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Court Rejects California’s Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 9, 2018 — A California court has halted a state program allowing pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across...

Workshops on Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, January 9, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and...

Abortion freedom of speech battle heading to the Supreme Court

Protesters outside the Supreme Court await a court decision in June 2016. Rena Schild/shutterstock.com Robert A. Sedler, Wayne State University January 9, 2018 - Whether you’re for...

Trump Administration’s Shift on Marijuana Could Imperil Banking Arrangements

Jan 8, 2018 - By rolling back an Obama-era memo that shielded legal marijuana users, growers and distributors from federal prosecution, U.S. Attorney General...

Ocean acidification means major changes for California mussels

Jan. 8, 2018 - Accelerating ocean acidification could be transforming the fundamental structure of California mussel shells, according to a new report from a...

Senate Leader de León Introduces Legislation to Protect California Taxpayers

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 4, 2017 – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to protect California residents from the targeted...

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones releases report addressing fire insurance availability issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 4, 2018 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today released a report on the growing problem of homeowners' fire insurance...

Trump Administration Plans to Open Santa Barbara Channel to New Offshore Oil & Gas...

Santa Barbara, CA, Jan. 4, 2018 – Today, in a move strongly opposed by the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”), the Bureau of Ocean Energy...

Senate Leader de León Announces Legislation to Protect Net Neutrality in California

SACRAMENTO January 4, 2018 - Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation yesterday that aims to protect and preserve net...

New partnership will accelerate much needed restoration work on California national forests

VALLEJO, Calif. January 3, 2018 - Did you know that 50 percent of California's water supply, which is the equivalent of 7.5 times the...

California Legislative Leaders Announce Bicameral, Bipartisan Approach on Sexual Harassment Prevention

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 3, 2018 — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) today announced the formation...

CDFA now accepting applications for annual cannabis cultivation licenses

SACRAMENTO, January 2, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's CalCannabis program has begun accepting applications for annual commercial licenses for cultivators,...

Protect Monterey County to Appeal Decision on Measure Z’s Ban on Harmful Oil Industry...

MONTEREY, Calif. Dec. 29, 2017 - Protect Monterey County and its attorneys announced that they will appeal yesterday’s Monterey County Superior Court decision that...

California Decides to Opt-In to FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 29, 2017 - Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci announced yesterday that California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has approved California to...

Public can now view individual facility air pollutants and toxics online

Sacramento, Dec. 29, 2017 -  Californians can now see air pollution and air toxics emissions data for industrial facilities in their neighborhoods on the...

San Francisco and other major cities sue the Pentagon over gun background checks

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27, 2017 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced yesterday that San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit in...

First Amendment Coalition Sues Bakersfield For Open Meetings, Records Violations

Dec. 27, 2017 - The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) filed suit against the city of Bakersfield over the city council’s repeated practice of holding...

California State Parks Invites the Public to Kick-Off the New Year with a First...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 26, 2017 - This upcoming New Year’s Day, California State Parks invites the public to absorb the wonders of nature with...

Northern California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opener Delayed Again Due to Quality Testing

December 26, 2017 - The Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced a final 15-day delay for the northern...

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 25, 2017 – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer...