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ADL San Francisco Office Evacuated After Bomb Threat

New York, NY, February 27, 2017 - The Anti-Defamation League’s San Francisco Regional Office was evacuated late this afternoon after a bomb threat was...

Op-Ed: Tim Stroshane, Restore the Delta: Oppose Assembly Bill 313

February 27, 2017 - Claiming that California’s “water management at the state level is broken,” Assembly member Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) plugged introduction of...

Governor Brown Takes Action to Bolster Dam Safety and Repair Transportation and Water Infrastructure

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 24, 2017 – With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California’s roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....

Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 24, 2017 - As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In...

Why Floodplains Could Be California’s Buffer Against Climate Extremes

Feb. 24, 2017 - Groundwater recharge, flood protection and wildlife habitat all depend on floodplains. Now there’s a new movement underway in California to...

Lawmakers Introduce California Environmental Defense Bill Package

SACRAMENTO, February 22, 2017 — California senators today introduced a trio of bills aimed at protecting the state’s greatest assets – its people and...

PPIC: High Rates of Child Poverty Found Even in State’s Most Prosperous Regions

SAN FRANCISCO, February 22, 2017—Nearly every region in California includes areas with very high rates of poverty among young children, according to a report...

CHP Officer Dies Following Traffic Collision in South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. February 22, 2017 - This evening at approximately 5:45 p.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle Officer Lucas F. Chellew, ID 19402, was...

California Auctioneer Charged in Rhinoceros Horn Smuggling Conspiracy

Feb. 22, 2017 - Jacob Chait, 34, the head of acquisitions and auctioneer of a Beverley Hills, California gallery and auction house (“Auction House...

NASA Earth Observatory: River in the Sky Keeps Flowing Over the West (Satellite Photo)

February 22, 2017 - Yet another series of atmospheric rivers has drenched California and the American West in a stunning turnaround from five years...

In Atmospheric River Storms, Wind Is a Risk, Too

February 21, 2017 - Atmospheric river storms are hailed as drought-busters when they bring needed rain and snow, but they have a well-known dark...

Don Pedro Controlled Spillway Gates To Open As Early As Monday Afternoon

Stanislaus County February 20, 2017 - Due to volatile changes in forecasts for upcoming storms, Turlock Irrigation District is making preparations to open the...

The economic costs of alcohol abuse far exceed those related to illegal drug use

Feb. 17, 2017 - The average news consumer might be surprised to learn that the economic costs of alcohol abuse far exceed those related...

Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Feb. 15, 2017— The Trump administration this week granted requests from Gov. Jerry Brown’s regulators to exempt three aquifers near the Fruitvale,...

State Water Board Launches Human Right to Water Web Portal

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 14, 2017 – Today the State Water Resources Control Board announced the launch of its Human Right to Water Portal, a new...

Dan Bacher: Delta Legislators and Advocates Respond to ‘Alarming’ Oroville Dam Fiasco

Feb. 13, 2017 - A day after state officials ordered the evacuation of over 188,000 people from Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties,  members of the...

AG Xavier Becerra Issues Consumer Alert Concerning Price Gouging in Wake of Oroville Dam...

SACRAMENTO February 13, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert concerning price gouging in the wake of the Oroville...

California Reports Thousands Of Workers Exposed To Elevated Lead Levels

Feb. 13, 2017 - More than 6,000 California workers in munitions, manufacturing and other industries have elevated levels of lead in their blood that...

FEMA Activates To Support California with Potential Oroville Auxiliary Spillway Failure

OAKLAND, Calif. February 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)...

Senators Call for Disaster Declaration After California Storms

Washington February 13, 2017 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today called on President Trump to approve a major disaster declaration for...