California

Investigators Arrest Suspected arsonist related to the Clayton Fire

Lower Lake August 15, 2016 - CAL FIRE law enforcement officers, in cooperation with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake County District...

Republican & Democratic Conventions Trigger Another Significant Spike in California Online Registration Activity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. August 15, 2016 - Do political conventions motivate people to register to vote? In a word: Yes.  During both the Republican and...

Wildfire Relief Fund re-opened in response to Clayton Fire

August 15, 2016 - North Coast Opportunities (NCO) and MendoLake Credit Union have re-opened the Lake County Wildfire Relief Fund in response to the...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Chimney Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. August 15, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Clayton Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. August 15, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds...

Excess nitrogen in California comes mostly from agriculture and fuel combustion

August 15, 2016 - Nitrogen is essential for agriculture but also has health and environmental impacts. The California Nitrogen Assessment, a new report from...

Man Indicted for Growing Marijuana on National Forest Land in Trinity County and Stabbing...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. August 12, 2016 - A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment today against Francisco Barcellos-Ramirez, 34, of Mexico, charging him with...

Backpackers Now Required to Use Bear Canisters in Lassen Volcanic National Park

MINERAL, CA August 12, 2016 - As of this week, Lassen Volcanic National Park has implemented an emergency closure that affects how backcountry visitors...

Feds Say California’s Endangered Channel Islands Foxes Are Recovered

VENTURA, Calif. August 11, 2016 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the successful recovery of three out of four unique subspecies...

Delta Tunnels: CA Legislature to Audit CA “WaterFix” Funding

SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 11, 2016 - Yesterday, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted to launch an audit into funding for the California WaterFix (Delta...

Groups Initiate Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Protect Endangered Species from Offshore Fracking and...

SANTA BARBARA, Aug. 11, 2016 - EDC and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper sent a notice of intent to sue the federal government over its decision to...

Consumer Watchdog Posts Judge’s State Farm Refund Order; Commissioner Must Approve Or Reject

SANTA MONICA, CA, Aug. 10, 2016 - Yesterday, the California Department of Insurance made public a decision by an Administrative Law Judge, issued after...

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Cause of Destructive Valley Fire

Sacramento, Calif. August 10, 2016 - After a comprehensive investigation, CAL FIRE has determined that the 2015 Valley Fire was caused by a faulty residential electrical connection. Investigators were dispatched as part...

PG&E Found Guilty of Obstruction, Multiple Violations of Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2016—A federal jury found Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) guilty today of multiple willful violations of the Natural Gas...

Californians Deliver 350,000 Signatures Calling on State, Gov. Brown to Stop Irrigation of Crops...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Aug. 9 2016— Pushing a wheelbarrow filled with 350,000 petition signatures, concerned Californians gathered outside the capitol today to urge Gov. Jerry...

BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for Public Lands along Central Coast

MARINA, CA, Aug. 9, 2016 - Effective Aug. 9, the Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions on public lands managed by the...

Mandatory Detention Struck Down in California and Other Western States; Thousands of Families Now...

August 9, 2016 - On August 4, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the ruling in Mony Preap et...

Lightning Sparks Siskiyou County Wildfires

Yreka, Calif. August 6, 2016 - Yesterday afternoon and evening a thunderstorm moved across Siskiyou County with 165 lightning strikes recorded. As of this...

Hoopa Valley Tribe Files ESA Lawsuit to Protect Salmon

August 7, 2016 - On July 29, the Hoopa Valley Tribe filed a lawsuit against the federal government for violations of the Endangered Species Act...

CDPH Confirms First Human West Nile Virus Death of 2016

SACRAMENTO August 5, 2016 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the first confirmed...