Sacramento, California - Given increased statewide and local capacity to respond to COVID-19, including stronger preparedness, continued stability in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, as well as increased ability to provide personal protective equipment to workers in essential sectors, the California Department of Public Health announced today a new attestation opportunity for counties to move through Stage 2, opening additional sectors of their economy at their own pace.

San Francisco, California - San Francisco restauranteur Nick James Bovis has agreed to cooperate with a federal investigation and to plead guilty to honest services wire fraud and wire fraud charges alleged in a newly-filed criminal information, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett of the San Francisco Division.  The parties have requested that a hearing be scheduled on Thursday, May 21, 2020, before the Hon. William H. Orrick, United States District Judge, to allow the defendant to plead guilty to the charges by videoconference.

San Francisco, California - Rodrigo Santos was charged in a criminal complaint with bank fraud in connection with a scheme to divert into his personal bank account funds that his clients intended to be paid to the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (“DBI”) and other city departments, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. 

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom submitted a revised 2020-2021 budget proposal to the State Legislature today.

Sacramento, California - Monica Nunes, 40, of formerly of Rancho Cordova, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. 

San Diego, California - Rendezvous in the Zoo (R·I·T·Z), the premier fundraising gala for San Diego Zoo Global, is going virtual for 2020—and this year, the public is invited to participate for free, from the comfort of home. The Roaring Twenties: Puttin’ on the R·I·T·Z—GONE VIRTUAL speakeasy event will provide online guests with a multitude of exciting activities, including an online silent auction, guest appearances by San Diego Zoo’s Rady Animal Ambassadors, toe-tapping music from Wayne Foster Entertainment, stories about wildlife and updates on the organization’s worldwide conservation efforts, and other fun surprises.