Tuesday, December 18 2018

California

Senators Feinstein, Harris Call for $9 Billion in California Wildfire Relief

Washington November 29, 2018 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today called on Senate leaders to support Governor’s Brown’s request to...

AG Becerra Takes Action to Block the Trump Administration from Withholding Public Safety Grant

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29, 2018 – California Attorney General Becerra filed an expedited motion seeking to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to withhold the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)...

CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla: It is bizarre that Paul Ryan cannot grasp...

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29, 2018 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following response after Speaker Paul Ryan's comments calling California elections "bizarre". It...

CHP Goes ‘Online’ to Help Alert the Public When a Person Goes Missing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 29, 2018 - When a person goes missing, every second counts.  As the statewide coordinator for the AMBER, Silver, and Blue...

California’s Health Coverage Gains to Erode without Further State Action

BERKELEY, Nov. 28, 2018 - A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA projects how changes to federal law that remove the...

UC Davis Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating...

California State Parks Reopens Several Parks Closed by the Hill and Woolsey Fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 28, 2018 - California State Parks has reopened several parks in Southern California that were closed due to the devastating Hill and...

Little Hoover Commission Issues a Roadmap for Developing Robust California Policies on Artificial Intelligence

November 28, 2018 - The Little Hoover Commission issued Artificial Intelligence: A Roadmap for California. A competitive race is underway to develop and use...

California Department of Justice Conditionally Approves Affiliation of Dignity Health and Catholic Healthcare Initiatives...

SACRAMENTO November 21, 2018 - The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) today approved the Ministry Alignment Agreement between Dignity Health and Colorado-based Catholic Healthcare Initiatives...

NASA Mobilizes to Aid California Fires Response

November 21, 2018 - For the past two weeks NASA scientists and satellite data analysts have been working every day producing maps and damage...

Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed in Northern California

November 21, 2018 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a memo delaying the northern California commercial Dungeness...

Two Fires Grow in Remote Area of Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November 21, 2018 - Started by lightning on October 4th and burning in the John Krebs Wilderness,...

AG Becerra Leads Bipartisan Coalition in Defending States’ Rights to Regulate the Rising Cost...

SACRAMENTO November 21, 2018 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a bipartisan coalition of 32 Attorneys General, filed an amicus brief in the United...

Earthjustice President Says Catastrophic Wildfires Show Need for Massive Investment in Clean Energy and...

November 20, 2018 - Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement in response to the climate change issues raised by the California wildfires: “As California...

ACLU of Northern California Statement on Referendum to Repeal Bail Reform Legislation

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, a bail-bond-industry-funded campaign turned in signatures in an effort to qualify a referendum for the November 2020 ballot asking voters...

CHP Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period: A day to give thanks, every day to drive...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 19, 2018 - Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest...

Wildfire smoke impacts health and economy hundreds of miles from fire zone

Nov. 19, 2018 - Health effects and costs in the form of respiratory and cardiovascular illness can be linked to fires as far as...

Hill Fire in Ventura County was human-caused – public’s help requested

November 16, 2018 - The Hill Fire in Ventura County is now 100 % contained. Investigators from the Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura County...

CPUC Issues President Statement on Wildfires and Provides Information on Wildfire Actions

SAN FRANCISCO, November 15, 2018 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued the following statement from its President, Michael Picker, regarding the...

California Recommends Few Restrictions On Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

Sacramento, CA, Nov 15, 2018 — Today, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation recommended weak, temporary restrictions on the controversial, neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. The...