California

Report: Banned for Decades, Dangerous Monsanto Chemical Remains in Thousands of Schools – including...

WASHINGTON October 5, 2016 - Up to 14 million students in 26,000 U.S. schools could be exposed to unsafe levels of a notorious class...

Plan to Restore Native Species to High Elevation Aquatic Ecosystems Approved

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 5, 2016 - Work to restore endangered frogs to high elevation aquatic ecosystems will be continuing...

Bill to Reduce Permanent Property Seizures by Law Enforcement Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 30, 2016 — Under a new bill signed into law today, police will no longer be able to permanently forfeit property under...

Ocean Plastic Pollution Worse Than Expected

MOFFETT AIRFIELD/MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct. 3, 2016 - The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, today...

New Report Finds Toxic Chemicals in Oil Wastewater Used on California Crops

Oakland, Calif. October 4, 2016 - A report released today analyzing chemicals used in California oilfields sheds new light on risks to food and...

TURN Wins Reform of Scandal-Ridden CPUC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 3, 2016 - Public outrage over back room deals at the California Public Utilities Commission culminated in the approval of...

Educators Disappointed Gov. Brown Vetoed Legislation to Ensure Accountability and Transparency at Charter Schools

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 30, 2016 – CTA President Eric Heins issued the following statement disappointed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 709 – a...

TRUTH Act Signed; CA First State to Provide Miranda Warnings Before Immigration Interrogations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. September 28, 2016 - Earlier this afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown signed the TRUTH Act (AB 2792 - Bonta) into law. The bill makes...

Treasurer John Chiang Sanctions Wells Fargo Bank for Defrauding California Customers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. September 28, 2016 - Wells Fargo's admission that thousands of its bank employees opened over two million fraudulent consumer accounts is a...

Arrest made in connection with 2014 Bully Fire

Redding, Calif. September 28, 2016 - Hammond, Indiana Police Department SWAT team members along with other law enforcement officers in East Chicago, Indiana arrested...

Health Officials Urge Californians to Remove Standing Water

SACRAMENTO September 28, 2016 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today called on the...

California’s Almond Boom has Ramped up Water Use, Consumed Wetlands and Stressed Pollinators

BOULDER, CO, Sept. 27, 2016 - A new study using aerial imagery across the state of California has found that converting land to grow...

Legal Challenge Pursued Over Failure to Protect Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. September 27, 2016 - Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coachella...

Field Poll | Strong support for tax extension and criminal sentencing initiatives; cigarette tax...

September 27, 2016 - Likely voters are giving strong initial support to two state ballot propositions, one to extend a recent income tax hike...

Governor signs bill to allow citizens to break a window to rescue an animal...

SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 25, 2016 - Assembly Bill 797, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago and Marc Steinorth was approved by both Houses of...

Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation Into CA Democratic Party In Response to Report...

SANTA MONICA, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 - The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the California Democratic Party and alleged violations...

California’s 17 ballot props: What you need to get up to speed

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 25, 2016 - Ready to make your way through a thicket of 17 California propositions on the November ballot? CALmatters is...

CAL FIRE Increases Staffing in Preparation for Santa Ana Winds

Sacramento September 23, 2016 - CAL FIRE has increased firefighter staffing in preparation for several days of Santa Ana winds and extreme fire conditions...

Klamath Dam Surrender Application Filed with Federal Agency

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 23, 2016 - Today, PacifiCorp and the newly formed non-profit Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), filed motions with the Federal Energy...

Field Poll: Two-to-one voter support for Marijuana Legalization (Prop. 64) and Gun Control (Prop....

September 23, 2016 - California voters are lining up in favor of two closely watched statewide ballot propositions that would legalize the recreational use...