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California Supreme Court Names Michael Colantuono Chair of the State Bar

January 20, 2018 - The California Supreme Court appointed Michael G. Colantuono and Jason Lee as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the State Bar...

CAL FIRE Provides Funds to Increase Pace and Scale of Dead Tree Removal Projects...

SACRAMENTO January 19, 2018 - Six million dollars have been awarded in a one-time grant to aid high-priority counties impacted by California’s historic tree...

FREE SF coalition responds to ICE’s threats

Jan 18, 2018 - The FREE SF Coalition -- including Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, CARECEN-SF, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Community United Against Violence,...

UC statement on government’s push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

January 16, 2018 - The University of California looks forward to defending the federal district court injunction on appeal. U.S. District Court Judge William...

AG Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry...

Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide...

Search and rescue personnel scan a home in the aftermath of a mudslide, Jan. 13, 2018, in Montecito, California. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez David R. Montgomery,...

Secretary Padilla Announces Trademark and Service Mark Applications for Registration Can Now Be Filed...

SACRAMENTO January 16, 2018 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today that for the first time, Californians can file trademark and service mark applications for...

Karla Nemeth chosen as new director of embattled Department of Water Resources

January 12, 2018 - The embattled California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Wednesday the appointment of a new director, Karla Nemeth, who has worked...

ORA Supports CPUC’s Decision To Retire Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by 2025

SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2018 – The Office of Ratepayer Advocates (“ORA”), the independent consumer advocate within the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), is...

AG Becerra: BP Energy Company Pays $102 Million in Settlement for Overcharging Californians for...

SACRAMENTO January 11, 2018 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $102 million settlement with BP Energy Company and affiliates (BP) over...

Satellite imagery shows deadly debris flows in Montecito

First there was fire. Then rain. And now deadly debris flows are devastating Montecito, California. Dozens of people are missing or dead, and at least 400...

Illegal marijuana farms expose spotted owls to rat poison in northwest California

Jan. 11, 2018 - Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most...

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Adds ‘Fresh’ Category for Cannabis Cultivation Tax

Sacramento January 11, 2018 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has added a new category and rate for the cannabis...

Governor Brown Proposes 2018-19 State Budget

SACRAMENTO January 10, 2018 - Keeping the state on a path to long-term fiscal stability, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $131.7...

CDPH: Influenza Cases are Increasing in California

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 10, 2018 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) yesterday announced that flu activity in California is widespread and at levels...

Senate Democratic Caucus Designates Next President pro Tempore

SACRAMENTO January 10, 2018 - On Tuesday, the Senate Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to select Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) as the next...

Becerra Secures Nationwide Injunction in DACA Lawsuit to Protect Dreamers

SACRAMENTO January 9, 2018 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra – joined by the Attorneys General for Maine, Maryland and Minnesota, as well as the University of...

Court Rejects California’s Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 9, 2018 — A California court has halted a state program allowing pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across...

Workshops on Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, January 9, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and...

Abortion freedom of speech battle heading to the Supreme Court

Protesters outside the Supreme Court await a court decision in June 2016. Rena Schild/shutterstock.com Robert A. Sedler, Wayne State University January 9, 2018 - Whether you’re for...