California

New CA Bill Aims to Help Prepare Farmers for Extreme Weather, Changing Climate

SACRAMENTO, CA February 7, 2019 - Between last summer’s heat waves and unprecedented wildfires, farmers and ranchers are increasingly experiencing more extreme and unpredictable...

Southern California Edison Files 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan with CPUC

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2019 — Southern California Edison today filed its proposed 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan with the California Public Utilities Commission. The plan...

Final Recovery Plan Released for Endangered Southern California Frog

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2019 — In response to legal action by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has...

Report Highlights Cement Pollution in California

SACRAMENTO, CA, Feb. 5, 2019 - California’s cement factories are the largest consumers of coal and petroleum coke in the state, and are more...

Feinstein, Harris Introduce Bill to Establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2019 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today introduced the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act, a...

Expert commission led by UC president and Dignity Health CEO releases plan to eliminate...

SACRAMENTO February 4, 2019 - The California Future Health Workforce Commission — co-chaired by University of California President Janet Napolitano and Dignity Health CEO...

One Year Out: Vote-by-Mail Ballots for 2020 Primary to be Mailed February 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO February 3, 2019 - One year from today, county elections officials will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots to California voters for the March 3, 2020 Primary.  "While...

CPUC Acts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Buildings

SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2019 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in its ongoing commitment to helping the state achieve its clean energy...

Service Seeks Additional Public Input on Proposed Listing of Pacific Fisher

February 1, 2019 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting further public comment on its proposed rule to list the Pacific fisher...

January Storms Boost California’s Snowpack to 100 Percent of Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 31, 2019 - Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the second Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual...

AG Becerra: U.S. Dept. of Education Rule Would Weaken Protections Under Title IX for...

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31, 2019 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the Attorneys General from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, led a multistate coalition of...

CHP prepares to ‘Tackle’ DUI on Super Bowl Sunday

SACRAMENTO, CA January 31, 2019 - On Sunday, February 3, football fans will join with friends and family to watch Super Bowl LIII.  The...

Covered California Plan Selections Remain Steady at 1.5 Million, but a Significant Drop in...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 31, 2019 - Covered California announced that more than 1.5 million consumers selected a health plan for 2019 coverage during the...

Court Finds Systemic Constitutional Violations by CA Department of Corrections

EUREKA, Calif. Jan. 30, 2019 - Late Friday, a federal judge found that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is systemically violating...

California State Parks Makes Available Application Guide for $254.9 Million Statewide Park Grant Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 30, 2019 - California State Parks today released the final Application Guide (Guide) for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program...

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...

CA DOJ Releases Report on Use of Force Policies and Procedures within the Sacramento...

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 29, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on use...

Regulators Consider Bird-Smart Wind Energy Development Off The California Coast

January 29, 2019 - The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is leading an effort to consider birds in their planning of wind energy...

Watchdog Calls for PUC Ouster After Giving $6 Billion Credit Line To PG&E Pre-Bankruptcy,...

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan. 29, 2019 - Consumer Watchdog called for the ouster of the California Public Utilities Commission over its decision late Monday...

Governor Newsom Statement on PG&E Bankruptcy Filing

SACRAMENTO January 29, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) filed for reorganization in...