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AG Becerra: Under federal law, Secretary DeVos is required to provide full – not...

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 20, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the news that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has decided...

Happy Winter Solstice 2017

December 21, 2017 - Welcome to December's solstice, first day of winter in the north and summer for the southern hemisphere. Astronomical markers of...

Senator Lara Introduces the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to Promote Fire Prevention and...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 20, 2017– Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to promote fire prevention efforts and ensure...

Study identifies California cliffs at risk of collapse

Dec. 20, 2017 - The yellow warning signs that pepper coastal cliffs from northern California to the US-Mexico border may seem overly dramatic to...

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection and CAL FIRE Working to Increase Pace and...

SACRAMENTO December 19, 2017 - The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) and CAL FIRE express their deepest condolences to all the families...

CHP Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 19, 2017 - As Californians get ready for holiday travel, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to begin its Christmas...

AG Becerra Files Lawsuit Against Trump Admin. For Suspending Rule That Prevents Dangerous Waste...

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 19, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit today against the Trump Administration over its...

GOP tax bill victimizes California wildfire and other disaster survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 18, 2017 - If passed Tuesday, the GOP tax bill will victimize many disaster survivors a second time by eliminating the...

Report Highlights Pollution Risk to Residents near California Oil and Gas Facilities

Dec. 18, 2017 - Nearly one million Californians living within half-a-mile of the state’s 54,000 active oil and gas wells may face elevated health...

L.A. Oil Companies Used 98 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Since 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2017 - Oil companies used more than 98 million pounds of chemicals known to cause serious health problems in Los...

AG Becerra Takes Education Secretary DeVos To Court For Withholding Student Loan Debt Relief...

SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 14, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Secretary,...

Firefighter fatality on the Thomas Fire

December 14, 2017 - I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Thomas Incident. The incident is still...

27% of California adolescents are gender nonconforming, study finds

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2017 – A new UCLA study finds that 27 percent, or 796,000, of California’s youth, ages 12 to 17, report...

California needs to rethink urban fire risk, starting with where it builds houses

This fire season has been particularly damaging to urban areas. AP Photo/Reed Saxon Max Moritz, University of California, Santa Barbara December 13, 2017 - Wildfires raging across...

UCLA experts explain why California is burning in December

December 13, 2017 - The Thomas Fire. The Creek Fire. The Rye Fire, Skirball Fire, Lilac Fire and Liberty Fire. Even in Southern California,...

Report Highlights Pollution Risk to Residents near California Oil & Gas Facilities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. December 13, 2017 – Nearly one million Californians living within half-a-mile of the state’s 54,000 active oil and gas wells may...

White Residents of Urban Sanctuary Counties Safer from Deadly Violence Than White Residents in...

SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2017 – As the debate over U.S. immigration policy intensifies, sanctuary areas, which limit their assistance to federal immigration enforcement,...

Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Taken in by Oakland Zoo

OAKLAND, Calif. December 13, 2017 — Two orphaned mountain lion cubs have been taken in by Oakland Zoo, working with the California Dept. of...

Illegal auto policy moratoriums in southland wildfire areas leads regulator to take action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 12, 2017 - In response to insurers imposing moratoriums on writing new private passenger auto policies or prohibiting additions to existing...

Feinstein Statement on Ed Lee

Washington December 12, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “Early this morning...