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Special Spring Tours At Hearst Castle

CALIFORNIA — Historic and beautiful Hearst Castle is now offering new tours for a limited time, so interested visitors may want to book a trip now. Along with six tours already available, two have been added specifically for the spring season: a guided tour of the gardens, as well as a semi-private, special focus tour entitled “Hearst and Hollywood.” The ...

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Deadline Approaching To Register To Vote

CALIFORNIA – With the June 3 primary election fast approaching, so is the deadline to register to vote. May 19 is the last day residents can register to vote in the upcoming election. Registration can be done online or residents can pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices or ...

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CHP Invites Women To Join Their Ranks

CALIFORNIA – The California Highway Patrol is looking for a few good women, and will be hosting a “Women in Law Enforcement” seminar to reach out to those who are interested in “diversity, challenges and opportunities.” The CHP Central Division Recruitment Unit invites interested women to attend a seminar to learn how to become a part of their professional organization.

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Stop The Number One Killer Of Teens

SACRAMENTO – After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on the road and off, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It’s time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared? The CHP wants to help you mold your young adult into a safe and capable driver.

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Cal Fire Director Honors Command Center Personnel

CALIFORNIA – In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott is taking this opportunity to thank all of the personnel at Cal Fire’s 21 Emergency Command Centers (ECC), Northern and Southern Operation Centers and the Sacramento Command Center for their continued efforts to preserve the public’s safety.

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

SACRAMENTO – With Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday. Mar. 9, Cal Fire officials are reminding all Californians to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, however nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.

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Comment Period Open On Frog & Toad Designation

SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released a draft economic analysis of its proposal to designate 1,831,820 acres of critical habitat in California for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and the Yosemite toad. The draft economic analysis estimates the costs associated with the designation of critical habitat ...

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Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency

SAN FRANCISCO – With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s ...

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2014 Snow Survey Shows Alarmingly Dry Conditions

California Braces for Possible Third Dry YearSACRAMENTO – As California’s dry weather pushes into the new year, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced that its first snow survey of the winter found more bare ground than snow. Manual and electronic readings record the snowpack’s statewide water content at about 20 percent of average for this time of year.

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State Parks Begins 150th Year With New Year's Day Hikes

SACRAMENTO — This New Year’s Day 2014, California State Parks will commemorate their 150th Anniversary with several First Day Hikes planned across the state. On Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, 31 state parks will offer 38 different hikes, including hikes in the redwoods, the deserts and along the coast and beaches, as well as a paddle hike, and other activities.

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