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California Democrats Announce $200,000 Investment to Strengthen Party’s Voter Outreach Efforts

California Democrats

“Mobilize, Organize, Elect” Will Support Progressive Victories in 2016 SACRAMENTO – In an effort to strengthen grassroots democracy, the California Democratic Party announced a $200,000 contribution from Tom Steyer to strengthen grassroots democracy and boost voter turnout in 2016. Steyer’s contribution will fund “Mobilize, Organize, Elect,” a digital organizing tool to drive voter engagement and […]

January 24th, 2016 | Posted in Van Nuys News | Read More »

As Massive Methane Leak Continues, Porter Ranch Community Meets with Judiciary Panel

Porter Ranch Gas Leak

By Rosemary Jenkins A few days ago, the extended Porter Ranch community had the opportunity to meet with the independent judiciary panel that is under the umbrella of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The purpose was the abatement-ask for the ongoing toxic gas exposure from Aliso Canyon. The panel is very much like […]

January 17th, 2016 | Posted in Van Nuys News | Read More »

From Flint to Porter Ranch: When Utilities Get It Wrong

Water Crisis In Flint

By Rosemary Jenkins Water, Water Everywhere…Not a Drop to Drink It struck me that what we are witnessing at Porter Ranch’s Aliso Canyon is in some ways an echo of the disaster transpiring contemporaneously in Flint, Michigan. It is imperative, however, that we not repeat here the devastation that has been allowed to transpire there. […]

January 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured/Main article | Read More »

Congressman Sherman: “Maximize Gas Withdrawal at Leak Site”

BJS-Clinton

Urges Governor to Direct SoCalGas to Deplete their Well SHERMAN OAKS, CA — Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to direct the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to maximize the daily withdrawal of natural gas, and not limit that extraction based on how much SoCalGas can sell. […]

January 15th, 2016 | Posted in Featured/Main article | Read More »

SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Hillary Clinton

SEIU Local 1000 Members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families. SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—After members conducted a rigorous endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a leader who will stand up for the working moms and dads building […]

January 11th, 2016 | Posted in Featured/Main article | Read More »

Visit California Encourages Travelers To Catch The Winter Wave

Ski Mammoth

SACRAMENTO, CA — It’s shaping up to be a great season at California’s winter resorts, with a new series of storms expected to bring a healthy dose of snow to the Sierra Nevada this holiday season. Early season storms have already resulted in an above-average snowpack in the Sierra, building a great base for winter snow […]

January 6th, 2016 | Posted in Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

Experience British History, Culture, Vikings & Chocolate In England’s Favorite Northern City

The Shambles In York

A trip to York in the United Kingdom has it all, including medieval minsters and Guy Fawkes, cobbled stone streets and a dungeon. By George Christopher Thomas, Travel Writer YORK, UNITED KINGDOM — I had heard of this city for decades. After all, one of the most famous places in America is New York … […]

January 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Travel | Read More »

Mayor Garcetti’s Statement On Gov. Brown’s Order On Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Mayor Eric Garcetti

“The people of Porter Ranch have been suffering too long in the shadow of the ongoing environmental disaster in Aliso Canyon, and the City of Los Angeles has been doing everything in its power to help residents cope with its effects. I spoke with Gov. Brown to ask for an emergency declaration, and I’m grateful […]

January 6th, 2016 | Posted in Van Nuys News | Read More »

Congressman Sherman Commends Gov. Brown on Declaring ‘State of Emergency’

Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Encourages Governor to Direct SoCalGas to Deplete their Well SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA — Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) commended Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to declare a state of emergency regarding the leaking gas well at Southern California Gas Co.’s (“SoCalGas”) storage facility above Porter Ranch. Congressman Sherman’s staff informally urged Governor Brown’s office to […]

January 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured/Main article | Read More »

California’s Tourism Industry Rings In 2016 With Big Milestones And Major Openings

Polar Bear In San Diego

Celebrations Make 2016 a Great Time to Visit California, from the National Park Service Centennial and Major Resort Openings to New Blockbuster Theme Park Experiences SACRAMENTO, CA — For many visitors, a trip to California marks a true milestone, whether it’s climbing El Capitan at Yosemite, skiing hard-core trails at Mammoth Lakes, taking a selfie […]

January 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured/Main article | Read More »

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