President Obama’s Weekly Address November 2, 2013

President Obama’s Weekly Address November 2, 2013

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. On Thursday, I addressed a conference for business leaders from around the world. And my pitch was simple: Choose America. Invest in America. Create jobs in America. It speaks to my top priority as President: growing our economy, creating good jobs, strengthening security and opportunity for the middle class. Over the past […]

FFA Approves Expanded Electronics Use

FFA Approves Expanded Electronics Use

Washington, DC…The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the implementation […]

Early Morning Collision Causes Major Injuries To Los Altos Man

Early Morning Collision Causes Major Injuries To Los Altos Man

Santa Cruz, CA…At midnight on Wednesday morning, Kevin Smith was driving a white Acura and Sean Lyle was driving a purple Volkswagen. Both vehicles were northbound on Bonita Drive, when they were involved in a collision. The Volkswagen collided with a telephone pole, shearing it at its base, and the Acura rolled onto its roof. […]

Another Start Smart Program Coming in November

Another Start Smart Program Coming in November

Aptos, CA…The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents. The Start Smart Program is aimed at helping future and newly licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. This program is designed as an educational tool for […]

California Counties Urge National Forest Management Reform

California Counties Urge  National Forest Management Reform

Sacramento, CA….The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) announced their joint support for the enactment of legislation to better manage California’s national forests. “The growing bipartisan recognition that Congress must address proper management of our nation’s forests illustrates the need to enact healthy forest legislation in 2014,” […]

Structure Fire, King City (Monterey County)

Structure Fire, King City (Monterey County)

Monterey, CA – At about 1:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, South Monterey County Fire Protection District (FPD)/CAL FIRE responded to a call for a structure fire on Vista Place in Pine Canyon, southwest of King City (Monterey County). South Monterey County FPD responded with assistance from CAL FIRE, King City Volunteer Fire Department, […]

Local Heros Honored for Saving CHP Employee’s Life

Local Heros Honored for Saving CHP Employee’s Life

Sacramento, CA…The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has honored Daryl Junnila and Officer Thelma Matthews with the Commissioner’s Medal of Distinction—an award recognizing heroic acts of civilians and non-CHP public safety officers—after they saved the life of Anibal Rubina, an off-duty CHP employee, in September 2013. “The Commissioner’s Medal of Distinction honors the selfless acts of […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Enrolling in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Enrolling in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace

Washington, DC….Hi, everybody. A few weeks ago, we launched an important new part of the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Marketplace. And for Americans without health insurance, and Americans who buy insurance on their own because they can’t get it at work, it’s a very big deal. If you’re one of those people, the […]