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Many At-risk Airbag Inflators Remain on Cars in California

October 31, 2016 - California State departments that oversee vehicle and driver safety are warning that owners of tens of thousands of vehicles, particularly...

Lawmakers Introduce California Environmental Defense Bill Package

SACRAMENTO, February 22, 2017 — California senators today introduced a trio of bills aimed at protecting the state’s greatest assets – its people and...

Largest national disaster drill aims to prompt Californians to prepare

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 20, 2016 - More than 10 million Californians will drop, cover and hold on today in the nation's largest disaster drill,...

Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation Into CA Democratic Party In Response to Report...

SANTA MONICA, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 - The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the California Democratic Party and alleged violations...

Farmworker Overtime Bill Heads to Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. August 29, 2016) – Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to establish equitable overtime standards for farmworkers in line with other Californians...

AG Becerra Joins Amicus Brief to Protect Voters From Having Their Names Unlawfully Removed...

SACRAMENTO September 25, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined New York and 11 other states in filing an amicus brief in the United...

CDFW Releases Final Wolf Management Plan for California

Dec. 7, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released the Conservation Plan for Gray Wolves in California (Part 1 and...

Kevin de León: It’s profoundly irresponsible to suggest that up to three million undocumented...

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2016 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald...

Satellites See Silicon Valley’s Quick Drought Recovery

October 4, 2017 - NASA/university study finds aggressive conservation helped region’s aquifer rebound quickly from one of the worst droughts in California history Underground water...

Op-Ed: Tyson Slocum: Consumers Should Not Pay for SoCal Gas’ Mismanagement

Note: On Tuesday, SoCal Gas reached a $4 million settlement with California state prosecutors over a 2015 leak that spewed thousands of tons of...

California statewide wildfire insurance claims nearly $12 billion

LOS ANGELES, Calif. Jan. 31, 2018 — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced that insurers have received nearly 45,000 insurance claims totaling more than...

Rain or Shine, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologists Work Through Some Tough...

January 19, 2017 - The rains came, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service got to work. Whether it was to release more than a...

Quagga Mussel Infestation Triggers Boating Restrictions at Pyramid and Castaic Lakes, Including Fishing...

SACRAMENTO December 15, 2016 - Boats leaving Pyramid Lake and Castaic Lake are subject to restrictions to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels,...

PG&E flying low in Tehama, Shasta, and Lassen counties to check for drought-stricken trees

In response to the drought, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is patrolling by helicopter to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines. Flights...

California Auctioneer Charged in Rhinoceros Horn Smuggling Conspiracy

Feb. 22, 2017 - Jacob Chait, 34, the head of acquisitions and auctioneer of a Beverley Hills, California gallery and auction house (“Auction House...

Wet Year Spurs Proponents of Sites Dam But Project Must Prove Beneficial To Public...

April 21, 2017 - Those pushing to build Sites Reservoir hope funding designated for new water storage in Proposition 1 will help seal the...

Governor Brown Signs Landmark Transportation Funding Package

SACRAMENTO April 28, 2017 - Moving to fill potholes, smooth thousands of miles of pavement, repair bridges and strengthen public transportation, Governor Edmund G....

Judge Denies Irrigators Special Treatment, Millions in Drought Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 3, 2017 - Judge Marian Blank Horn of the U.S. Court of Claims has ruled against agribusiness interests within the federal...

CA Oil Refiners Pump Up Profits Through Lowest Wholesale Gasoline Price in USA And...

SANTA MONICA, CA, Aug. 4, 2016 - Consumer Watchdog pointed today to big new California oil profit reports, gasoline pricing data and a candid...

Treasurer Unveils New Program to Help Make Higher Education Accessible for More California Families

SACRAMENTO December 7, 2017 - California State Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare 529, one of the nation’s top performing college savings plans, today announced...