Sacramento, California - As we publish this report, CDFA has just begun its centennial year. The story of California agriculture over the past century is a tale of growth and success.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing one mid-term vacancy on the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board (IHAB).

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the death of Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh:

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment Thursday against Carlos Villa-Lozano, 30, and Paulina Silva Aguilar, 32, both of Fresno, charging them with aiming the beam of a laser pointer at a California Highway Patrol aircraft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Villa-Lozano was also charged separately with making false statements to an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations.

San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a superseding indictment charging Marcus Etienne, a.k.a. Hitler, Mario Robinson, and Burte Gucci Rhodes, a.k.a. Moeshawn, with murder-for-hire, a number of firearms and drug distribution offenses, and related crimes, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett and Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Tara Sullivan.  Etienne and Robinson also are charged with racketeering conspiracy.