Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that empowers schools to focus on responding to COVID-19 and to provide transparency to their communities.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday announced that most private student loan servicers have agreed to provide payment and other relief to borrowers, including more than 1.1 million Californians with privately held student loans. He also signed an executive order to stop debt collectors from garnishing COVID-19-related financial assistance.

San Diego, California - Please join the San Diego Zoo - American Treasure Earth Day 2020 San Diego Zoo virtual Tour. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, San Diego Zoo Global is launching a Virtual Earth Day Celebration, where online visitors can participate in fun activities and gain access to educational resources—all while learning ways to better co-exist with nature.

San Diego, California - Dr. Jennings Ryan Staley, a licensed physician and the operator of Skinny Beach Med Spa in San Diego, was charged Thursday with mail fraud in connection with the sale of what he described as a “100%” cure for COVID-19 that he said would render customers immune to the virus for at least six weeks.   Staley is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court tomorrow at 2 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt.

Santa Ana, California - The pastor of the Westminster-based Church of the Healthy Self has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges that he orchestrated a church-based investment scam that took in more than $33 million, United States Attorney Nick Hanna announced Friday.

Sacramento, California - Last week, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez ordered the final forfeiture of $3.9 million in private jet shares bringing the total court-ordered forfeiture this year to more than $54 million related to the DC Solar Ponzi scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.