The following may be attributed to CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray, Cal OES Director and Homeland Security Advisor Mark Ghilarducci and California National Guard Adjutant General David Baldwin: Following the events that unfolded in our nation’s capital last week and subsequent information from federal law enforcement officials, our agencies want to …continue reading

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in partnership with State’s Districts Attorney’s and the US Attorney’s Office continue to investigate and remediate fraud within state and federal unemployment insurance programs. Under the guidance of this state level coordination group, new safeguards have already been put in place to …continue reading

Taking action to maintain life-preserving healthcare system capacity amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Health and Human Services Agency formally requested the deployment of 500 additional federal medical personnel into the state to staff hospitals, skilled nursing …continue reading

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced today the launch of a public awareness campaign to educate all California residents about California’s innovative earthquake warning system — Earthquake Warning California. The campaign, “Don’t Get Caught Off Guard,” directs Californians to no-cost tools, resources, and information, including the …continue reading

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an emergency proclamation to free up additional energy capacity amid extreme temperatures across California. The proclamation permits power plants to generate more power by suspending certain permitting requirements, helping to alleviate the heat-induced demands on the state’s energy grid. Facilities are required to report any …continue reading

As the West Coast continues to experience a widespread heatwave, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is highlighting ways Californians can conserve energy this week to avoid temporary energy service interruptions. Cal OES is also encouraging all Californians to take steps now to prepare themselves and their …continue reading

The California Department of Motor Vehicles issues two types of driver's license: standard ("Federal Limits Apply:) and compliant.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will resume administering behind-the-wheel drive tests beginning Friday, June 26. In-vehicle testing – a requirement for first-time driver license holders and commercial license applicants – has been suspended since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV will automatically reschedule all canceled drive test …continue reading

The State of California continues to work in partnership with the federal government to aid in the safe return of passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship. The entire mission is centered around protecting the health of the passengers, and ensuring that when the passengers disembark, the public health of …continue reading