Weekly Address: Celebrating Independence Day

Weekly Address: Celebrating Independence Day

Washington, DC…Hi everybody.  I hope you all had a safe and happy Fourth of July, filled with parades, cookouts, fireworks and family reunions. We celebrated at the White House with a few hundred members of the military and their families. And we took a moment amid the festivities to remember what our Independence Day is […]

Boeing 777 jet crashes in San Francisco during landing

San Francisco, CA…An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport.  It appears that the plane came in short and the tail section hit first and short of the runway.  Most of the passenger areas remained intact long enough for the emergency shutes to deploy and for many […]

Great Weather on Tap For Holiday Weekend

Great Weather on Tap For Holiday Weekend

Santa Cruz, CA….Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Light southwest wind.  Independence Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light south southwest after […]

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 […]