California

Below Average Precipitation for Water Year 2018

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 1, 2018 – A new water year begins today and Californians will be eyeing the weather forecasts to see what kind of...

Hepatitis C Rates in Young Adults Increasing in California

SACRAMENTO June 27, 2017 - New data released today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) show an increase in newly reported hepatitis...

The Role of Fire and Smoke in the Sierra Nevada Workshop

May 31, 2017 - The Inyo National Forest, the Sierra Forest Legacy, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy are hosting a workshop to discuss restoring...

Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2

The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Friday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American...

State Recycling Plan In Limbo After Senate Rejects Governor, Assembly Fix

SACRAMENTO June 9, 2017 - Despite closed recycling centers and falling recycling rates, Senate members of the Budget Conference Committee last night rejected a...

Watchdog Calls for PUC Ouster After Giving $6 Billion Credit Line To PG&E Pre-Bankruptcy,...

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan. 29, 2019 - Consumer Watchdog called for the ouster of the California Public Utilities Commission over its decision late Monday...

Ocean acidification means major changes for California mussels

Jan. 8, 2018 - Accelerating ocean acidification could be transforming the fundamental structure of California mussel shells, according to a new report from a...

CDPH and Cal OES Warn of the Dangers of Excessive Heat

SACRAMENTO June 16, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) are reminding everyone...

San Francisco’s Hunters Point Radiation Problems Worsen

Washington, DC, May 25, 2018 — The U.S. Navy has found “data manipulation and/or falsification” afflicting years of radiation surveys on the buildings at...

Feinstein, Harris to USDA: Don’t Remove Wildfire Planes from Service in California

Washington August 31, 2018 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) called on the Trump administration to not remove two U.S. Forest...

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...

Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of two gray wolves in western Lassen County. After a wolf-like canid was...

Sand Fire Local Assistance Center Set to Open

July 30, 2016 - A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is scheduled to open at the William S. Hart Park Hart Hall on Friday, August 5,...

California Association of Food Banks Statement on House Consideration of 2018 Farm Bill

May 17, 2018 - California Association of Food Banks is deeply concerned that the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2) being brought to the House...

Dan Bacher: Agribusiness Petition to Slash Striper and Black Bass Numbers Withdrawn

Sept. 12, 2016 - In a big victory for fishing groups who were mobilizing for a huge turn out of anglers at the California...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Delivers Freedom of Information Act Request to U.S. EPA

SACRAMENTO April 7, 2017 - Today, Attorney General Xavier Becerra delivered a formal request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for thirty-two categories...

Kings Canyon’s Sunset Campground Closed Until Further Notice

May, 15, 2017 - Sunset Campground in the Grant Grove area of the Kings Canyon will have to remain closed until further notice.  It was scheduled...

California Legislature Sends Landmark Election Reform Bill To Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 29, 2016 – Legislation that would provide Californians more options for when, where, and how they cast a ballot won final legislative approval...

California moves to ensure vehicles meet existing state greenhouse gas emissions standards

SACRAMENTO August 7, 2018 - In response to the Trump Administration’s effort to weaken vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards, the California Air Resources Board...

AG Becerra Issues Guidance to K-12 Schools on Privacy and Equal Rights of All...

SACRAMENTO, March 30, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued new guidance to help California’s public K-12 schools and other local educational agencies develop policies to protect the rights...