Sacramento, California - What California industry directly employs more than 104,000 people with a ripple effect that supports an additional 285,000 full-time jobs in retail, construction and other sectors?

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Thursday announced the arrest of 47 individuals; seizure of 36 firearms, including assault weapons; and seizure of 12 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin, 120 pounds of marijuana, 60 pounds of cocaine, and $35,000 in criminal proceeds as part of a takedown of gang members in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas called on the Trump Administration to enforce and keep in place the Waste Prevention Rule. The Rule went into effect on January 17, 2017. It requires oil and natural gas producers to cut wasteful leakage of methane on federal lands. In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Attorney General Becerra underscored that eliminating key provisions of the Rule would be arbitrary and capricious as well as contrary to BLM’s statutory mandate to prevent waste and ensure the safe and responsible development of oil and gas resources on public lands.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a proclamation that declares Saturday, November 11, 2017, as Veterans Day in the State of California.

Indio, California - As workers harvest dates across the Coachella Valley, growers and researchers are undertaking another huge task: Preventing a two-inch, invasive pest from boring into the palm trees that bear the sticky, sweet fruit.

Sacramento, California - I was pleased to travel to Modesto on Sunday, to meet with USDA secretary Sonny Perdue on his first official visit to California!  We had a great discussion about Farm Bill programs important to California and other issues like Ag workforce needs, the critical priority of trade, the reasonable implementation of food safety laws, water reliability, and environmental standards that manage to avoid stifling innovation.