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CHP Officers Honored at White House for Heroic Actions

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SACRAMENTO — Three California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice earlier today in Washington, D.C. The award presented to CHP Officers Ryan Smith, Vince Mendoza and retired CHP Officer Robert Paul is considered the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. ...

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CHP Commissioner Ray Issues Statement

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement on the arrest of three suspects charged with murder in a freeway shooting in Bakersfield: “I offer my condolences to the victim’s family and all those impacted by this senseless act of freeway violence. The CHP remains steadfast in its commitment to reducing violent crimes ...

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Caltrans Awards $34.7 Million

Caltrans Awards $34.7 Million to Plan Sustainable Transportation Projects in Local Communities SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced today it is awarding $34.7 million in state and federal funds to cities, counties, tribes and transit agencies throughout California – including $25 million funded by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – to plan sustainable transportation projects that reduce ...

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Another Fatal Accident on Highway 41

A two-car accident on Hwy. 41 claims the life of a 24-year-old male. MADERA – On March 14, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Merced Communication Center (MCC) received a call of a traffic collision on State Route 41, north of Road 406, with medical personnel responding. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Madera Area responded to the scene ...

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Ask the DMV – What is a REAL ID?

New federal regulations are headed our way that will affect air travel in Spring 2023.  SACRAMENTO – If you have not yet applied for your REAL ID, be aware that federal requirements for travel will soon go into effect, making this the last spring break you can travel without one! Starting May 2023, you will need to show a REAL ...

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Governor Appoints New CAL FIRE Director

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Tyler succeeds Thomas Porter, who retired in December of 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom appoints Joe Tyler as the 22nd CAL FIRE Director in the Department’s 137-year history. Joe Tyler will lead CAL FIRE, California’s statewide fire agency overseeing an appropriated budget of $3.7 billion and more than 9,600 civilian and uniformed staff who responded to more than 535,000 emergencies ...

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CALTRANS Commits to Eliminate Deaths and Serious Injuries

Caltrans Director’s Policy Commits to Safe System Approach to Eliminate Deaths and Serious Injuries on California Roadways SACRAMENTO — Building on its longstanding commitment to safety, Caltrans today is unveiling a new Director’s Policy on Road Safety which commits the department to the Safe System approach and reaffirms the vision of reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries on state highways ...

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Valley Air District Takes Action

Valley Air District Takes Action to Accept $36.5 Million in State Funding to Deploy Zero-emission Trucks in the Valley  The Valley Air District took action today to accept over $36.5 million in new California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) funding to deploy 100 zero-emission battery electric Class 8 trucks and install supporting fast-charging infrastructure in the ...

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$312 Million in Clean California Projects to Beautify and Revitalize Public Spaces Throughout the State

SACRAMENTO – As part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s landmark $1.1 billion Clean California initiative, Caltrans is awarding $312 million for 126 beautification projects along the state highway system – including ten projects in District 10. Designed to foster cultural connections and civic pride, the projects are expected to generate 3,600 jobs as part of the multiyear initiative led by Caltrans ...

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CAL FIRE Accepting Wildfire Resilience Grant Applications

CAL FIRE NOW ACCEPTING WILDFIRE RESILIENCE BLOCK GRANT APPLICATIONS $10 million in funding available to support private forestland owners SACRAMENTO – CAL FIRE is announcing up to $10 million in funding available for Wildfire Resilience Block Grants. Funding to support private forestland owners is provided through the Budget Act of 2021 and supports California’s goals of improved forest health, resilience ...

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