California

PCFFA Leads Suit Against State Water Board to Protect Salmon in the Water Quality...

San Francisco, Calif.  Jan. 28, 2019  - On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, a coalition of environmental, fishing, and Native American groups led by the...

Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2019 — A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Resume Full Operations on Tuesday

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS,California January 28, 2019 – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will...

Lassen Volcanic National Park Resumes Full Operations

MINERAL, CA January 27, 2019 - With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Lassen Volcanic National Park will resume regular operations on...

Tulare County third-grader grows prize-winning giant cabbage

January 25, 2019 - Chase Tienken, a third-grader at Rockford School in Porterville, poses with his prize-winning 20-pound specimen in the Bonnie Plants National 3rd...

State Water Project Allocations Increased to 15 Percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 25, 2019 - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a statewide increase in State Water Project allocations for 2019....

State will file first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a city, Huntington Beach, for willfully standing in...

SACRAMENTO January 25, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state is taking first-of-its-kind legal action against a city for standing in...

Feinstein Calls for Review of Privatized Military Housing in California

Washington January 25, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on military officials to provide documents related to private housing contracts at Marine Corps Base Camp...

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

Sacramento January 24, 2019 - After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017...

CA Controller Finds Fundamental Lack of Oversight in City of Calexico

SACRAMENTO January 24, 2019 - State Controller Betty T. Yee today published a report of her audit team’s review of the internal control system...

Conviction in Great White Shark Shooting

January 24, 2019 - A San Jose man was recently convicted in Santa Cruz Superior Court for unlawfully killing a Great White Shark (also...

Speaker Rendon Welcomes Assemblymember Brian Maienschein to the Democratic Party

SACRAMENTO January 24, 2019 - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after Assemblymember Brian Maienschein announced he would be leaving the...

Owens Valley gushes over Department of Water and Power land plan

LONE PINE, Jan. 24, 2019 - Angelenos bearing gifts have elicited skepticism in Owens Valley since the early 1900s, when city agents posed as...

Water Bird Die-off at Salton Sea

Jan. 22, 2019 - Thousands of water birds died of an avian cholera outbreak at the south end of the Salton Sea between Jan....

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments to Top Energy and Wildfire Commissions

SACRAMENTO January 22, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced appointments to the state’s energy policy, planning and utility oversight agencies. The Governor announced...

Governor Newsom Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 21, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.       “The ultimate...

CDFW Investigating Die-Off of Desert Bighorn Sheep

January 21, 2019 - Wildlife biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are investigating what appears to be a significant mortality...

Kamala Harris: I Am Running for President of the United States

January 21, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for President of the United States in an interview today on ABC’s “Good...

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Washington, D.C. January 18, 2019 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decisive ruling today upholding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard –...

Quakes a reminder of the reach of partial government shutdown

Jan. 17, 2019 - If the partial shutdown of the U.S. government doesn’t have you quaking, maybe it should. As part of the shutdown, members...