California

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...

Garamendi Takes Immediate Action to Allow California National Guardsmen to Keep Recruitment Incentives

October 24, 2016 - Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced a series...

PCL Endorses Prop 64 as a “Major Victory for California’s Environment”

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24, 2016 —Today, the Planning and Conservation League (PCL) – a leading environmental organization in California for 51 years-- announced its endorsement...

Final Day for Californians to Register to Vote in November 8 General Election

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 24, 2016 -  Today, October 24 is the deadline for eligible California citizens to register to vote for the first time or to...

California Smokejumpers hiring seasonal workforce for 2017 season

Redding, Calif. – Anyone interested in becoming a smokejumper or applying for a summer job as a smokejumper should know 2017 seasonal positions will...

Aliso Canyon leak emitted 109,000 metric tons of methane

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 22, 2016 - The Aliso Canyon natural gas leak emitted 109,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere from late October...

Largest national disaster drill aims to prompt Californians to prepare

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 20, 2016 - More than 10 million Californians will drop, cover and hold on today in the nation's largest disaster drill,...

California Forests, Air, Wildlife and More Benefit from $88 Million EQIP Investment

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 - California’s agricultural landscape received a healthy boost of conservation in fiscal year 2016. Over 1,900 farmers and ranchers...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages California Citizens to Register to Vote by October...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 20, 2016 - October 24 is the deadline for eligible California citizens to register to vote for the first time or...

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy

SACRAMENTO October 19, 2016 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Modoc County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jack...

Breast Cancer Action Demands Agricultural Companies Stop Selling Pink Ribbon Citrus While Irrigating Food...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct. 17, 2016  – Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, expressed outrage over California agribusinesses...

New Gallup Poll Finds Support for Making Marijuana Legal in U.S. Has Reached Record...

WASHINGTON Oct. 19, 2016 - A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record...