Sacramento, California - Dozer the Detector Dog made an appearance at the State Capitol yesterday to encourage legislators and staff to attend California Ag Day at the Capitol March 20, 2018.

Escondido, California - Moka, a young male Bengal tiger cub that had been brought to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park last August by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officers, underwent emergency surgery on Tuesday. The cub, which has been closely monitored by animal care staff since his arrival, recently began showing increased signs of ill health; and imaging studies indicated a serious health concern arising from intestinal adhesions. A specialist was called in, and an emergency surgery was performed to correct the malformations.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 32nd Senate District of the State of California on August 7, 2018. The primary for this special election will be held on June 5, 2018.

San Diego, California - A paralegal specialist for the San Diego Division of the FBI pleaded guilty today to embezzling nearly $160,000 in government funds, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge James K. Cheng of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General’s Los Angeles Field Division.

Sacramento, California - March 5-9 is Food Waste Prevention Week

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Californians throw out around 5.6 million tons of food every year, accounting for about 18 percent of the state’s waste stream. In fact, an estimated 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste, the equivalent of tossing $165 billion into landfills each year.

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions' legal action against the State of California: