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Rep. Schiff and Sen. Feinstein Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 20, 2017 – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced the introduction of the Rim of the Valley...

USDA Offers Opportunities to Help California Producers Rebuild and Recover; Assessments Underway

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is targeting $4 million to help farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners...

California Department of Justice Issues Advisory Reminding Gun Retailers That Bump Stocks Are Illegal

SACRAMENTO October 20, 2017 - The California Department of Justice today issued an advisory reminding gun retailers that bump stocks, also known as "multiburst...

State Health Officer Urges Caution During Wildfire Cleanup

SACRAMENTO October 19, 2017 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today advised residents of recently...

Sonoma County Sheriff response to misinformation about arson arrest

October 19, 2017 - A message from Sheriff Rob Giordano in response to misinformation about a suspected arsonist: The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

CDPH Confirms First Flu Death of the Season for a Person Under 65

SACRAMENTO October 19, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that CDPH has received the first report of an influenza-associated...

Restore the Delta Responds to Confusion Surrounding SCVWD WaterFix Vote

STOCKTON, CA, Oct. 18, 2017 - Executive Director of Restore the Delta, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla released the following statement regarding Santa Clara Valley Water District’s...

How California’s North Bay Fires Became the State’s Deadliest

October 19, 2017 - A week after more than a dozen devastating wildfires erupted across Northern California, the first hopeful news began to emerge...

Environmental Groups Oppose NRG Request to Freeze the Puente Power Plant Proceedings and Dodge...

OXNARD, Oct. 18, 2017 - After a three-year battle by residents and advocates to defeat fossil fuel giant NRG Energy’s proposed power plant in...

AG Becerra Sues U.S. Interior Department To Ensure California Receives Its Fair Share from...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 17, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, together with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, filed a lawsuit today against...

Harris, Feinstein Raise Concerns About Wireless Emergency Alert System Deficiencies During California Wildfires

WASHINGTON October 17, 2017 - In the wake of the deadliest wildfires in California’s history, U.S Senators Kamala D. Harris and Dianne Feinstein (both...

California Secures Unemployment Assistance Benefits for Workers Impacted by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO October 17, 2017 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are available for workers and...

Gary Griggs and Charles Lester | Coastal protection on the edge: The challenge of...

Big Sur coastline. Ashley Spratt, USFWS, CC BY October 16, 2017 - The California coast is an edge. It’s the place where 1,100 miles of shoreline...

Gov. Brown signs SB 179, Gender Recognition Act

SACRAMENTO, CA, Oct. 16, 2017 - Last night, Governor Brown signed into law SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, which makes it easier for...

CDTFA Offers Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by Fires

SACRAMENTO, CA, Oct. 12, 2017 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is offering tax relief to those impacted by the...

Trump Executive Order will create a health insurance race to the bottom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 12, 2017 - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement in response to Trump's executive order to allow the sale...

After Attorney General Becerra Sues, Judge Prohibits Valero From Acquiring Northern California Petroleum Terminals

SACRAMENTO October 12, 2017 - Just three months after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra challenged a proposed asset sale that could lead to higher gas...

Governor Brown Signs Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 10, 2017 – Governor Brown has signed AB 1219 into law, a bill that will drastically cut the amount of edible food...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Grants for Seven California Wildfires

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California...

California Governor Signs Major Reform of Kids’ Lead Testing Program Into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 5, 2017 – Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law sweeping legislation that will mean hundreds of thousands more at-risk California...