4 Bay Area Counties Declare State Of Emergency After Storms Bring Mudslides, FloodingTehama, Sonoma, Marin and Lake counties have proclaimed "local emergencies" following the storms last week.
Growing List Of NorCal Communities Running Out Of Water In Just 60 DaysAt least a dozen communities in Northern and Central California are at risk of running out of water in just 60 days. The areas in jeopardy include Colusa and El Dorado and Butte County.
Marin Tops 'Best County In California' List The folks living at the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge may live in one of the most vibrant cities on earth, but they don't reside in the best county in California, according to the Real Estate website Movoto.
2 Northern California Counties Declaring Independence From California In Hopes Of Forming State Of JeffersonResidents of Modoc and Siskiyou counties were expected to submit declarations in Sacramento Thursday to formally withdraw from California. They’d like to form the 51st state of Jefferson.
NorCal County Residents To Vote On Abandoning California, Forming 51st State Named JeffersonVoters in Del Norte and Tehama, with a combined population of about 91,000, will decide June 3 on an advisory measure that asks each county's board of supervisors to join a wider effort to form a 51st state named Jefferson.
Open Burning Ban Announced For Bay Area CountiesThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced a ban on open burning in areas including parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, effective Thursday.
Bay Area House Prices Rebound To 2007 ValuesDataQuick said Wednesday that the median sales price for new and existing houses and condominiums reached $579,000 in March, up 7 percent from $540,000 the previous month and up 23 percent from $470,000 in March 2013. It is the 24th straight annual increase and the highest level since December 2007.
More California Parolees Freed From SupervisionThe state is banking on local officials to deal with keeping parolees in line.
ACLU Report Critical Of California’s Prison Realignment ProgramCalifornia has transferred about 15 percent of its prison population to the counties since last October in a move to reduce overcrowding. However, the ACLU is out with a new report that criticizes how counties are dealing with all the new prisoners.
State Report Emphasizes Need For Funding At County LevelA report released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office is cautioning state lawmakers to make sure that counties receive enough funding to take responsibility for a wide range of programs.
Feds to Consider Opt Out Request on ICE Program