California

AUBURN, Calif. December 9, 2019 - The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a California state agency focused on supporting and improving the environmental,...

California Issues $3.6 Million Action against CVS to Help Consumers Redeem Recycling Deposits

SACRAMENTO December 9, 2019 - The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) today announced a $3.6 million enforcement action against...

Candidate Filing Deadline Extended in Congressional and Legislative Districts Where No Eligible Incumbent Has...

SACRAMENTO, CA December 6, 2019 - State law provides that the candidate filing period for congressional and state legislative races extends if...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases List of Presidential Candidates for March 3, 2020...

SACRAMENTO, CA December 6, 2019 - Pursuant to state law, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the list of candidates who...

Fishing Groups, Tribes, Enviros Speak Out Against Grasslands Bypass Project Permit

San Francisco, Calif.  December 5, 2019 -- Today, representatives of fishing organizations, tribes, and environmental advocacy groups spoke against the Central Valley...

Wildfire insurance crisis leads commissioner to call for first-ever statewide non-renewal moratorium

OAKLAND, Calif. December 5, 2019 - Today Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders--helping at...

Officials Representing Majority of Californians Served by PG&E Endorse San Jose Mayor’s Plan to...

San José, CA. December 5, 2019 - A broad coalition of elected officials led by San José Mayor Sam Liccardo has unveiled...

Feinstein: Don’t Remove Hundreds of Thousands from Food Stamps

Washington December 4, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the news the administration finalized a rule that...

Senate pro Tem: San Mateo Superior Court Decision Exempting Charter Cities from the Housing...

SACRAMENTO December 4, 2019 - California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding a San Mateo...

California Unleashes Hundreds of Millions in Emergency Aid for Cities and Counties to Fight...

LOMA LINDA December 4, 2019 - Overcoming bureaucratic roadblocks erected by the Trump administration, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California cities...

Noah Bookbinder: Following his guilty plea, Duncan Hunter must resign immediately

Washington, Dec. 3, 2019 - Following the guilty plea of Congressman Duncan Hunter, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director...

Underwater telecom cables make superb seismic network

December 3, 2019 - Fiber-optic cables that constitute a global undersea telecommunications network could one day help scientists study offshore earthquakes and...

California Reporting Project Named the Recipient of FAC's Free Speech & Open Government Award

December 2, 2019 - The First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the California Reporting Project is the recipient of the 2019...

The valley oak is poorly adapted to rising temperatures, UCLA-led study finds

Nov. 27, 2019 - With increasing regularity, Californians are witnessing firsthand the destructive power of wildfires. But not everyone sees what...

Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

November 27, 2019 - Yosemite National Park announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter...

Cal NORML Denounces Cannabis Tax Hike

November 25, 2019 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has announced two cannabis tax hikes effective January...

CHP is serving up safety for the holiday travel season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 25, 2019 - As millions of motorists head out for the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway...

To protect California ecosystem services, they must be valued

November 21, 2019 - The ecosystem services of landscapes in California are essential to the state's future, but many people take...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Launches New How to Vote for President Website ahead...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 21, 2019 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla has launched a new website — HowToVoteForPresident.sos.ca.gov — detailing California voters’ options...

Fish in California estuaries are evolving as climate change alters their habitat

November 21, 2019 - The threespine stickleback, a small fish found throughout the coastal areas of the Northern Hemisphere, is famously variable...