California

The 2020-21 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook

November 21, 2019 - Executive Summary Does the State Have Enough Resources to Pay for Next Year’s...

Power Turned Off for Safety to a Total of Approximately 50,000 Customers in 11...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. November 20, 2019 - As of 7 p.m., Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off power to...

Increased Staffing and Pre-Positioned Firefighting Resources in Preparation for Strong Winds

Sacramento November 20, 2019 - Both CAL FIRE and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services are preparing for the potential Critical...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases Statewide Voter Information Guide for Public Review

SACRAMENTO, CA November 19, 2019 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today made the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide...

Potential shutoff is expected to impact approximately 264,000 customers in 22 counties:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. November 18, 2019 - This morning, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) began 48-hour advance notifications to customers about a potential...

AG Becerra Calls for Nationwide Ban on Non-Compete Agreements, Reminds Businesses of Existing Prohibition...

SACRAMENTO November 17, 2019 -  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)...

PTA laments victims of Saugus High School shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – November 14, 2019 – California State PTA laments those who were injured, killed and traumatized by today’s shooting at Saugus High...

Candace Francis: Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California

Nov. 14, 2019 - There is a story we tell ourselves about being American. Much of it is a lie. Two dates that students...

Growing need for FAIR Plan leads Insurance Commissioner,to order increased coverage options

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 14, 2019— As wildfire risk drives more non-renewals of homeowner insurance across the state, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is taking action...

50 Organizations Send Letter to Gov. Newsom Calling for PG&E Public Takeover

Sacramento November 14, 2019 - Some 50 organizations, joined by Former PUC President Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Gov. Newsom today demanding a public...

Another Death in California and Investigation into E-Cigarette and Vaping-Associated Illnesses Continues As Potential...

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2019 - As yet another California death related to vaping is reported in Marin County, the California Department of Public Health...

Governor, First Partner & the California Museum announce the California Hall of Fame 13th...

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom joined the California Museum in announcing the 13th class of...

Deadline Extended for Filing Fire Claims in PG&E Chapter 11 Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. November 13, 2019 - Today, PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (together “PG&E”) are sharing that the Bankruptcy Court-approved...

CPUC to Examine Recent Utility PSPS Events and Consider Enforcement Actions

SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2019 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today opened an investigation to examine recent Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS)...

Climate change-fueled US wildfires take toll on those who fight them

Geyserville, Calif. Nov. 12, 2019 - Firefighter Joe Stewart steered his pickup truck through the redwood trees, pointing out charred remains of homes, barns...

Los Padres National Forest officials raise fire restrictions due to Extreme Fire Danger

GOLETA, Calif. November 12, 2019 - Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Extreme...

AG Becerra Issues Statement on Fight for Dreamers Before U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 12, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy...

UC, DACA recipients get their day in Supreme Court

November 12, 2019 - Today is the culmination of a two-year journey for the University of California, its undocumented students and the nation, as...

CA’s Education System for K–12 Inadequately Identifies and Supports Homeless Youth

Nov. 8, 2019 - In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) determined that about half a million people in the...

California’s working landscape generates $333 billion in sales, 1.5 million jobs

November 8, 2019 - California's working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state's economy, according to...