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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...

Dan Bacher: Delta smelt remains on edge of extinction, fall survey reveals

January 13, 2017 - The Delta smelt index, a relative measure of abundance, in the latest survey was 8, the second lowest in history....

PPIC: Costs Per Degree Fall Significantly at CSU, UC

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2017—The costs of producing a college degree have declined significantly at California’s four-year public higher education systems, the University of...

California’s New Climate Rules, Explained

Aug. 26, 2016 - Following more than a year of legislative toing and froing, California’s leaders agreed this week on how ambitious the state...

ACLU of Northern California Files Claims Against Customs And Border Protection for Sexual Assault

FRESNO, Calif. March 22, 2017 - The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California today filed two claims with the federal government on behalf...

Federal Court Denies Request to Turn Off Nestlé Spigot Despite Decades of Water-Taking in...

CALIFORNIA September 21, 2016 - A Federal court today, declared Nestlé’s reliance on a long-expired permit valid, ruling in favor of the US Forest...

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...

NOAA: California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

April 13, 2017 - Between October 2011 and September 2015, California saw its driest four-year period in the instrumental record, which dates back to...

Doug Obegi: State Water Resources Control Board neglects to adequately track water usage, violators...

July 27, 2016 - “In the Criminal Justice System, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime;...

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...

CA Legislative Leaders on Hiring former U.S. AG Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Covington...

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 4, 2017 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the...

AG Becerra Files Amicus Brief in Fourth Circuit Continuing to Challenge Unconstitutional Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO, April 20, 2017 - Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns Trump Appointment of Extremist Steve Bannon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 14, 2016 - Responding to Mr. Trump's appointment of anti-immigrant extremist Steve Bannon, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the...

Who’s Behind The Props? New Voter PSA Makes Sense of California’s 17 Ballot Propositions

SANTA MONICA, CA — With Election Day rapidly approaching, a new animated short can help Californians make informed decisions when they vote on the...

Governor Brown Issues Emergency Order to Help Response to Situation at Oroville Dam

SACRAMENTO February 12, 2017 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency order tonight to bolster the state’s response to the situation at...

Governor Brown Names U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra California’s Next Attorney General

SACRAMENTO December 1, 2016 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today named U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to replace Attorney General Kamala D. Harris,...

Governor Brown Cuts Over $100 Million for Drought Response in Revised State Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA, May 12, 2017 - Governor Brown’s May revision of the California Budget released Thursday slashed over $100 million in funds designated for...

FEMA Activates To Support California with Potential Oroville Auxiliary Spillway Failure

OAKLAND, Calif. February 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)...

Congressmembers Garamendi and McNerney Introduce H.R. 1738 to Establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage...

WASHINGTON, DC April 5, 2017 - Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton, Brentwood), who represent the Sacramento-San Joaquin...

Health Officials Urge Californians to Remove Standing Water

SACRAMENTO September 28, 2016 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today called on the...