Whiskeytown, California - Law enforcement rangers from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management and Wardens from California Department of Fish and Wildlife located and destroyed two large marijuana cultivation sites within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The first raid took place in the Crystal Creek drainage where two men were found sleeping in their barbed wire protected "camp." Some 7,680 plants were removed and over 3,000 pounds of garbage was flown out utilizing a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter.

Los Angeles, California - They helped out on fire recovery after a blaze ripped through Calabasas. Habitat restoration was performed in Griffith Park in L.A. and on Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park. A taste for science was acquired by sampling dragonfly larvae for a national air pollution project. And those were just some of their job duties during the first half of their summer jobs.

Stanford, California - Strained by drought in recent years, California desperately needs more resilient water supplies. An affordable solution that provides a wide range of benefits is within reach, according to a new Stanford study.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:

Sacramento, California - The California State Fair has completed its annual 17-day run at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Here are some numbers of note.

Sacramento, California - As Californians, we are lucky to live in one of the most agriculturally productive places in the world, producing the variety we need for a well-balanced diet. We are constantly reminded of this as we travel through the diverse microclimates of the state and witness everything from tomatoes to roaming cattle to almond orchards.