Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee (CFMAC). 

Fresno, California - West Side farmer John Diener had flash of inspiration. Why not plant butternut squash? Diener is a long-time research cooperator with UC Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Mitchell, who has studied innovative, sustainable farming practices for 21 years at the UC West Side Research and Extension Center under four different treatments: no-till plus cover crops, no-till with no cover crops, conventionally tilled with cover crops and conventionally tilled without cover crops.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday announced that he has granted 22 pardons, 13 commutations and four medical reprieves.

Fresno, California - As part of an ongoing concerted effort by local and federal law enforcement to address the significant uptick in violent crime in the City of Fresno, a federal grand jury returned indictments Thursday against two Fresno residents with being a felon in possession of either a firearm or ammunition, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

San Francisco, California - James Calvert was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for distribution and receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Susan Illston, U.S. District Judge. 

San Jose, California - Annie Corbett has been charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud local county governments of funds entrusted to her for the benefit of foster children, announced U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson; FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig Fair; Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Kareem Carter; and U.S. Department Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) Special Agent in Charge Steven J. Ryan.