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ACLU of CA Statement on Trump Administration’s Threat to Cut Federal Grants from CA...

SAN FRANCISCO November 20, 2017 - On Wednesday, the Department of Justice threatened to withhold federal law enforcement grant money from 29 jurisdictions, ostensibly...

UC releasing new Climate Lab videos after first six episodes hit 12 million views

November 17, 2017 - The University of California announced today (Nov. 17) that it is releasing three more episodes of its innovative new video...

California’s unemployment rate falls to 4.9 percent in October

SACRAMENTO November 17, 2017 - California’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in October, while the state’s employers added 31,700 nonfarm payroll jobs, according...

Harris, Feinstein Request State Department Waive Passport Replacement Fees for Californians Impacted by Wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 16, 2017 - Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris and Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

November 16, 2017 - California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been...

Hate Crimes in Los Angeles County Remain Elevated

November 16, 2017 - The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) today released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los...

Tiny Mariposa Conservation Office Gets Award for Extraordinary Work in Tree Mortality Crisis and...

DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 – The Mariposa office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Mariposa Resource Conservation District (MRCD)...

California’s Adolescent Birth Rate Drops to Another Record Low

SACRAMENTO November 14, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that California’s adolescent birth rate continues to decline. In 2015,...

Increase in Reported Valley Fever Cases in California in 2017

SACRAMENTO November 14, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced an increase in the number of new Valley Fever...

EMILY’s List Endorses Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor

San Francisco, Calif. November 13, 2017 - Today, EMILY’s List formally endorsed Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor. In a statement, Stephanie Schriock, president of...

CDFA releases final Environmental Impact Report for CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2017 – The final program environmental impact report (EIR) for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program has been certified and is available...

AG Becerra Vows to Defend California’s Reproductive FACT Act in the United States Supreme...

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2017 - After the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra, which challenges...

Effective immediately, Senate Rules will no longer be handling complaints of sexual abuse or...

SACRAMENTO November 12, 2017 - Members of the California State Senate Rules Committee — Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator...

New Guidelines for Protecting California’s Monarch Butterfly Groves

PORTLAND, Ore.; November 9, 2017 - The image of monarch butterflies winging their way for hundreds or thousands of miles to find winter shelter...

Feinstein, Harris: Republican Tax Plan Cruelly Eliminates Wildfire, Natural Disaster Deduction

Washington November 8, 2017 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today issued the following joint statement in response to the House...

Tyson Slocum: FERC slashed penalty on Barclays for manipulating California’s electricity market from $435...

Nov. 8, 2017 - Note: On Tuesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) slashed its assessed penalty on disgraced Wall Street energy trader Barclays...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Californians to Dedicate Their Votes to Veterans (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8, 2017  – With less than one year to go until the November 2018 General Election, Secretary of State Alex Padilla is...

Rehabilitated Sea Otter Found Shot to Death

November 7, 2017 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) law enforcement officers are investigating the fatal shooting of a southern sea otter...

Imagining the ‘California Dream’

Is the California Dream still alive and well? Ivan Aleshin/shutterstock.com November 7, 2017 - Who gave the world the idea of the California Dream? One way to...

NRCS Fire-Recovery Programs Continue in California

DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 - USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is continuing to offer assistance to landowners affected by recent...