Sacramento, California - Through funding from the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Now is the Time Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education for State Educational Agencies (NITT-AWARE-SEA) grant, the California Department of Education (CDE) will develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated partnership with multiple service systems to help address critical mental health needs of California's kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) students.

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California - NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring January 30, 2015, as Fred Korematsu Day in the State of California.

Sacramento, California - An effort to double California grower contributions to food banks is underway.

Sacramento, California - The California State Fair is expanding its commercial competitions for 2015 to include a competition for extra virgin olive oil. Of all the olive oil produced in the United States, California produces 99 percent of it.

Sacramento, California - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), working in coordination with California agricultural officials, has declared the Red Palm Weevil eradicated from the Laguna Beach area of Orange County.