California

ACLU Sues Dignity Health for Discrimination Against Transgender Patient

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. April 19, 2017— The ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Southern California, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, and the...

Bill to Move Up CA’s Presidential Primary Clears First Legislative Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 18, 2017 – Legislation sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and authored by State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to...

State Agencies Pilot Wildlife Crossing Mitigation Credit System

April 19, 2017 - California's state wildlife and transportation departments signed a credit agreement on an innovative pilot project to create advanced mitigation credits for...

Possible Black Separatist Kori Ali Muhammad Kills Three in Fresno

April 19, 2017 - Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, who also goes by Kori MacSun McWallace, was taken into custody after allegedly shooting four people...

Californians for Population Stabilization Board Chair Ben Zuckerman Co-Edited Book with White Nationalist

April 19, 2017 - Ben Zuckerman, the president of the board of the anti-immigrant Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) co-edited a book with well-known...

Nurses to Rally in Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee...

April 18, 2017 - Hundreds of registered nurses and community activists will rally in Sacramento Wednesday, April 26 as the legislative journey begins with...

EFF to CA Supreme Court: Website Owners Have First Amendment Right to Defend Content...

April 18, 2017 - A bad review on Yelp is an anathema to a business. No one wants to get trashed online. But the...

DWR Announces Oroville Community Meetings

SACRAMENTO April 18, 2017 - The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hosting seven public meetings in multiple locations to update communities in...

Affordable Home Builders Praise Legislative Drive to Alleviate Cost Crisis for Families

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 17, 2017 - The California Housing Consortium (CHC) joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Asm. David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to build...

Op-Ed: Sinjin Eberle: Beware the Wet Year

April 17, 2017 - The stories are everywhere – record precipitation and snowpack in California, atmospheric rivers crashing across the Pacific Northwest, and lingering...

Water Transfers: Crucial to Western Rivers, But State Programs Lacking

April 17, 2017 - Oregon and Washington lead the way in state programs that facilitate environmental water transfers. A new Stanford study concludes Colorado...

California’s Failing Grade in Charter School Facilities Financing

April 16, 2017 - A new study of public charter school funding has found that California’s explosive charter growth of the past 15 years...

Insurance Commissioner condemns Trump Administration actions destabilizing health insurance markets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 16, 2017 - In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump suggested an intention to hold hostage the cost-sharing...

Low Salmon Projections Lead to Fisheries Restrictions, Some Closures in 2017

April 16, 2017 - Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically...

State Water Project Deliveries Increased

SACRAMENTO April 14, 2017 - With record rainfall in the Northern Sierra and the snowpack still building, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today...

NASA: Overpumping Irreversibly Reduces California’s Groundwater Aquifers’ Ability to Store Water

April 12, 2017 - Decades of overpumping groundwater have irreversibly altered layers of clay beneath California's Central Valley, permanently reducing the aquifer's ability to...

West Coast Commercial Sardine Fishery Closed for Third Consecutive Year

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 10, 2017 - Today, federal fishery managers voted to keep the U.S. West Coast Pacific sardine fishery closed for the upcoming...

Report: Shell and Dow Hid Cancer-Causing ‘Garbage’ in Pesticide, Contaminating Drinking Water for Millions...

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2017 – For decades, Shell and Dow hid a highly potent cancer-causing chemical in two widely used pesticides, contaminating drinking...

NOAA: California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

April 13, 2017 - Between October 2011 and September 2015, California saw its driest four-year period in the instrumental record, which dates back to...

California Bail System Penalizes the Poor, Says Human Rights Watch (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 11, 2017 - California pressures poor people who cannot pay bail to plead guilty in order to be released from...