State law also stipulates that your voter registration application must be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days prior to Election Day.
More than 200,000 people in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey Counties are expected to take part in Thursday's Great California ShakeOut. The vast majority of those are students.
The annual event is a way for families, schools, businesses, and government organizations to plan for the next "big one." This year, the earthquake simulation is set to take place at 10:16 a.m. PDT. Despite its name, people participate worldwide.
The man behind the Six Californias initiative says he will work to prove the signatures collected were valid. This, in response to the state's denial today to place the proposition on the November ballot in 2016.
Billionaire Timothy Draper released a statement this afternoon saying he's confident a full check will confirm there were more than enough valid signatures.
Officials in California are hoping Labor Day boaters will help keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels in check this Labor Day holiday weekend.
“Californians have a unique opportunity to enjoy numerous natural resources,” said California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham. “Doing your part to clean, drain and dry before heading out to recreate will help keep them free of quagga and zebra mussels, as well as other invasive species.”
Roughly 240 members of the California National Guard arrived at Camp Roberts Monday to being four days of intensive training on line-crew firefighting.
The guard supports the state's fire suppression efforts on an annual basis but not since 2007 has the need been great enough to warrant this level of training, said Captain Kara Siepmann.
"So that's about two days of classroom and two days in the field wearing their full protective equipment that Cal Fire issues them, and then they're ready to be deployed should the fire spark large enough to need them," said Siepmann.
There's a place up Highway One, just outside of San Francisco, that is the fourth richest area in the world for marine mammal life, according to the National Marine Sanctuaries of the West Coast. Pacifica California boasts some breathtaking panoramic vistas, hiking trails and expansive beaches plus a rich cultural heritage and bohemian personality. Travel correspondent, Molly Blaisdell takes us to Pacifica, to discover why it's a destination worth discovering.
The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations as the organization is experiencing a looming shortage this summer.
Since mid-May, the Red Cross has seen an eight percent drop in blood donations, about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The organization saw a large reduction this summer, particularly after Independence Day, which minimized the number of blood drives in early July.
Tony Briggs, a spokesperson for the Southern California division says the Red Cross gets a lot of blood from high school and college students.
The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained more than 24 thousand jobs in June, with education and health services seeing the largest increase. The state's construction industry saw the weakest growth.
Olga Hernandez is a research analyst for the department and says the unemployment rate is measured by the number of people who are not actively part of the labor force and who receive unemployment insurance.
The man behind a current effort to break up California into six different states says he has collected the necessary number of signatures to qualify the initiative for the November 2016 statewide ballot.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper and supporters of the Six California's campaign plan to submit the first batch of signatures Tuesday morning at the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 10:00 a.m.
The effort's website indicates the exact borders of the six states is still under consideration, asking for suggestions from visitors.
This November, California voters will decide who will serve in the state’s top offices, including Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State, among others.
California State Senator Alex Padilla is the current front-runner for the Secretary of State race, coming in first place among a crowded field in the June primary, filled primarily with Democrats. He too is a Democrat who currently represents the state's 20th Senate District, which includes much of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County.