California

High-Severity Wildfires Complicate Natural Regeneration for California Conifers

Dec. 23, 2016 - A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less...

AG Becerra Alerts California Companies of Malware Attack Impacting Thousands of Computer Users

SACRAMENTO, May 9, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), uncovered more than...

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

Sacramento January 24, 2019 - After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017...

Signs of 1906 Earthquake Revealed in Mapping of Offshore Northern San Andreas Fault

March 26, 2019 - A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906...

In Preparation for Giving Tuesday, Attorney General Becerra Provides Tips To Avoid Fraudsters

SACRAMENTO November 27, 2017 - Ahead of Giving Tuesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today provided tips to Californians on how to avoid becoming the victim of charity scams. The...

Study: Human-caused climate change has doubled western US forest fire area

MOSCOW, ID,  Oct. 10, 2016  -  Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western U.S. forest fires over the...

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

June 1, 2017 - With a critical vote from the California State Senate today, the universal healthcare train is moving forward in California. On a...

San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board: Rep. Duncan Hunter, do the honorable thing. Resign.

Aug. 21, 2018 - Hunter badly lost his way, seemingly becoming corrupt to the point of caricature. His once-promising political career is now in...

Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Counties Across California Following Severe Winter Storms

January 23, 2017 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued two emergency proclamations to secure funding to help communities respond to and recover...

CAL FIRE Awards $43 million in Local Fire Prevention Grants

Sacramento April 16, 2019 - As California continues to take measures to prevent damaging wildfires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL...

David Lennett: California Orders Changes to Thermostat Collection Program

Oct. 7, 2016 - Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin which, like lead, interferes with normal childhood development. The health concern it poses is well-known...

California Receives Nearly $11 Million Federal Early Childhood Education Grant

SACRAMENTO January 17, 2019 - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a federal...

California Law Enforcement Steps Up Efforts to Reduce Buzzed Boating

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 28, 2017 - More than 30 marine law enforcement entities across California will be out in force June 30 - July...

Oil Spill Highlights Risks of Phillips 66’s Plan to Double Tanker Traffic in San...

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6, 2017— An oil spill reported this week in San Pablo Bay near a Phillips 66 refinery is raising new questions...

Restore the Delta Outlines Risks of Delta Tunnels Participation for MWD in Comment Letter

Aug. 9, 2017 - Today, Restore the Delta submitted a formal letter regarding the risks of the CA WaterFix proposal to the Metropolitan Water District of...

CHP Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 19, 2017 - As Californians get ready for holiday travel, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to begin its Christmas...

Mt. Whitney Lottery Postponed

January 30, 2019 - The Mt. Whitney Lottery, the process which awards both day and overnight hiking permits of the tallest mountain in the...

AG Becerra Joins Amicus Brief to Defend Voters from Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 6, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday joined a coalition of 18 states in filing an amicus brief in the United States...

Erwin Chemerinsky and the Case Against Trump

January 22, 2018 - Since Donald Trump took office once year ago, perhaps no American has called into question the legal and ethical behavior...

DWR Director Nemeth Contracted with State Water Agencies to Plan Delta Tunnels While Employed...

STOCKTON, Feb. 22, 2018 - Documents acquired by Restore the Delta from a recent a public records act request to Metropolitan Water District of...