CA Lawmakers, Unions Strike Deal To Raise Minimum Wage To $15, Avoid Costly Ballot MeasureCalifornia lawmakers and unions have reportedly struck a tentative deal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 without putting the issue before voters.
Gov. Brown Signs Law Expanding Accommodations For Disabled PeopleGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that expands accommodations for individuals with physical disabilities at entertainment venues in the state, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, announced Monday.
President Obama Calls Gov. Brown, Pledges Support To Valley Fire VictimsThe president called Governor Brown to express his concern for impacted California residents and his gratitude for the firefighters and others responding to the massive blaze. The federal government will continue its support for Valley Fire victims, Obama told Brown.
CA Exit Exam Requirement Cancelled For Thousands Of Graduating High School StudentsGov. Brown signed legislation canceling California's high school exit exam after 5,000 students were left in limbo because the state cancelled the July test.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Keep Water Well Drilling Locations PublicCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making public the logs that water well drillers file with the state.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
Angry Opposition Groups Hope To Derail California High-Speed Rail At Board MeetingThe board behind California's high-speed rail project could face fierce opposition Tuesday from community leaders, and Northern and Southern California residents who expect to be affected by construction of the bullet train.
Drought: California's Mandatory Water Consumption Cutbacks Begin June 1Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.
Beware Of Produce Cheats At Farmers' Markets -- They Don't Grow What They SellHow do you know you're getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?
No UC Tuition Hikes For Next 2 Years As Part Of Governor Brown’s Revised BudgetThis comes after months of negotiations and lobbying by President Napolitano for more funding from the state, to avoid tuition hikes of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.
Governor Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks Environmental Review For Warriors Planned San Francisco ArenaThis limits the number of days courts would have to rule on any lawsuit contesting the arena’s environmental impact report.
Celebrities' Estate Lawns Still Green As Regular Folks Let Lawns Die Amid DroughtThe drought has come down to a question of the haves and the have-nots. But one tweet from say, a Kardashian, encouraging folks to conserve, could be a drought game changer.
California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During DroughtCalifornia’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.
CA Appeals Court Rules Tiered Water Rates UnconstitutionalA state appeals court has ruled a tiered water rate structure is unconstitutional. The impact of the ruling is far-reaching impact as state water districts try to come up with ways to charge customers during California's drought.