California

Controller Yee Expands Unclaimed Property Database

SACRAMENTO April 6, 2017 - State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced her team has added tens of thousands of properties to her online...

Congressmembers Garamendi and McNerney Introduce H.R. 1738 to Establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage...

WASHINGTON, DC April 5, 2017 - Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton, Brentwood), who represent the Sacramento-San Joaquin...

Statewide Water Savings Exceed 25 Percent in February

SACRAMENTO, April 4, 2017 — The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 25.1 percent in February,...

Feinstein Opposes Gorsuch Nomination

Washington April 3, 2017 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced her opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra: Energy Efficiency Standards Worth Fighting For

SACRAMENTO April 3, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with a broad coalition of state attorneys general, has challenged the U.S. Department...

‘Dignity not Detention’ Bill Will End Cities’ Role in Immigrant Detention for Profit and...

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 28, 2017 – With the Trump Administration poised to expand immigration detention nationwide, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 29,...

Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

March 31, 2017 - You can’t blame Diane Kodama, manager of the Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge, south of San Francisco, for having a...

California Supreme Court Overturns Approval of Controversial Coastal Project

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2017— The California Supreme Court unanimously rejected the city of Newport’s approval of the controversial Banning Ranch project, finding it...

Harris, Feinstein, and DeSaulnier Introduce Bill to Expand John Muir National Historic Site

WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2017 - Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris, Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) introduced legislation which...

Local Leaders Should Know the Constitutional and Public Safety Risks of Joining Trump’s Deportation...

March 30, 2017 - You may have heard how Trump is trying to bully local police departments into becoming part of his deportation force. ACLU...

SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera filing: Trump trying to have it both ways on...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 29, 2017— President Donald Trump’s administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth as it threatens to withhold...

Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce Landmark Road Repair and...

SACRAMENTO March 29, 2017 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor,...

Memorial Service Planned for Past President of CAL FIRE Local 2881 Robert Theodore “Bob”...

Sacramento March 29, 2017 - Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to CAL FIRE Local 2881 Past President, Robert “Bob” Theodore Wolf,...

California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales

OAKLAND, Calif. March 29, 2017 - Commercial Dungeness crab gear entangled a record number of whales in 2016, contributing to a third straight record-breaking year...

Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

March 29, 2017 - Using a newly-developed computer model called “CoSMoS-COAST” (Coastal Storm Modeling System – Coastal One-line Assimilated Simulation Tool) scientists predict that...

AG Xavier Becerra Announces Charges Filed Against David Robert Daleiden for Criminal Invasion of...

SAN FRANCISCO March 28, 2017 - Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the filing of an arrest warrant detailing 15 criminal charges against David...

Feinstein, Harris Reintroduce Bill to Establish Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

Washington March 28, 2017 - U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) reintroduced the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act,...

Broad Coalition Supports Effort to Reform California’s Unfair and Costly Money Bail System

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 27, 2017 - A broad coalition of labor, economic justice, community-based, and civil liberties organizations applauded lawmakers’ unveiling of details to...

California Governor Brown and New York Governor Cuomo Reaffirm Commitment to Exceeding Targets of...

SACRAMENTO March 28, 2017 - With the announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, California Governor Edmund G....

Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California

DURHAM, N.C. March 28, 2017 - Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens...