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State of California Strongly Supports Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Dec 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA, Dec. 19, 2014 - California Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird sent the following letter to Congressman Mike Thompson reiterating the State of California’s strong support for the presidential designation of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. The text is below:

December 10, 2014

The Honorable Mike Thompson

231 Cannon House Office Building

U.S. House of...

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PCWA: No Major Erosion from King Fire

Dec 19, 2014

AUBURN December 19, 2014 - Recent storms have caused minor erosion and debris in the King Fire area but no major impacts to water systems have occurred, it was reported at Thursday’s (Dec. 18) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors.

PCWA Engineering Services Manager Jeremy Shepard said, “An aerial inspection...

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Selected for Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Project

Dec 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 19, 2014 - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that California has been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot project aimed to provide students more access to fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from local farmers.

“This program will give schools more flexibility in how they...

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Op-Ed | Glenda Humiston: Affordable Care Act is Good for Rural Californians

Dec 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 - Living in a rural community shouldn’t have to come with a hefty price tag for healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it no longer has to.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already making a difference in the lives of millions of rural Americans, including families right here in California....

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Major health insurer imposes unreasonable rate on California businesses

Dec 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 18, 2014 - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that his department actuaries found Aetna Life Insurance Company's recent rate filing on its small group policies both excessive and unreasonable. The average increase...

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Rain and mountain snow today

Dec 19, 2014
Rain and mountain snow today

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Update: Teen Struck By Falling Tree in South Lake Tahoe

Dec 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 - On Saturday December 13th, the body of 14 year old Dejon Smith was discovered under a large fallen pine tree in the fenced back yard of a vacant residence on Rancho Circle in South Lake Tahoe. He had been reported missing by his parents on the night of December 11th....

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CAL FIRE Provides Tips for Safe Christmas Tree & Holiday Decorations

Dec 19, 2014

Sacramento December 19, 2014 - Twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and the fresh smell of pine are signs of the approaching festivities. While decorations can be a beautiful addition to your home and celebrations, CAL FIRE and firefighters across California are asking everyone to be fire smart as you deck the halls this holiday...

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Tahoe National Forest Announces Seasonal Road and Trail Closures

Dec 19, 2014

Nevada City, Calif. December 18, 2014 - December 31 is the last day many roads and trails on the Tahoe National Forest will be open for the season. Wet and snowy weather necessitates closure of some routes to prevent resource damage.

There are off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails that have already been closed due to wet...

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California takes giant step toward approving first crop-based carbon standards

Dec 18, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, Dec. December 18, 2014 - The California Air Resources Board today gave a “thumbs up” to a pioneering staff proposal that would allow U.S. rice farmers to sell credits on the state’s landmark carbon market. The board directed staff to evaluate and consider public comments, then finalize the Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset...

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