Sierra Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far above Average

Sacramento, CA…The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Today’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches of SWE, and January’s […]

Inmate Attacks Officer At Wasco State Prison

Wasco, CA… A correctional officer is recovering from injuries sustained during an attack by an inmate at Wasco State Prison (WSP). At 4:48 p.m. Nov. 23, as the correctional officer was preparing to issue the evening meal, inmate Dustin McDonald, 25, attacked the officer, punching him and stabbing him in the face with an inmate-manufactured […]

“DRIVETHEARC” EV Fast Charging Corridor Breaks Ground In Northern California

Sacramento, CA…DRIVETHEARC, a corridor of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations spanning from Monterey to Lake Tahoe, broke ground yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in El Dorado Hills, Calif. A joint international project promoted by Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), under the agreement between […]

Caltrans And Fish And Wildlife Urge Motorists To Be Alert During Watch Out For Wildlife Week

Sacramento, CA…Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24. “We urge motorists to remain alert and be cautious when traveling through wildlife areas, so our roadways will remain as safe as possible,” said Caltrans […]

Domestic Violence Shelter Funding And Disaster Tax Relief Extensions Help Victims

Sacramento, CA… The Governor signed two bills strongly supported by the Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Fiona Ma, CPA, to help victims of domestic violence and businesses devastated by natural disasters. AB 1399 (Baker) will create a checkoff box on California personal income tax return forms which will allow Californian’s to donate […]

Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway

Sacramento, Ca – California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills.   “Thanks to Proposition 13, property taxes remain predictable and reasonable for California homeowners,” said Board of Equalization Member George Runner. “Even so, taxpayers should carefully review […]

BOE Adopts Regulation to Implement Partial Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment

Sacramento, Ca – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) adopted a regulation to implement the Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption during a public hearing on July 17, 2014. The regulation applies to equipment used primarily in manufacturing or research and development. This is part of the Governor’s Economic […]

Caltrans Director to Lead Western Transportation Association

Sacramento, Ca – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty today stepped into the role of President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) at the organization’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He previously served as Vice-President.   “Transportation agencies continue to face challenges in preserving our nation’s infrastructure, particularly as we look towards […]

Red Cross Urges Safety and Preparedness as Busy, Drought-Fueled Wildfire Season Continues

SACRAMENTO, Ca – As California continues to endure an historic drought, summer heat and exceptionally dry conditions have given way to numerous wildfires throughout the state. In the Capital Region, firefighters continue to battle the Bully Fire in Shasta County, which has burned more than 8,700 acres.   Red Cross volunteers are currently operating an evacuation […]

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Los Angeles, Ca — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris commemorated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at a celebration at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. The event featured a diverse group of civil rights leaders who discussed the significance of the Act and the challenges […]

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