Fire On Interlake Road Destroys Trailer

Fire On Interlake Road Destroys Trailer

Lockwood, CA…At 9:07 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, South Monterey County Fire Protection District (FPD)/CAL FIRE responded to a call for a fire in a travel trailer on Interlake Road near Lockwood (Monterey County). The trailer was not occupied, but used for storage and contained ammunition. South Monterey County firefighters found the trailer fully […]

New California Law Puts Charge In Lead-Acid Battery Sales

New California Law Puts Charge In Lead-Acid Battery Sales

Sacramento,CA…Beginning April 1, 2017, sales of lead-acid batteries will be subject to two $1 fees. Manufacturers will pay a $1 fee for every lead-acid battery sold to a retailer, wholesaler, distributor, or other person for retail sale in California. Consumers will pay a $1 fee on each purchase of a replacement lead-acid battery. As signed […]

Deadline For Winter Storm Damage Requests For Public Assistance Is April 15th

Deadline For Winter Storm Damage Requests For Public Assistance Is April 15th

Sacramento, CA… State agencies, local and tribal governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations, which sustained damage during severe winter storms from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23, have until April 15, 2017, to submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA). Submitting an RPA to the state is the first step in applying for funding under […]

How To file A Complaint Against Your Medicare Drug Or Health Plan: A Column By Greg Dill

How To file A Complaint Against Your Medicare Drug Or Health Plan: A Column By Greg Dill

San Francisco, CA…Having practiced pharmacy for many years, I often find myself talking to people about their Medicare prescription drug, or Part D, plans. People with Part D usually share their thoughts about a favorite pharmacy or pharmacist, or how their plan offers medicines at affordable prices. Sometimes they report problems with a Part D […]

CTA Human Rights Awards Go To Eight Educators Across State Who Transformed Communities, Students

CTA Human Rights Awards Go To Eight Educators  Across State Who Transformed Communities, Students

Burlingame, CA…Eight inspiring and dedicated educators from across the state are this year’s winners of the annual California Teachers Association’s Human Rights Awards for their outstanding dedication to promoting and protecting human and civil rights. “The passion and sense of justice and community involvement that these educators all show inspires them to make a difference […]

Daylight Time Switch Can Cause Driving Danger

Daylight Time Switch Can Cause Driving Danger

Sacramento, CA…When Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12, many motorists may find themselves short of sleep and a danger on the roadways. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants the public to be aware of the risks associated with drowsy driving. “When clocks are set forward in the spring, people often lose an hour of […]

Women’s March Organizers Promoting “A Day Without A Women” Tomorrow!

Women’s March Organizers Promoting “A Day Without A Women” Tomorrow!

Washington, DC…From the organizers: “On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making […]

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

Washington, DC…The revised and toned down Executive Order on travel restrictions has been issued from the White House. It is as follows: Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, […]

RCRC Members Outline Federal Priorities On Behalf Of California’s Rural Counties

RCRC Members Outline Federal  Priorities On Behalf Of California’s Rural Counties

Sacramento, CA…Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Officers, Members, and staff met with key federal policymakers and staff in Washington, D.C. this week to highlight current issues impacting California’s rural counties. The federal priorities for rural California include Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), wildfire suppression funding, reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and […]