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Fire Restrictions on the Klamath National Forest Begin Thursday July 2nd

Jul 1, 2015
Fire Restrictions on the Klamath National Forest Begin Thursday July 2nd

Yreka, CA July 1, 2015 - In order to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, fire restriction rules will begin on the Klamath National Forest starting on July 2, 2015 and continue through the end of the official 2015 fire season. These rules will apply to higher elevation areas in the Marble...

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State Health Officer Warns of the Dangers of Excessive Heat

Jul 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO July 1, 2015 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is reminding everyone to stay cool and hydrated as temperatures around the state continue to climb.

An excessive heat warning will be in effect for areas of the state through Friday morning.

“California residents need to prepare...

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Nearly a Quarter of Californians Are Obese, Study Finds

Jul 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly a quarter of Californians are obese, and the disease disproportionately affects low-income people and certain racial and ethnic groups, a new study reports.

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that 24.8 percent of adults were obese in 2011–2012, compared to 19.3 percent a decade earlier.

The post Nearly...

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New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill

Jul 1, 2015

SANTA BARBARA, CA, June 25, 2015 – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The...

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Californians urged to severely limit outdoor watering this summer

Jul 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA, June 30, 2015 - With California in the grip of the worst drought in a generation, Save Our Water – California’s official statewide conservation education program – is launching a new public education campaign urging Californians to step up and make even more cuts in their water use. The campaign comes at...

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Feds Find Gaping Holes in Cal/OSHA Safety Net

Jul 1, 2015

Washington, DC July 1, 2015 - The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the worker health and safety program in California for falling below minimum performance standards in response to a complaint filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, the state Division of Occupational Safety &...

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What the Heck a Flex Alert is and Why You Should Care

Jul 1, 2015
What the Heck a Flex Alert is and Why You Should Care

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Tax Rate on Gasoline Drops in Time for 4th of July Weekend

Jul 1, 2015

Sacramento July 1, 2015 - The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announces the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by six cents per gallon on July 1, 2015. This will lower the excise tax rate from 36 cents to 30 cents per gallon.

“The lower rate is welcome news for overtaxed Californians who...

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Governor for Signing Vaccine Bill

Jul 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO June 30, 2015 - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson praised Governor Jerry Brown for signing the vaccine legislation today and issued the following statement:

“I support Senate Bill 277 as part of my responsibility to protect the health and safety of California’s 6.2 million students. For the California Department of Education, for...

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Senate Committee Passes Bills on Security Audits, E-Procurement

Jul 1, 2015

California would be required to do a cybersecurity assessment of all state agencies’ systems every two years and support electronic submission and management of IT contracts and bids, under two separate bills the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization passed on Monday.

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