Los Angeles, California - A public official in Los Angeles County’s Internal Services Department and the electrical contractor from whom he accepted nearly $300,000 in bribes have both agreed to plead guilty to bribery and tax charges.

Washington, DC - Mark Steven Domingo, 26, of Reseda, California, was arrested after he received what he thought was a live bomb, but in fact was an inert explosive device that was delivered by an undercover law enforcement officer as part of an investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Berkeley, California - Governor Gavin Newsom was today joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, as well as state and local fire officials and first responders, to discuss how the state and local communities are working together to address the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Climate change has created a new wildfire reality in California, and areas where wildland and urban development meet are increasingly at risk of catastrophic wildfires.

Fresno, California - A Madera pharmacist and two others were arrested Tuesday in connection with a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and hydrocodone, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

San Francisco, California - Phillip LeBlanc was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison for committing three bank robberies, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The sentenced was handed down by the Hon. Maxine M. Chesney, Senior U.S. District Judge.

Los Angeles, California - A California attorney and ex-Rialto police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of illegally possessing multiple unregistered weapons, including a short-barreled rifle, two silencers, and a hand grenade.