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

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 - 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.

Los Angeles, California - A West Hollywood man was taken into federal custody Wednesday in relation to new fraud charges that alleged he participated in a series of scams while free on bond and after pleaded guilty in a prior federal case.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Monday announced that the White House has approved California's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, submitted yesterday, to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover from devastating fires burning in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Los Angeles, California - A former Dunbar Armored employee has pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy and bank theft charges contained in a grand jury indictment that alleges a scheme to smuggle $300,000 in cash out of Dunbar’s storage facility in Vernon.