Sacramento, California - Leap Day! A day that comes only once every four years. For most of us, it simply means an extra 24 hours in still the shortest month. But for the rare few born on February 29 (>200,000 in the U.S.), it means but a single birthday every 1,461 days. Beyond an excuse for friends to skip out on gift obligations, it can complicate things on official levels, too. What happens when a leap year baby applies for their ID or driver license?

Sacramento, California - Southern California has switched to a summer gasoline formula. Northern California will start its switch in March. Usually that means consumers can anticipate a small increase in gas prices.

San Francisco, California - When Vice President Joe Biden dropped by UC San Francisco on Saturday for a wide-ranging discussion of the current state of cancer research, UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna was on hand to emphasize the need to fund basic research as well as clinical research.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today lauded bipartisan managed care organization (MCO) financing legislation – SBX2-2, ABX2-1 and AB 133 – passed by both houses of the Legislature, that will result in a net tax cut, maintain more than $1 billion in critical federal funds, reduce debt by more than $400 million and direct approximately $300 million in new funding to help those with developmental disabilities. These bills will be signed as soon as they reach the Governor’s desk.

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) released the following statement on AB 2x-1 and SB 2x-2 Managed Care Organization (MCO) Funding:

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: