Sacramento, California - Brent Douglas Cole, 61, was sentenced to 29 years and seven months in prison today for an assault on law enforcement officers by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr., announced U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner for the Eastern District of California.

Sacramento, California - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment analyzing the impacts of approving an exchange of up to 2,000 acre-feet of Level 2 refuge water for groundwater that will also result in up to 2,000 acre-feet of Incremental Level 4 refuge water for the fall of 2015.

San Jose, California - Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the seventh of nine new manufacturing institutes underway will invest $171 million in advancing next-generation flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing, fostering American leadership in manufacturing technologies from smart bandages to self-monitoring weapons systems to wearable devices.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced her support for State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to protect consumers from abusive debt buyer practices and help struggling Californians manage their personal debt and gain a fresh financial start.

San Diego, California - The youngest member of the bonobo troop at the San Diego Zoo could be seen playing, climbing ropes and rolling in the grass on Friday morning, today. The female, named Belle, is 20 months old and is one of four bonobos that arrived at the San Diego Zoo last month, from the Cincinnati Zoo. Bonobos live together in integrated family groups. Belle, her mother, older brother and sister integrated easily into the existing bonobo troop providing them the opportunity for the kind of social interaction they would have in the wild.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the following statement on SB 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, and SB 32, Climate Pollution Reduction Beyond 2020: