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Pharma Running Scared, Injects $17M More to Oppose Prop. 61 ($126M total)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 2, 2016 “Pharma campaign against CA ballot measure tops $126M,” screams the headline in an article in Politico’s ‘Prescription Pulse’ (10/31/16)...

New Statewide Plan Aims to Dramatically Reduce New HIV Infections

SACRAMENTO November 2, 2016 - California has released a new surveillance, prevention and care plan designed to dramatically reduce new HIV infections in the...

Secretary of State Launches Free ‘Vote California’ Smartphone App

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 1, 2016 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of the Vote California smartphone application (app) now available...

Hoover poll shows Trump facing historic defeat in California; pot legalization leading, death penalty...

November 1, 2016 - With the presidential election only a week away, a new Hoover Institution survey shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead...

ACLU Challenges California Ban on Ballot Selfies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 1, 2016 - The ACLU of California filed suit Monday against Secretary of State Alex Padilla challenging two statutes that prohibit voters...

AG Kamala D. Harris Urges Consumers to Protect their Devices from Potential “Botnet Attacks”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 31, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is advising Californians to protect their electronic devices from potential hacks and...

Low-Income Drivers Sue California DMV for Illegally Suspending Licenses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct. 31, 2016 - A coalition of legal aid and civil rights organizations sued the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for...

New Online Tool Maps Link Between Vulnerable Communities and Voter Turnout

Oct. 31, 2016 - This Sunday the California Civic Engagement Project, or CCEP, at the University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Office of the...

Many At-risk Airbag Inflators Remain on Cars in California

October 31, 2016 - California State departments that oversee vehicle and driver safety are warning that owners of tens of thousands of vehicles, particularly...

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

October 28, 2016 - Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon...

Cawelo Study Fails to Test for Dozens of Oilfield Chemicals in Wastewater Used to...

Sacramento, Calif. October 28, 2016 - A study presented today to the Central Valley Water Board's Food Safety Expert Panel by the Cawelo Irrigation...

U.S. Attorney Names District Election Officer to Oversee the Handling of Complaints of Election...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 27, 2016 - Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin C. Khasigian will serve as the...

Max Greenberg: Poll: Pacific Northwest voters value clean water and protecting old-growth forests

Oct. 27, 2016 - A new survey suggests that a revised plan managing millions of acres of forest in the Pacific Northwest would be more likely to...

U.S. EPA requires Halliburton to reduce air pollution near schools

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 27, 2016 - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement valued at more than $400,000 with Halliburton Energy Services,...

Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward

SALINAS, Calif. Oct. 26, 2016 - The California Superior Court issued an order Monday evening denying Monterey County’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit, filed...

CALSPEAKS poll: Pot, Gun Control Measures Likely To Pass

Oct. 26, 2016 - A statewide CALSPEAKS survey of Californians likely to vote in the Nov. 8 general election reveals overwhelming support for three...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 25, 2016 - Findings from a 2015 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) report on sexually transmitted diseases indicate that the...

Federal court approves $14.7 billion settlement in VW cheating case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 25, 2016 - US District Judge Charles Breyer today approved a partial Consent Decree agreed upon by automaker Volkswagen (VW), the...

Drugmakers Pour $22 Million More Into Campaign To Defeat Initiative to Lower Drug Prices...

SANTA MONICA, CA, Oct. 20, 2016 - Drug companies poured $22 million more into their campaign to stop drug pricing reform Proposition 61 after...

Feinstein, Boxer Call on Defense Secretary to Forgive Repayment of National Guard Bonuses

Washington October 24, 2016 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) today called on Defense Secretary Ash Carter to halt the department’s...