Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Tuesday announced that Avalon Care Center-Sonora, a Tuolumne County skilled nursing facility, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and an $80,000 fine.

Sacramento, California - Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in atmospheric chemistry at the University of California San Diego, received the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board May 18. The awards have since their inception in 2001 recognized individuals for career accomplishments in improving air quality in a number of categories.

Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab caught along the California coast.

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission approved a series of projects today that will help buildings become more energy efficient, enable research to improve the electrical system and provide direct energy savings to communities.

Stanford, California - Scientists have long studied the role that free radicals play in freshwater because of how these charged compounds affect the chemistry of our drinking water. The special nature of these processes in saltwater ecosystems, however, has been poorly understood.

Berkeley, California - UC Berkeley’s Jepson Herbarium has teamed up with the California Native Plant Society to help homeowners across the state replace lawns and other water-thirsty plants with native California plant species.

Lemoore, California - The commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center West (FRC West) at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, was relieved of his duties yesterday due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.