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CHP: Seat Belt Safety Never Takes A Holiday – Buckle Up!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 23, 2017 - Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer and a time when many families and travelers will...

Modoc National Forest teams with CalFire, Modoc County for fire safety

Alturas, Calif. October 18, 2016 - Each year, local, state and federal fire protection agencies visit local schools during National Fire Prevention Week to...

State Water Project Deliveries Increased

SACRAMENTO April 14, 2017 - With record rainfall in the Northern Sierra and the snowpack still building, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today...

Research on Fresno shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none...

BERKELEY, Jan. 12, 2017 - For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts...

Deported Military Veterans Seeking U.S. Citizenship Will Get Access to State Legal Aid

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  August 29, 2017 – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher applauded the California Department of Social Services for declaring that the state will provide...

PG&E Found Guilty of Obstruction, Multiple Violations of Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2016—A federal jury found Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) guilty today of multiple willful violations of the Natural Gas...

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for Special Districts

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 19, 2017 — What is special about today’s update to State Controller Betty T. Yee’s Government Compensation in California website? The website...

Agreement signed to protect wildlife, reduce wildfire risk

VALLEJO, California, August 16, 2017 - In a ceremony today, the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Region, the California Department of Forestry and Fire...

PCL Endorses Prop 64 as a “Major Victory for California’s Environment”

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24, 2016 —Today, the Planning and Conservation League (PCL) – a leading environmental organization in California for 51 years-- announced its endorsement...

Californians Deliver 350,000 Signatures Calling on State, Gov. Brown to Stop Irrigation of Crops...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Aug. 9 2016— Pushing a wheelbarrow filled with 350,000 petition signatures, concerned Californians gathered outside the capitol today to urge Gov. Jerry...

Reds Meadow Valley Road Closed due to Mudslides

October 17, 2016 - The Reds Meadow Valley Road is closed due to two mudslides, one substantial, which occurred late yesterday afternoon. The area...

California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump

SAN ARDO, Calif. Jan. 13, 2017— Just months after Monterey County voters approved a ban on underground injection of oil waste, California regulators have...

Investigation of major Anthem cyber breach reveals foreign nation behind breach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 6, 2017 - The California Department of Insurance released today the examination findings and settlement agreement concerning the cyber security breach...

CAL FIRE Warns of Dangers as Holiday Weekend Approaches

Sacramento June 28, 2017 - With the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, CAL FIRE is reminding everyone to do their part to prevent...

Republican & Democratic Conventions Trigger Another Significant Spike in California Online Registration Activity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. August 15, 2016 - Do political conventions motivate people to register to vote? In a word: Yes.  During both the Republican and...

CDPH Confirms First Flu Death of a Person Under 65

SACRAMENTO December 1, 2016 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that CDPH...

New Guide Documents that Over Half of Girls in California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities Are...

San Francisco, CA, February 13, 2017 - Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Impact Justice announce the release of a trailblazing...

California Academy of Sciences assembles genome of threatened northern spotted owl

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  September 5, 2017 - A charismatic owl iconic to Pacific Coast forests is no longer ruling the roost, and scientists now...

Governor Signs Landmark Farmworker Overtime Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. September 12, 2016 – Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to establish equitable overtime standards for farmworkers in line with other...

State Farm issues $13.3 million in refunds to overcharged Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 11, 2017- Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that State Farm has issued refunds totaling $13,335,701 for overcharged premiums to 241,356...