California Has New Standards to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Furniture

California Has New Standards to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Furniture

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Thursday the approval of the state’s new flammability standards for upholstered furniture, the culmination of the administration’s year-long effort to modernize the standards and reduce Californians’ exposure to harmful flame retardant chemicals. “Today, California is curbing toxic chemicals found in everything from high chairs to sofas,” said […]

Investors Press AT&T and Verizon for Reports on Government Surveillance

Investors Press AT&T and Verizon for Reports on Government Surveillance

New York, NY…Citing intense global concern over the impact of disclosures regarding surveillance programs directed by the U.S. government agencies, investors in AT&T and Verizon Communications have filed shareholder proposals calling on the companies to publish semi-annual reports detailing how often they have shared information with U.S. or foreign governments and what type of customer […]

President Says Agreement is First Step In Taming Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

President Says Agreement is First Step In Taming Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Washington, DC….THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States — together with our close allies and partners — took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program. Since I took office, I’ve made clear my determination to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear […]

50 Years Ago Today JFK Was Assassinated in Dallas

50 Years Ago Today JFK Was Assassinated in Dallas

Dallas, TX…50 years ago today President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of the crime and arrested that evening, but Jack Ruby shot and killed him two days later, before a trial could take place. The FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald was […]

Attorney General Launches Initiative to Reduce Recidivism in California

Los Angeles, CA…Attorney General Kamala D. Harris launched a new initiative designed to curb recidivism in California through partnerships between the California Department of Justice’s new Division of Recidivism Reduction and Re-Entry and the state’s counties and District Attorneys. The Division will support counties and District Attorneys by partnering on best practices and policy initiatives, […]

Covered California Releases Statistics for Its Health Insurance Marketplace for Week Ending Nov. 16

Covered California Releases Statistics for Its Health Insurance Marketplace for Week Ending Nov. 16

Sacramento, CA… Covered California™ released updated numbers showing that consumer interest in the agency’s health insurance marketplace and Medi-Cal remained strong. During the week ending Nov. 16, more than 476,000 unique visits were made to its website, CoveredCA.com, created jointly with the California Department of Health Care Services. In addition, more than 70,000 calls — […]

Watsonville Woman Loses Life in Early Afternoon Accident

Watsonville Woman Loses Life in Early Afternoon Accident

Watsonville, CA…On 11/19/2013, at approximately 12:45 PM, a woman from Watsonville, was traveling northbound on SR1 in a 1998 Ford Explorer. For unknown reasons, the vehicle swerved to the right off of SR1. The Explorer traveled through a fence, across Soquel Dr., into a parking lot where it was propelled into the air, the Explorer […]

Attorney General Announces $300 Million Settlement with JP Morgan Chase

San Francisco, CA…Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. over its misrepresentations in residential mortgage-backed securities sold to California’s public employee and teacher pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, between 2004 and 2008. According to the terms of the settlement, California will recover $298,973,000 in damages. “JP Morgan […]

150 Years Ago Today….The Gettysburg Address

150 Years Ago Today….The Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg, PA…The Gettysburg Address was delivered by Lincoln on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863. His famous speech was prepared for the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg… “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, […]

CHP Hosts BADGES Enforcement on Soquel Dr.

CHP Hosts BADGES Enforcement on Soquel Dr.

Santa Cruz, CA…The BADGES (Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped) program in Santa Cruz County is a cooperative traffic safety effort amongst several law enforcement agencies throughout the county. Each month, a location and enforcement focus are chosen by one of the participating agencies, and the partner agencies assist in that focus area. This month […]