California

New CWC Drinking Water Tool to Prepare for the Next Drought

Here’s a fact: California WILL experience longer, more severe droughts due to climate change. This will cause drinking water supplies for vulnerable...

State Recommends Advancing Protection of Mountain Lions in SoCal, Central Coast

P-56, a male mountain lion in the critically endangeredSanta Monica population, was killed in January undera state-issued depredation permit. Photo: National...

New USC Poll Reveals Likely CA Voters’ Sentiments on Homelessness Ahead of March 3...

Los Angeles, Calif. Feb. 13, 2020  – Homelessness and housing are top of mind for likely California voters leading into the March...

California Senate Unveils Action Plan to Combat Wildfires and Climate Change

SACRAMENTO February 12, 2020 - Today, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) announced a series of hearings to develop...

Lawmakers Open Groundwater Fight Against Bottled Water Companies

OLYMPIA, Wash. Feb. 12, 2020 — Washington state, land of sprawling rainforests and glacier-fed rivers, might soon become the first in the...

San Francisco Continues its Advance Toward Public Power—Launching Our City, Our Power Campaign

San Francisco, CA, Feb. 11, 2020 - After Governor Newsom recently demanded sweeping reforms to PG&E and said the utility, in its...

AG Becerra Issues Statement on Court Approval of Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 11, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement on the court decision approving the merger...

Sen. McGuire introduces legislation to provide Fire Safe Home Tax Credit for middle class...

Sacramento, CA, Feb. 10, 2020 – The size and scope of wildfires across California have increased in intensity and destruction over the...

AG Becerra Announces Independent Review of the LAPD’s CalGang Records and Policies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2020 – Pursuant to the authority granted under Assembly Bill 90 of 2017 (AB 90), California Attorney General...

California Receives an “A” in Giffords Law Center Annual Gun Law Scorecard

Washington DC February 10, 2020 - In the latest edition of the Annual Gun Law Scorecard, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun...

The Sierra National Forest is working to contain the Round Wildfire on the Bass...

Clovis CA, February 8, 2020 – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials continue to work on containing a wildfire that started from pile...

California Department of Public Health and a Network of Labs Prepare to Begin Novel...

SACRAMENTO February 6, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health announced today that 16 laboratories, including the state’s Viral and Rickettsial...

Burdensome regulations stymie backyard cottage production, UC Berkeley study finds

Building new backyard cottages — called accessory dwelling units — is a critical part of fixing California’s housing crisis, says Karen...

Central Valley Members of Congress Encouraged by State’s Framework for Voluntary Agreements for Bay-Delta...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 6, 2020 - Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03), Josh Harder (D-CA10), Jim Costa (D-CA16), and TJ Cox (D-CA21)...

Oregon wolf OR-54 found dead in Shasta County

February 6, 2020 - OR-54, a female dispersing wolf approximately 3-4 years old, was found dead in Shasta County on February 5, 2020.  OR-54...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases Latest Report of Registration; 500,000 California Teens have...

SACRAMENTO, CA February 6, 2020 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the latest statewide Report of Registration ahead of the March...

Humboldt County’s Prescribed Burn Association teaches the value of fire

February 6, 2020 - On a crisp and clear morning late last year, around 20 volunteer firefighters, landowners and community members gathered...

CPUC Issues Proposal Requiring Utilities to Conduct Multi-Cultural Outreach for Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, February 5, 2020 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in ongoing actions to help utilities mitigate the risks of...

California Governor Newsom Launches Process for Pardoning People Prosecuted for Being Gay

SACRAMENTO February 5, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that his office would be launching a new clemency initiative to pardon...

Where’s My Ballot? New Tool Launched to Help Voters Track the Status of their...

SACRAMENTO, CA February 4, 2020 - The California Secretary of State’s office has launched the new “Where’s My Ballot?” tool. Voters can...