Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced today a jury verdict in favor of the State against individuals who fraudulently solicited charitable donations under the pretext of assisting wounded veterans and their families and instead illegally enriched themselves with the donated funds. In April 2017, Attorney General Becerra filed a lawsuit alleging that the operators committed fraud against California donors.  Following trial, the jury awarded nearly $8.8 million to the state against defendants Matthew G. Gregory and spouse Danella J. Gregory, their adult children Matthew J. Gregory and Gina D. Gregory, and their business Gregory Motorsports.

Washington, DC - "We will do everything in our power to support and protect our fellow citizens in harm’s way." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Sacramento, California - CDFA has issued draft regulations for industrial hemp cultivation in California and is accepting public comments through December 24.

Chico, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today surveyed wildfire damage in Butte County, held a briefing at the Incident Command Post in Chico with state, local and federal officials – including U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, FEMA Administrator Brock Long and the state’s top fire and emergency management officials – and issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that continue to burn across the state.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Joshua Groban as his choice for associate justice of the California Supreme Court.

Sacramento, California - For the second time in several years eradication of a vicious agricultural pest was achieved in the United States (and California) as the cotton industry hails elimination of the pink bollworm, a destructive pest that threatened to wipe out the U.S. cotton industry.