Sacramento, California - As Christmas approaches this year, I’ve been on the road quite a bit and I’ve spoken with a lot of farmers and their families. On the drive back from Monterey, and before that from Napa and Sonoma, and up and down the Central Valley, I’ve seen the lights strung along fence lines, and the festive decorations at our wineries and dairies and so many other kinds of farms and ranches and agricultural operations.

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes Secretary-General Guterres’ appointment of Henrietta Holsman Fore as Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Ms. Fore has had a long and distinguished career in public service, private sector, and nonprofit leadership, including as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and Under Secretary of State for Management. Over the course of her career, Ms. Fore has worked to champion economic development, education and health, security and good governance, and humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable in the world. Most recently, Ms. Fore has served as Chairperson and Board Member for several private sector and non-profit institutions.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 33 California superior court judges, which include: One in Alameda County; one in Butte County; one in Contra Costa County; one in Humboldt County; one in Kings County; one in Lake County; one in Lassen County; six in Los Angeles County; one in Monterey County; two in Napa County; two in Orange County; one in Riverside County; three in Sacramento County; two in San Bernardino County; one in San Diego County; one in San Francisco County; one in San Luis Obispo County; one in San Mateo County; two in Santa Clara County; one in Solano County; one in Stanislaus County; and one in Ventura County.

Washington, DC - Eighty-seven percent of the U.S. population regularly use the Internet to stay in touch with friends and family and to do other activities such as conducting business and shopping online, according to the Pew Research Center.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission reports that its law enforcement actions in a recent one-year period returned $6.4 billion in refunds to consumers, including $391 million the FTC sent directly to 6.28 million consumers.

Washington, DC - The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried and completed within the United States Navy in November 2017. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried.