Los Angeles, California - Three UCLA professors were awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation — Nile Green, professor of history; Eleanor Kaufman, professor of comparative literature; and Stefania Tutino, professor of history and Italian.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement following the publication of a quarterly report on DACA applications filed by the federal government. Last night by court order, United Citizenship and Immigration Services produced data on the number of DACA applications that have been renewed or await a pending decision as a result of the nationwide injunction California AG Becerra secured in January. As a result of the injunction, the court ordered the federal government to publish updated statistics, which revealed that at least 30,000 Dreamers have been able to renew their DACA status and secure two more years of DACA protection. In addition, approximately 30,000 DACA applications remain pending.

Yosemite Valley, California - Yosemite National Park experienced significant impacts from a strong storm that came in from the Pacific. Impacts included 2 to 4 feet of water on roads within Yosemite Valley, impacts to the electrical system, and impacts to water systems. As water levels recede, the park will assess conditions throughout this evening and into tomorrow morning. If conditions permit, all roads leading into Yosemite Valley and all roads in Yosemite Valley will open today, at noon.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published in the Federal Register a final decision to establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for California. The proposed FMMO would incorporate the entire state of California. The final decision is based on the evidentiary record of a public hearing held in Clovis, Calif., from September to November 2015. A recommended decision regarding the proposed program was published Feb. 14, 2017.

Palmdale, California - NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.

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