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Press Releases

March 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Responding to a weekend decision by an employee of the California Public Utilities Commission to allow SoCalGas to dramatically expand the usage of Aliso Canyon, without public notice or Commission approval, Senator Stern questioned the basis of the decision.

In the News

February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in our nation’s history, State Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (LADA) have introduced the “Juvenile Gun Safety Act” (SB 1281) to close a loophole in California law that allows individuals who have committed violent offenses as minors to escape prosecution for illegally owning or possessing a firearm in violation of the law.

In the News

February 5, 2018

MALIBU, CA -- The Keeper of the National Register (National Park Service, Department of Interior) has listed Los Angeles' iconic Malibu surfing area in the National Register of Historic Places. This is the first National Register listing centered on surfing history and recognizes Malibu's worldwide contributions to the sport made in the years following World War II -- from surfboard design and production; to a distinct, relaxed, and "cool" style of surfing; to the beach of Gidget and the explosion of surfing's popularity.

Press Releases

February 1, 2018

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) announced a bill to expand conservatorships for California’s most vulnerable residents who cannot care for themselves and who are dying on our streets.

Press Releases

January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In his final State of the State address, Governor Jerry Brown warned that because of the increasing damage being wrought on Californians by climate change “we have to innovate constantly and create all manner of shelter, machines and creative technologies. That will continue, but only with ever greater public and private investment.” 

Press Releases

January 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In response the Aliso Canyon blowout in 2015, the largest natural gas disaster in US history, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released a report​ today analyzing the safety, viability and operational risks of the Southern California Gas Company’s controversial storage facilities and the 13 other major gas storage fields located throughout California.

Press Releases

October 23, 2017

Dear Governor Brown,

Two years ago today, the residents of the northern San Fernando Valley discovered what became the largest gas leak in US history in their own backyards.  Two years later we are faced with more questions than answers.  The precautionary principle militates towards the resumption of a moratorium on new gas injections and withdrawals until we have answered critical questions about ongoing health and safety risks.  More simply put: don’t start injecting until you finish inspecting.