California

State Water Project Allocations Increased to 35 Percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. February 20, 2019 - As a result of improved water supply conditions, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an...

Hertzberg Introduces Bill to Encourage Shelters to House People with Pets

SACRAMENTO February 20, 2019 - Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that he introduced SB 258, an effort to provide additional shelter...

State Senate Bill Aims to Close Curtain on Circus Cruelty in California

Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 2019 – A new bill introduced today in the California State Senate would make it illegal to use or...

Dr. Richard Pan Issues Letter to U.S. Surgeon General Urging a Call to Action...

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 19, 2019 – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region, sent a letter to U.S. Surgeon General...

New Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger Youth

SAN FRANCISCO, February 19, 2019 – A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive review of conditions at the Division...

Gov. Newsom, AGl Becerra,15 Partner States File Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Contrived Declaration of National...

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 18, 2019 – California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a 16-state coalition, today filed a lawsuit in the...

UCLA researchers studying how the Woolsey fire affects plant and animal recovery

February 15, 2019 - After the Woolsey fire burned more than 150 square miles in November in the Santa Monica Mountains, two of the...

CA’s Largest Labor Union Warns Border Wall Funding & Reckless Emergency Declarations Will Only...

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2019 – As Congress is set to approve a federal spending bill to avert a second government shutdown, the Trump...

FAC Sues CA Attorney General to Force Disclosure of Police Misconduct Files

February 14, 2019 - The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) filed suit today against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for failing to comply with the...

Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Drinking Water & Fire Recovery Package in Central Valley

PARLIER February 13, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed his first bills as Governor, focusing on drinking water and fire recovery. Alongside students,...

State reports show that robot cars aren’t ready for public roads

Los Angeles February 13, 2019 - New reports required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles from companies testing robot cars on the state’s...

Senate Passes Feinstein Bill Completing 25-year Effort to Protect California Desert

Washington February 12, 2019 - The Senate today passed a package of public lands bills that includes the California Desert Protection and Recreation Act,...

L.A. County Urged to Reconsider Centennial Project After Wildfire Resolution

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity and California Native Plant Society today demanded that the L.A. County Board of...

Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. February 12, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address before a joint session of the California...

CA Ranks in Middle Tier of Readiness Measures for Emergency and Public Health Preparedness

Washington, DC February 12, 2019 - California placed in the middle tier of a three-tiered measure of performance on 10 indicators of public health...

Op-Ed: Senator Dianne Feinstein: President Trump’s Tax Cuts Punish California Families

Washington, Feb. 11, 2019—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Stop the Attacks on Local Taxpayers Act, a bill she...

Governor Newsom Announces Draw Down of California National Guard on Southern Border

SACRAMENTO February 11, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed a General Order rescinding previous authorization for California National Guard...

Survey Finds 18 Million Trees Died in California in 2018

Vallejo, Calif. February 11, 2019 - The USDA Forest Service announced today that an additional 18 million trees, mostly conifers, died in California since...

Commission Accepts Listing Petition; Requires Closure of Some Recreational Fishing in Klamath Basin

Feb. 8, 2019 - At its February 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of...

Winter storm results in 120 Forest visitors and Resort staff snowbound at Montecito Lake...

PORTERVILLE, CA, February 8, 2019 - Recent winter storms across the Sierra Nevada released heavy snow across the Sequoia National Forest, resulting in over...