Monday, September 24 2018

California

Sen. Wiener, Assemblymember Gloria Announce Bill to Modernize CA’s Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 6, 2017 - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced a bill to modernize...

Another CA Water District Financial Scandal

STOCKTON, CA, Feb. 3, 2017 - State Controller Betty T. Yee announced this week that her team’s detailed review of the Panoche Water District has unearthed...

Atmospheric Rivers: Five Breakthroughs in Analyzing West-Coast Storms

February 3, 2017 - You need to understand atmospheric rivers – airborne water streams that deliver as much rain as hurricanes or tornadoes –...

A Century of Habitat Loss Affects Genetics of Endangered SF Bay Bird

Feb. 3, 2017 - A new study analyzes the genetic diversity and population structure of the California Ridgway’s rail, Rallus obsoletus, a state and...

Snowpack Shows Big One-Month Gain

SACRAMENTO February 2, 2017 - Today’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range found a...

Feinstein Opposes DeVos Nomination

Washington February 2, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced her opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: “I oppose...

Department of Pesticide Regulation sued over “underground regulation” of cancer-causing fumigant

OAKLAND, CALIF. Jan. 31, 2017– Attorneys representing a Ventura County farmworker and environmental justice groups filed suit in the Superior Court of California, County...

SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera sues President Trump for unconstitutional executive order targeting sanctuary...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. February 1, 2017 - City Attorney Dennis Herrera yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration for...

CHIRLA Urges Lawful Permanent Residents to Protect Family, Future by Naturalizing Now

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 1, 2017 - In reaction to the latest attempts by the Trump Administration to curtail the freedoms and rights of...

Treasurer Chiang, 27 Asian American Office Holders, Decry President Trump’s Muslim Ban

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 1, 2017 – State Treasurer John Chiang and influential Asian Pacific Islander Americans elected to local, state and federal offices today asked President...

California’s Educators: Unqualified Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos Disastrous for Students, Public Schools

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2017 – California’s educators say White House nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would be a disaster for...

AG Becerra Joins 15 Attorneys General Condemning Un-American Executive Order

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 29, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined fifteen attorneys general from New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, Vermont,...

Feinstein to Introduce Bills in Response to Discriminatory Order on Immigration, Refugees

Washington January 29, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that she will introduce two bills...

Feinstein: Ruling on Trump Immigration, Refugee Order ‘Victory for American Values’

Washington January 29, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in reaction to the injunction issued against President Trump’s executive...

AG Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Executive Order Regarding Refugees

SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 28, 2017 - Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement, in response to President Donald Trump's executive order regarding refugees: "Justice...

Property and Other Tax Relief Available for Those Impacted by Storms, Flooding

Sacramento January 26, 2017 - If your property has been damaged by the recent storms and flooding, you may be eligible for property tax...

CARB Appoints First Environmental Justice Liaison

SACRAMENTO January 26, 2017 - The California Air Resources Board Executive Officer Richard Corey announced today the appointment of Veronica Eady as CARB’s inaugural...

Transgender Law Center Backs CA Bill to Create New Gender Marker and Ease Process...

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 26, 2017 - Senators Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) today announced legislation to enable more transgender, intersex...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on President Donald Trump Signing Executive Orders Regarding...

SACRAMENTO January 25, 2017 - Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement, in response to President Donald Trump signing executive orders regarding border...

CPUC Speaker Solicitation: Energy Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation Workshop

January 25, 2017 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding this workshop to examine the increase in electricity demand that may be...