Caltrans Partners With SMUD To Combat Greenhouse Gases & Increase The Use of Renewable Energy

Caltrans Partners With SMUD To Combat Greenhouse Gases & Increase The Use of Renewable Energy

Sacramento, CA…Taking the next step in its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Caltrans signed an agreement with Sacramento Utility District (SMUD) to participate in their Greenergy® program, which will provide the department with 100 percent electricity from renewable resources, such as wind, sun and biomass to power the department’s buildings, highway lighting and traffic […]

Caltrans Asks Travelers To “Protect Every Drop” As Rain Rolls In

Caltrans Asks Travelers To “Protect Every Drop” As Rain Rolls In

Sacramento, CA…With rain on the horizon, the Caltrans “Protect Every Drop” campaign is reminding Californians about five simple ways to help keep our waterways clean by reducing pollution on our state highways. Rain washes auto fluids, and grime off vehicles and onto highways. This polluted stormwater often ends up in California’s streams, rivers, and coastal […]

Bob Dylan Awarded The 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Bob Dylan Awarded The 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Stockholm, Sweden…Today Professor Sara Danius, the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy made the announcement for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, […]

RCRC Applauds Senator Feinstein For Wildfire Funding Request

RCRC Applauds  Senator Feinstein For Wildfire Funding Request

Sacramento, CA…The Rural County Representatives of California and its members applaud Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for tackling the practice of “fire borrowing,” the mechanism by which fuels management, forest health, watershed improvement, and post-fire mitigation project funds are swept into funding the response to the disaster rather than used towards prevention efforts and cleanup. Senator […]

SFO Completes Annual Emergency Exercise

SFO Completes Annual Emergency Exercise

San Francisco, CA… The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its annual emergency exercise today, simulating an aircraft accident that tested emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple agencies. Although federal regulations require U.S. airports to conduct such a drill every three years, SFO conducts this full-scale emergency drill annually to ensure […]

Wells Fargo Chairman, CEO John Stumpf Retires After 34 Years With Company

Wells Fargo Chairman, CEO John Stumpf Retires After 34 Years With Company

San Francisco, CA…Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf has informed the Company’s Board of Directors that he is retiring from the Company and the Board, effective immediately. The Board has elected Tim Sloan, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed him as CEO, […]

Governor Vetoes State PILT Legislation

Governor Vetoes State PILT Legislation

Sacramento, CA…Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1188 (McGuire and others) late last week despite unanimous support throughout the entire legislative process. While Governor Brown has included State Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding in both the 2015–16 and 2016-17 budgets, last year’s change in statute leaves the future of State PILT payments in question. […]

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

San Francisco, CA…The column is by Cate Kortzeborn, Medicare’s acting regional administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Territories to help people understand their Medicare benefits better. When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take […]

John Kerry Announces “International Day of the Girl,” Relief Efforts

John Kerry Announces “International Day of the Girl,” Relief Efforts

Washington, DC…The State Department is deeply committed to protecting and strengthening the rights of girls worldwide, and on this fifth annual International Day of the Girl, we recognize that addressing the distinct challenges facing girls, particularly adolescent girls, is critical to our ability to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals, including gender equality. Poverty, gender-based violence, […]

Samsung Asks All Global Partners To Stop Sales On Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Asks All Global Partners To Stop Sales On Galaxy Note 7

Suwon, South Korea…Samsung Electronics announced a global replacement program and recall for the Galaxy Note7 as a precautionary measure due to a battery cell issue. Since the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 there have been hundreds of world wide reports of the device having critical battery failure and fires. Since then, Samsung has been […]