California

Candace Francis: Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California

Nov. 14, 2019 - There is a story we tell ourselves about being American. Much of it is a lie. Two dates that students...

Growing need for FAIR Plan leads Insurance Commissioner,to order increased coverage options

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 14, 2019— As wildfire risk drives more non-renewals of homeowner insurance across the state, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is taking action...

50 Organizations Send Letter to Gov. Newsom Calling for PG&E Public Takeover

Sacramento November 14, 2019 - Some 50 organizations, joined by Former PUC President Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Gov. Newsom today demanding a public...

Another Death in California and Investigation into E-Cigarette and Vaping-Associated Illnesses Continues As Potential...

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2019 - As yet another California death related to vaping is reported in Marin County, the California Department of Public Health...

Governor, First Partner & the California Museum announce the California Hall of Fame 13th...

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom joined the California Museum in announcing the 13th class of...

Deadline Extended for Filing Fire Claims in PG&E Chapter 11 Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. November 13, 2019 - Today, PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (together “PG&E”) are sharing that the Bankruptcy Court-approved...

CPUC to Examine Recent Utility PSPS Events and Consider Enforcement Actions

SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2019 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today opened an investigation to examine recent Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS)...

Climate change-fueled US wildfires take toll on those who fight them

Geyserville, Calif. Nov. 12, 2019 - Firefighter Joe Stewart steered his pickup truck through the redwood trees, pointing out charred remains of homes, barns...

Los Padres National Forest officials raise fire restrictions due to Extreme Fire Danger

GOLETA, Calif. November 12, 2019 - Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Extreme...

AG Becerra Issues Statement on Fight for Dreamers Before U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 12, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy...

UC, DACA recipients get their day in Supreme Court

November 12, 2019 - Today is the culmination of a two-year journey for the University of California, its undocumented students and the nation, as...

CA’s Education System for K–12 Inadequately Identifies and Supports Homeless Youth

Nov. 8, 2019 - In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) determined that about half a million people in the...

California’s working landscape generates $333 billion in sales, 1.5 million jobs

November 8, 2019 - California's working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state's economy, according to...

Harris Statement on PG&E’s Failure to Ensure Equal Access to Wildfire Recovery Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 7, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday released a statement as Californians seeking assistance from PG&E in...

New Report of California Voter Registration: Highest Percentage of Eligible Voters Registered in 67...

SACRAMENTO, CA November 6, 2019 - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the latest statewide report of voter registration, showing that 80.65 percent...

New study shows fossil fuel investments drove $19 billion in losses for CA and...

Nov. 5, 2019 - As the climate crisis worsens, and with Donald Trump formally withdraws the US from the Paris Climate Accord, a new study...

Early warning: Physicists from Giessen, Potsdam and Tel Aviv forecast “El Niño” for 2020

Nov. 4, 2019 - Joint Press Release by the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) The serious...

AG Becerra Sues Department of Energy for Rollback of Energy Efficiency Standards for Lightbulbs

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James today, leading a coalition of 16 attorneys...

Oceana Calls for Enforcement of Court Order on Protections for Whales, Sea Turtles From...

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 4, 2019 — Oceana filed a motion in federal court today in response to delays of more than a year...

Getty Fire Forces Closures of Will Rogers State Historic Park and Topanga State Park

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 29, 2019 - California State Parks has closed Will Rogers State Historic Park and Topanga State Park due to the...