Friday, October 19 2018

California

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians to Register to Vote on National Voter...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. September 25, 2018 - Today is National Voter Registration Day, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla is encouraging Californians to ensure they are...

California Officials Testify against Trump Administration’s Proposed Plan to Roll Back Cleaner Car Standards

FRESNO, Calif. September 24, 2018 - Top California policymakers testified today in strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed rule rolling back existing cleaner...

California Groups Push Back on Trump’s Proposal To Punish Immigrant Families

Sept. 24, 2018 - A powerful California coalition of health care, nutrition, anti-poverty, education, children’s and immigrant rights stakeholders denounced the Trump Administration’s latest...

California’s Adolescent Birth Rate Continues to Decline

SACRAMENTO September 24, 2018 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that California’s adolescent birth rate (ABR) continues to decline. A...

Saipan crew travels 8,000 miles to work on northern California fires

WILLOWS, Calif. — There are 541 wildland hand crews available each year to fight fires across the United States. These crews travel to incidents,...

Judges Rule – Again – That State Must Do More to Curb Agricultural Pollution

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24, 2018 - On 9/18/2018, the California Court of Appeals 3rd District upheld a 2015 Superior Court ruling affirming claims made by...

Panel details connection between Trans Mountain Pipeline, Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery expansion

Traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands, OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 21, 2018 -  Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and elected officials and local activists from...

New Law Seals Deal in Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Sept. 20, 2018 — Gov. Brown yesterday signed legislation into law implementing the final pieces of a deal to close the...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces 2018 Quick Guide to Props Tool

SACRAMENTO September 20, 2018 - The free, online “Quick Guide to Props” tool for voters has been updated for the November 6, 2018 General...

Congressman Garamendi Asserts Delta Tunnels LOI is Dishonest in Letter to EPA

September 20, 2018 - Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA 3rd District) recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler describing the...

CA becomes first state to require plant-based food options in its state healthcare facilities...

Berkeley, Calif. Sept. 19, 2018 - Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday afternoon signed into law S.B. 1138, legislation to require that state-licensed healthcare facilities...

Red Flag Warning for Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, Colusa Counties

St. Helena, Calif. September 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from...

ECOSTRESS Maps LA’s Hot Spots

September 19, 2018 - NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured new imagery of variations in surface-temperature patterns in Los...

Groups Charge EPA with Failing to Enforce Air Standards in San Joaquin Valley

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 18, 2018 - Today, community groups Committee for a Better Arvin and Committee for a Better Shafter along with Medical Advocates...

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

SACRAMENTO September 19, 2018 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Highway...

AG Becerra Co-Leads Amicus Brief Standing Up for Temporary Protected Status Holders

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 19, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia in leading a...

DTSC Director Applauds Recognition of McClellan Transformation

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 19, 2018 - Department of Toxic Substances Control Director Barbara Lee today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recognition of the...

Rising housing costs are re-segregating the Bay Area, study shows

Sept. 19, 2018 - New reports from the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley and the California Housing Partnership confirm that rising housing costs...

AG Becerra Sues to Block Trump Administration’s Repeal of Rule Preventing Damaging, Wasteful Leakage...

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 18, 2018 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Air Resources Board, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today filed...

Los Angeles votes to ban fur; largest U.S. city to do so

Sept. 18 2018 - The Los Angeles City Council has just voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur within city limits, making this...