California

California Man Sentenced In Deadly Wichita Swatting Case

WICHITA, KAN. March 29, 2019 – A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for making a hoax call to...

Seismic safety upgrades may cost CA hospitals billions

March 28, 2019 - California hospitals would need to make substantial investments—between $34 billion and $143 billion statewide—to meet 2030 state seismic safety standards,...

California ‘browning’ more in the south during droughts

March 28, 2019 - Like a climate chameleon, California turned brown during the 2012–16 drought, as vegetation dried or died off. But the change wasn’t...

Governor Newsom Statement on PG&E Board

SACRAMENTO March 28, 2019 – Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter today to executives at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) after learning...

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2018-2019 Enrollment Data for California Schools

SACRAMENTO March 28, 2019 - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today the release of 2018–2019 enrollment data for California’s K–12 public...

AB 733 to End the Use of Live Fish to Test Water Quality Clears...

SACRAMENTO, March 26, 2019  –Today, AB 733, authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, passed the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials by a...

Jared Blumenfeld Confirmed as California Secretary of Environmental Protection

SACRAMENTO March 27, 2019 - The California Senate has confirmed Jared Blumenfeld as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Blumenfeld was confirmed...

Pacific Sardine Population Considered “Overfished” According to New Government Draft Assessment

Monterey, CA, March 26, 2019—A new draft stock assessment released by the National Marine Fisheries Service projects the population of Pacific sardine to be...

Signs of 1906 Earthquake Revealed in Mapping of Offshore Northern San Andreas Fault

March 26, 2019 - A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906...

LA County Bans Use of Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller on County Property Over Health Concerns

WASHINGTON,  March 25, 2019  – The same day that a second jury in seven months found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup,...

California avocados recalled in six states over listeria fears

Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 2019 - Henry Avocado Corporation is recalling avocados potentially contaminated with the deadly listeria bacteria. Listeria is especially serious when...

CA Gets a C+ for Efforts to Address Lead in School Drinking Water

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2019 - Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, CALPIRG gave California a C+ grade for addressing the...

Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency on Wildfires to Protect State’s Most Vulnerable Communities

SACRAMENTO March 22, 2019 - Building on lessons learned from past catastrophic wildfires, Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California ahead...

AG Becerra Files for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Trump-Pence Administration’s Title X Gag Rule

SACRAMENTO March 22, 2019 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to block the Trump-Pence Administration’s Title...

University of California responds to Trump executive order on free speech

March 21, 2019 - University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today on the White House’s executive order tying free speech...

ACLU Sues St. Joseph Health for Discrimination Against Transgender Patient

EUREKA, March 21, 2019 — The ACLU Foundation of Northern California, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the law firm Rukin Hyland & Riggin...

Sites Reservoir project draws criticism from fishermen, tribes, and conservation groups

March 21, 2019 - A coalition of 27 fishermen, Native Americans and environmental organizations sent a letter expressing concerns about the impacts to salmon and water...

Feinstein on Santa Clarita CEMEX Decision

Washington March 21, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the U.S. Interior Department’s Interior Board of Land Appeals...

Air quality regulators call for improved monitoring at California refineries, surrounding communities

SACRAMENTO March 20, 2019 - California air quality regulators today released a report recommending actions to improve emergency and routine air monitoring at California’s major...

AG Becerra Files Brief in Support of Lawsuit by Oakland and SF Communities to...

SACRAMENTO, March 20, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a multistate coalition, today filed an amicus brief supporting the city of Oakland and...