Sacramento, California - CDFA and the USDA are continuing their joint project to eradicate a recent outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) in Southern California. Detections have occurred at a small number of properties in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Sacramento, California - Today, the Senate Governmental Organization Committee voted to approve Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) legislative proposal designating Cathedral City’s LGBT Veteran Memorial as the state’s official LGBT Veteran Memorial. AB 2439 would make California the first state to dedicate a memorial recognizing the service of LGBT veterans.

Riverside, California - Southern Californians are being urged this summer to help fight a disease that threatens to wipe out the state’s iconic citrus by sharing fruit with friends, family and coworkers only after thoroughly washing it and removing the leaves.

Fresno, California - Elias Muhammad, 21, of Fresno, was arraigned Thursday for a two-count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. A federal grand jury returned the indictment against him on May 24, 2018.

Sacramento, California - On Monday, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury found Saber A. Shehadeh, 75, of Sacramento, guilty of three counts of mail fraud related to an arson fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Shehadeh was remanded into custody following the verdict.

Fresno, California - Jarrod M. Langford, 26, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.