Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, holds a press conference outside of the Capitol Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Oroville Dam evacuations and the passage of his bill to tighten dam inspection standards. Lawmakers unanimously approved Gallagher's Assembly Bill 1270 earlier in the day.
Sites Reservoir is a $5.1 billion project that would take water piped from the Sacramento River 14 miles away, and store 1.8 million acre-feet of water for participating water agencies throughout the Sacramento Valley and as far away as Southern California. Sacramento Valley Water provides the flyover video of the land where the reservoir would sit.
Both California and federal law allow family leave to bond with a new child or to care for a sick relative, but there are key differences. Here’s what you should know if you’re considering using the programs.
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, the head of the robotic Ursula on a "Little Mermaid" ride at Disney's California Adventure became partially detached from the body of the animatronic. Those on the ride watched as the cranium dangled off the moving body of the villian.
Two adult female bears whose paws suffered burns during December’s California wildfires underwent treatment for their injuries, involving the application of sterilized fish skin to the affected areas. The two bears, one of which was pregnant, along with a young mountain lion with less severe burns, were treated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) after the Thomas Fire burned through Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
According to the CDFW, the bears’ burns were treated with homemade salve and sterilized fish skin, which contains collagen that aids and speeds the healing process. The bears also received acupuncture and laser therapy treatment.The bears were transported and released back into the wild in Southern California. The CDFW plan to monitor the bears using GPS collars and field cameras.