower reach, cutting off migratory fish from their passage to the Ocean as shown in the video below by Eel River Recovery Project.

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Peter Gleick Joins CA Govenors, Business, and Academic Leaders to Discuss Progress on Groundbreaking California Climate Policies

Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute and one of the world's leading experts on climate and water issues, will participate on a panel at the "Global Climate Negotiations: Lessons from California" Symposium co-hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute with the Air Resources Board and the R20 in Sacramento. The symposium – including participation from CalEPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez and Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown – will highlight California policies that have made the state a global leader in addressing the impacts of climate change, the progress of California's efforts, and lessons learned.

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