San Diego, California - A new device that quickly turns a police officer's lethal pistol into a stun gun has been developed by Alternative Ballistics LP of San Diego, the Association of Mature American Citizens reports.

Five Points, California - S&W Seed Company, the largest ‘non-dormant’ alfalfa seed company in the world, and DuPont Pioneer, the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, today announced the closing of the previously disclosed acquisition by S&W of DuPont Pioneer’s alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as conventional (non-GMO) alfalfa germplasm, for a purchase price of up to $42 million.

Sacramento, California - The Sacramento Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeks assistance from the public to identify a woman whose body was found in the greater Seattle, Washington area more than 25 years ago. The King County Sheriff’s Office has been unable to reveal the woman’s true identity despite more than two decades of investigation and assistance from the FBI to follow a trail of false information.

Sacramento, California - A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation detected in Riverside County, in the Perris area.  Nine males, three mated females and nine larvae were detected between December 10 and 30th.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are working collaboratively on this project.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Sacramento, California - Next week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will take the oath of office as Governor of California, deliver his inaugural address and swear in Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court and Alex Padilla as California Secretary of State on Monday in Sacramento. On Tuesday, he will participate in the official California High-Speed Rail groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno and on Friday, Governor Brown will propose the 2015-16 budget in Sacramento.