Monterey Bay Aquarium’s ‘Fintastic Voyager’ Sets Sail at Summer Venues

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s ‘Fintastic Voyager’ Sets Sail at Summer Venues

Monterey, CA…America’s Cup sailboats won’t be the only new vessels in the San Francisco Bay area this summer. The Monterey Bay Aquarium launches its “Fintastic Voyager” this weekend for a series of “undersea expeditions” that will carry passengers on simulated dives into the deep sea at venues from Sacramento to the South Bay. The sea-blue […]

Californians to Receive Fire Prevention Fee Billings for Fiscal Year 2012-13

Californians to Receive Fire Prevention Fee Billings for Fiscal Year 2012-13

Sacramento, CA…At the direction of CAL FIRE and as mandated by law, later this month, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will begin mailing fire prevention fee bills for Fiscal Year 2012-13 to owners of habitable structures located in the State Responsibility Area (SRA).   “I am disappointed that the Governor and Legislature failed […]

Flex Alert Issued by California ISO As Heat Wave Intensifies

Flex Alert Issued by California ISO As Heat Wave Intensifies

Folsom, CA…With hot temperatures bearing down on Northern California and with a major generation unit off line, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is issuing a Flex Alert for Northern California Only on July 1, 2013, through July 2, 2013. No Flex Alert is issued for Southern California at this time but watch for […]

Weekly Address: Confronting the Growing Threat of Climate Change

Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House June 29, 2013 Hi everybody. A few days ago, I unveiled a new national plan to confront the growing threat of a changing climate. Decades of carefully reviewed science tells us our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on the world […]

Governor Brown Signs $96.3 Billion 2013-14 Budget

Governor Brown Signs $96.3 Billion 2013-14 Budget

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a balanced, on-time budget that directs additional resources to California’s neediest students and continues the implementation of federal health care reform, while continuing to pay down debt and build a significant reserve to prepare for future uncertainties. The budget is projected to provide long-term fiscal balance with […]

Governor Brown Directs Counties to Start Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses When Stay Lifted

Governor Brown Directs Counties to Start Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses When Stay Lifted

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 (Hollingsworth v. Perry): “After years of struggle, the U.S. Supreme Court today has made same-sex marriage a reality in California. In light of the decision, I have directed the California Department of Public […]

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Celebrates Marriage Equality, Asks Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Lift Same Sex Stay

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Celebrates Marriage Equality, Asks Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Lift Same Sex Stay

LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today declared that the United States Supreme Court’s historic opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry means that every county in the State of California must now recognize the right of same sex couples to legally marry and asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift its stay […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Paradise for Travelers and Their Pets

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Paradise for Travelers and Their Pets

Carmel, CA …Carmel-by-the-Sea, in April, was named GoPetFriendly.com’s Best City for Pet Travelers 2013. Carmel won the honor in a hotly contested readers poll, in competition with more than 100 other cities. The win confirmed what frequent visitors and Carmelites already know: Carmel welcomes pets with open arms, treats and much, much more. The Carmel-by-the-Sea […]

Successful Natural Bridges Cliff Rescue Yesterday

Successful Natural Bridges Cliff Rescue Yesterday

Santa Cruz, CA…At 2:10 pm Santa Cruz Fire units responded to a report of two female subjects stuck in a beach cove in the area of Natural Bridges State Beach.  The 911 caller had some difficulty in identifying the location of the subjects.  Once fire units arrived the subjects were located and fire crews were […]