Senator Gaines Issues Statement On Verizon Closure

Senator Gaines Issues Statement On Verizon Closure

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines issued the following statement on the closure of the Verizon customer service center in Rancho Cordova and the 1,000 jobs lost as a result of that closure: “Who can be surprised by this? California is doing everything it can to drive businesses out of the state. Sky-high workers compensation costs, painful […]

School Bus Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

School Bus Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Sacramento, CA…The school year is in full swing and so is the increase of school buses on our roadways. Over one million children in California ride the bus to school every day. To further expand public education about school buses, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will observe National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21. This […]

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 […]