Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will host the 86th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 7th on the West Steps of the State Capitol.

Indio, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two women last night, suspected of smuggling narcotics in their vehicle.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement with DIRECTV to resolve allegations that its California facilities unlawfully disposed of large volumes of hazardous waste – including hazardous batteries, electronic devices, and aerosols – and committed additional violations stemming from the mismanagement of such items. These acts constitute violations of California’s Hazardous Waste Control Law, and of California’s Unfair Competition Law, as such conduct gives DIRECTV a competitive advantage over other regulated entities that are complying with the law.

Washington, DC - Today, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of California by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency protective measures undertaken in the State of California as a result of wildfires beginning on October 8, 2017, and continuing.

Santa Barbara, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Wednesday announced a $2 million settlement with Cottage Health System and its affiliated hospitals in California resolving allegations that they failed to implement basic, reasonable safeguards to protect patient medical information in violation of state and federal privacy laws. The settlement requires Cottage to maintain security practices and procedures to protect patients’ medical information from unauthorized access or disclosure. This settlement follows two separate data breach incidents by Cottage Health where more than 50,000 patients’ medical information was made publicly available online.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, November 23, 2017, as Thanksgiving Day in the State of California.