Sacramento, California - The same weather radar technology used to predict rain is now giving UC researchers the ability to track wild birds that could carry the avian influenza virus. Avian influenza, which kills chickens, turkeys and other birds, can take a significant economic toll on the poultry industry. In 2014-15, the United States experienced its worst bird flu outbreak in history, resulting in more than 48 million birds dying in 15 states, including California.

Sacramento, California - The USDA has  announced that 88 high-impact projects across the U.S. will receive nearly a quarter billion dollars in federal funding as part of the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In addition, partners have proposed to contribute up to an additional $500 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen to the California Public Utilities Commission, replacing Michael Florio and Catherine Sandoval whose six-year terms expire on January 1, 2017.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Kira L. Klatchko to a judgeship in the Riverside County Superior Court.

Sacramento, California - California leads nation in direct food sales:

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Gus Correa Barrera II to a judgeship in the San Joaquin County Superior Court.