Stanford, California - Pharmaceuticals, personal care products, herbicides and flame retardants are increasingly showing up in waterways. New Stanford research finds that a natural, low-cost solution - clams and mussels - may already exist for these contaminants of emerging concern, or CECs.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to put a comprehensive water bond before voters this November.

Napa, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in in the North Coast Enforcement District (NCED). Interested residents in, but not limited to, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Mendocino, San Francisco and western Solano counties are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stanford, California - News coverage of recent milestones in gay rights routinely includes images of happy same-sex couples kissing in celebration.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health today launched its Open Data Portal, which will allow user-friendly access to the data it collects about important public health issues. This data can be used to craft solutions to public health concerns while providing more transparency in government.

Port Hueneme, California - Fourteen Sailors stationed at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Southern California rededicated themselves to military service with Adm. Jon Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), opening an all-hands call question and answer session at Needham Theater Aug. 4.

Sacramento, California - California now has a total of 125 state-owned and state-leased buildings that are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.