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Yearly Archives: 2016

DWR Issues Update to State’s “Go-To” Groundwater Publication

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today issued an interim update to its Bulletin 118 series, California’s Groundwater, with key information to help local agencies meet requirements and deadlines under the historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) enacted in 2014

November pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

Pending home sales dropped from both the previous month and last year in November, indicating that the robust sales registered in November will likely not be repeated in the months ahead, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

More Than 700 Homeless Veterans Enrolled So Far in ‘Housing Our Heroes’ Campaign

Standing in front of an apartment complex housing veterans in North Park, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, City Councilmember Chris Ward and San Diego Housing Commission President & CEO Richard C. Gentry today announced more than 700 homeless veterans have now been enrolled in

State Water Project Allocation Increased to 45 Percent

With reservoirs rising from December storms, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today boosted its early-season estimate of next year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply from 20 to 45 percent of most requests.

Silicon Valley REALTORS® Create Scholarship Endowment for Student Veterans at Foothill-De Anza Colleges

At the presentation marking the creation of “The John Tripp-Silicon Valley REALTORS® Veterans Scholarship Endowment” for student veterans of De Anza and Foothill Colleges were (left to right) Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Board Director Katherine Frey, SILVAR President Karen Trolan, President-elect Denise Welsh, De Anza College Development Director Dennis Cima, Dean of the Disability Resource Center & Veterans Programs at Foothill College Teresa Ong, Foothill-De Anza Colleges Foundation Executive Director Tess Chandler, and Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation President Eileen Giorgi

Man Charged with Sucker-Punching Homeless Victim at Hollywood Metro Station

A 32-year-old man was charged today with assaulting a transient at a Metro station in Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. James Anthony Hanson (dob 1/27/84) of Culver City faces one felony count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.

November existing home sales and median price accelerate from year ago

Following last year’s new mortgage industry regulations that delayed some escrow closings, double-digit annual sales increases across every major region of the state propelled California existing home sales higher in November on a year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

DWR Commissions Its New Research Vessel; the Sentinel Will Beat Forefront of Water Quality

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today commissioned a new research vessel as a state-of-the-art replacement for the San Carlos, which since America’s bicentennial year has been monitoring water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and upper San Francisco Estuary.

Costa Announces That California Water Legislation Has Been Enacted into Law

Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act was signed by the President and enacted into law.  The WIIN Act includes language to assist in reducing the impacts of California’s drought crisis and to build additional long-term drought resiliency
Congressman Ed Royce

Reps. Royce and Sewell Urge Alternative Credit Score Consideration by GSEs

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), members of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following joint statement in reaction to today's release of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) 2017 Scorecard

Four Northern California Real Estate Investors Convicted of Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A federal jury yesterday convicted four real estate investors for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in Alameda County, California, the Department of Justice announced.

2nd Annual West Coast Mayors Summit Addresses Infrastructure and Resiliency

Mayors gathered to discuss their shared commitment to upgrade and protect our cities’ aging infrastructure and improve resiliency for our communities against the threat of natural and human-made disasters. This is the second day of discussions at the 2nd annual West Coast Mayors Summit hosted in San Francisco

Financial Services Members Move the Needle Forward on Housing Finance Reform

Thursday, two bills were introduced by a bipartisan group of members on the House Financial Services Committee to lay the groundwork for housing finance reform next Congress -- H.R. 6500, the Moving Housing Forward Act, introduced by Congressmen John K. Delaney (D-MD), John Carney (D-DE), and Jim Himes (D-CT) and H.R. 6487, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Actintroduced by Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). Both proposals seek to address issues in housing finance through pilot programs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Costa, Local Ag Leaders Urge Senate to Pass California Water Legislation

Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) and Valley water and agriculture leaders held a press conference to urge the United States Senate to support the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act with language to assist in reducing the impacts of California’s drought crisis and to build additional long-term drought resiliency
Congressman Ed Royce

Landmark California Drought Relief Legislation Heads to Senat

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) voted for S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, legislation to alleviate water shortages in California. The landmark compromise is the result of negotiations between California House Republicans and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and will now be considered in the U.S. Senate.
Douglas L. LaMalfa

Rep. LaMalfa Supports Government Funding Measure, California Water Agreement Passed by House

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of measures to fund federal government operations and modernize California’s water supply system. H.R. 2028 funds federal government operations at a $1.07 trillion level, $132 billion less than when LaMalfa first took office, and was passed on a 326-96 vote. S.612, which will improve water supply throughout California and accelerates the construction of projects like Sites Reservoir, passed on a 360-61 vote. Both bills are expected to be considered in the Senate rapidly

REP. THOMPSON STATEMENT ON INCLUSION OF CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA WATER PROVISION IN THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE...

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement today in response to the inclusion of a controversial California water provision in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN)

Rep. Peters Brings Resources to Enhance San Diego Water Security

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a bipartisan bill that will bring millions of dollars to the San Diego region to improve water security and drought mitigation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a comprehensive water bill that decides water infrastructure projects and policy for the next two years, authorizes projects in the San Diego region and allocates federal funds for water desalination, recycling, and storage projects to support drought-ridden southern California.

WRDA – A Critical Moment for Tahoe and the West

It provides for $335 million for desperately needed surface water storage. It opens a new era of hatcheries to provide for burgeoning populations of endangered fish species. It adds flexibility to management of New Melones Reservoir and water transfers to assure water can be more efficiently moved to where it is most needed. It adds strong protection to Northern California area of origin water rights. It expedites review and approval of new projects. It updates flood control management criteria to make better use of our existing reservoirs.

Valadao Releases Statement Following Drought Agreement

U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the below statement following an agreement between the House and Senate regarding California water provisions. The legislative language will be included in the FY2017 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which is scheduled to be considered by the House and Senate this week

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Napolitano’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Attack on Clean Water

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new proposal—claiming it to be pro-industry—which would weaken federal clean water rules, putting at risk the health and safety of millions of Americans