Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids’ meal at a California restaurant, you’ll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SAN FRANCISCO | Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its “own damn satellite” into orbit to battle climate change. The man the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko famously dubbed “Gov. Moonbeam” made the announcement at the conclusion of a two-day climate summit he organized in San Francisco. Brown said … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

SAN FRANCISCO | California governor: Trump a fool on climate legacy

SAN FRANCISCO  — California Gov. Jerry Brown started his global climate summit Thursday by saying President Donald Trump will likely be remembered as a liar and a fool when it comes to the environment. Brown, a Democrat, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at a news conference on the first full day … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California governor: Trump a fool on climate legacy

San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on Governor Brown Signing California’s Clean Energy Legislation

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that puts California on the path to 100 percent clean electricity by the year 2045 by revising and accelerating renewable research target dates and issued an Executive Order, setting the state on track toward a carbon-free economy: … Continue reading San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on Governor Brown Signing California’s Clean Energy Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

SACRAMENTO, Calif  — California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approved the measure as he prepares to host a summit … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic fiction: ‘record’ GDP, jobs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don’t exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that’s not there and predicts a spectacular 5 percent annual growth rate in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic fiction: ‘record’ GDP, jobs

LAKEPORT, Calif. | Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and even … Continue reading LAKEPORT, Calif. | Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

REDDING, Calif.  | California fire burns homes, injures firefighters, civilians

REDDING, Calif.  — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Morthern California communities Thursday before reaching homes in the city of Redding, destroying dozens of structures and a historic schoolhouse, and causing burn injuries to civilians and firefighters, a state fire official said. Scott McLean, a CalFire spokesman for the crews battling the blaze, said … Continue reading REDDING, Calif.  | California fire burns homes, injures firefighters, civilians