Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the intent to award the Implementation Pilot Projects (IPPs) as part of Phase II of the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP). The CRDP aims to reduce mental health disparities across five target populations that include African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ), and Native American communities.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will deliver remarks at the California Highway Patrol Memorial Ceremony in West Sacramento and later speak at the Berggruen Institute's fifth anniversary gala in Beverly Hills.

San Jose, California - Gary Thornhill was charged with wire fraud and mail fraud in connection with an alleged attempt to steal more than a million dollars from a client’s trust account, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Bertram Fairries.

Los Angeles, California - A Gardena man charged as a result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been found guilty of 14 felony counts for trafficking seven girls who worked as prostitutes, several of whom worked under threats of force, fraud, or coercion.

Los Angeles, California - A Valencia, California, doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to submitting more than $2.4 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.

Riverside, California - Three people with family connections to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the perpetrators of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center (IRC), were arrested Thursday morning on federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and false statement charges.