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New Report Reveals Illegal Admissions Polices at Charter Schools

LOS ANGELES August 1, 2016 - Over 20 percent of all charter schools in California have enrollment policies in place that violate state and federal...

Field Poll | Big Disparities Persist in Californians’ Access to Broadband Internet at Home,...

August 1, 2016 - According to a new statewide Field Poll, 84% of California households now have access to highspeed Internet at home. This...

Sand Fire Local Assistance Center Set to Open

July 30, 2016 - A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is scheduled to open at the William S. Hart Park Hart Hall on Friday, August 5,...

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

July 29, 2016 - Reports this week from the front lines of the Sand Fire in Southern California painted the scene as apocalyptic. The...

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of San Diego Police Officer

SACRAMENTO July 29, 2016 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Diego Police Department Officer...

As of July 1st CA schoolchildren required to have vaccinations prior to enrolling in...

Aug. 1, 2016 - August marks National Immunization Awareness Month, a national effort to promote vaccinations to protect children and adults from serious, and...

Central Valley Water Board Settles With East San Joaquin Valley Grower Over Failure to...

July 29, 2016 - The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has approved a settlement agreement with a Madera County landowner for failure to...

Fire Restrictions Go into Effect on Lassen National Forest on August 1, 2016

Susanville, Calif., July 29, 2016 – Forest officials have announced that fire restrictions will go into effect on the Lassen National Forest beginning Monday,...

AG Kamala Harris, 16 states, and D.C. Call for More Student Loan Debt Relief...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along Attorneys General from 16 states and the District of Columbia today submitted...

Report: Work-Load Requirements Keep Students From Getting Food Assistance

August 2, 2016 - College students face significant barriers when it comes to accessing federal food assistance programs because of outdated state and federal...

Statewide Poll Shows Strong Support For Proposition 61, the CA Drug Price Relief Act

SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 1, 2016 – Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices today released the results of a statewide survey that demonstrates...

Statewide Water Conservation Declines to 21.5 Percent in June; Water supplier “Stress Tests” still...

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 2, 2016 — With water conservation falling to 21.5 percent savings in June 2016—down from 27.5 percent a year ago—the State Water...

Doug Obegi: State Water Resources Control Board neglects to adequately track water usage, violators...

July 27, 2016 - “In the Criminal Justice System, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime;...

Consumer Watchdog Files Suit To Require State Farm to Reduce Rates By Up To...

SANTA MONICA, CA, Aug. 2, 2016 - Consumer Watchdog filed a petition challenging State Farm’s proposed rates for its dwelling insurance, charging that California’s...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Clayton Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. August 15, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds...

Additional $10,000 Added to Reward in Case of Shooting Deaths of California Sea Otters

OAKLAND, Calif. Sept. 2, 2016 - The Center for Biological Diversity today added $10,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and...

Health Officials Urge Californians to Remove Standing Water

SACRAMENTO September 28, 2016 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today called on the...

Many At-risk Airbag Inflators Remain on Cars in California

October 31, 2016 - California State departments that oversee vehicle and driver safety are warning that owners of tens of thousands of vehicles, particularly...

Rep. Huffman Slams McCarthy’s Last-Minute Effort to Attach Dangerous Provisions To Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 5, 2016 - Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) today slammed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) last-minute attempt to attach a nearly...

California’s Sales Tax Rate to Decrease in January 2017

Sacramento, Calif. December 30, 2016 - On January 1, 2017, the statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease one quarter of one percent...