Tuesday, December 18 2018

California

Lawsuit Settled to Protect Pacific Humpback Whale Habitat

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2018 - The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Foundation reached a settlement with the Trump...

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...

Rep. Schiff and Sen. Feinstein Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 20, 2017 – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced the introduction of the Rim of the Valley...

Aetna Admission a Window Into Widespread Abuse of Patients in Insurance Claims Denials –...

Feb. 12, 2018 - Revelations Sunday by CNN that Aetna’s former Southern California medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patient...

California Named State with the Worst Air Quality (Again)

June 19, 2017 - The quality of the air in California may be improving, but it's still dire. That's according to the American Lung Association's...

CA Insurance Dept. connects stakeholders to discuss cannabis, regulations, insurance issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 22, 2017 - Today Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones convened 63 insurance-related stakeholders to make sure they have time to comment on...

NASA Earth Observatory: River in the Sky Keeps Flowing Over the West (Satellite Photo)

February 22, 2017 - Yet another series of atmospheric rivers has drenched California and the American West in a stunning turnaround from five years...

Governor Signs Leyva Bill Ensuring Continued Health Care Coverage for Californians

SACRAMENTO September 17, 2018 - Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will help Covered California continue to...

EFF to CA Supreme Court: Website Owners Have First Amendment Right to Defend Content...

April 18, 2017 - A bad review on Yelp is an anathema to a business. No one wants to get trashed online. But the...

AG Becerra: Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas Added to List of Restricted State...

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South...

U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California...

Rohrabacher Introduces Bill to Resolve Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 — Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would resolve the...

Klamath Dam Surrender Application Filed with Federal Agency

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 23, 2016 - Today, PacifiCorp and the newly formed non-profit Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), filed motions with the Federal Energy...

AG Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Executive Order Regarding Refugees

SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 28, 2017 - Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement, in response to President Donald Trump's executive order regarding refugees: "Justice...

Voters Pass Largest Investment in Natural Resources Among Underserved Communities in CA History with...

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2018 -- Today, Californians voted in support of Proposition 68, a general bond that invests $4 billion over time to...

Federal Court Blocks Implementation of Trump Administration Birth Control Rule in California

WASHINGTON December 21, 2017 - A federal court in California issued a preliminary injunction today blocking rules issued by the Department of Health and...

Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

March 29, 2017 - Using a newly-developed computer model called “CoSMoS-COAST” (Coastal Storm Modeling System – Coastal One-line Assimilated Simulation Tool) scientists predict that...

Secretary of State Padilla Statement on “Ballot Selfie” Ruling

SACRAMENTO November 2, 2016 - Today, a federal court judge denied a request to allow “ballot selfies” for California’s November 8, 2016 General Election. “As...

Interactive data explorer offers in-depth look at California’s low-wage workforce

Aug. 16, 2018 - A new interactive data explorer from the Labor Center at UC Berkeley offers an in-depth look at the people who...

Nation’s First State-Funded Firearm Violence Research Center to Be Established at UC Davis

Aug. 29, 2016 - University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center...