California

Monterey Becomes California’s First Major Oil-Producing County to Ban Fracking

Salinas, CA November 9, 2016 - Voters in Monterey County, California's fourth-largest oil-producing county, on Tuesday passed Measure Z to ban fracking and other...

Voters Uphold California Plastic Bag Ban Despite Moneyed Opposition By Big Plastic

Oakland, Calif. November 9, 2016 - Voters have upheld California’s state ban on plastic bags in the face of moneyed opposition by out-of-state bag...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians—Know Your Voting Rights

SACRAMENTO November 7, 2016 - Before heading to the polls tomorrow, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is urging voters to know their rights....

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on the Passing of Janet Reno

LOS ANGELES November 7, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the passing of Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney...

Studies: Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status Not Associated With Increased Use By Young People

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 3, 2016 - Changes in marijuana's legal status under state law is not associated with increased cannabis use or access...

Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of two gray wolves in western Lassen County. After a wolf-like canid was...

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...

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...

Health insurance marketplace enrollment opened

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 2, 2016- While most Americans get health insurance through their employer or a family member's workplace, 20 million people now buy...

Pharma Running Scared, Injects $17M More to Oppose Prop. 61 ($126M total)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 2, 2016 “Pharma campaign against CA ballot measure tops $126M,” screams the headline in an article in Politico’s ‘Prescription Pulse’ (10/31/16)...

New Statewide Plan Aims to Dramatically Reduce New HIV Infections

SACRAMENTO November 2, 2016 - California has released a new surveillance, prevention and care plan designed to dramatically reduce new HIV infections in the...

Secretary of State Launches Free ‘Vote California’ Smartphone App

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 1, 2016 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of the Vote California smartphone application (app) now available...

Hoover poll shows Trump facing historic defeat in California; pot legalization leading, death penalty...

November 1, 2016 - With the presidential election only a week away, a new Hoover Institution survey shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead...

ACLU Challenges California Ban on Ballot Selfies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 1, 2016 - The ACLU of California filed suit Monday against Secretary of State Alex Padilla challenging two statutes that prohibit voters...

AG Kamala D. Harris Urges Consumers to Protect their Devices from Potential “Botnet Attacks”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 31, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is advising Californians to protect their electronic devices from potential hacks and...

Low-Income Drivers Sue California DMV for Illegally Suspending Licenses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct. 31, 2016 - A coalition of legal aid and civil rights organizations sued the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for...

New Online Tool Maps Link Between Vulnerable Communities and Voter Turnout

Oct. 31, 2016 - This Sunday the California Civic Engagement Project, or CCEP, at the University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Office of the...

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...

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

October 28, 2016 - Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon...

Cawelo Study Fails to Test for Dozens of Oilfield Chemicals in Wastewater Used to...

Sacramento, Calif. October 28, 2016 - A study presented today to the Central Valley Water Board's Food Safety Expert Panel by the Cawelo Irrigation...