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Three California Residents Arrested, Charged with Sex Trafficking of an Orlando Minor

Sacramento, California - United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment against Vincent Hudson, a/k/a “Goldie,” (44, Stockton, California); Patricia Poulson, a/k/a “Moët Diamonds,” (22, Stockton, California); and Jessica McCrary, a/k/a “Amber Snow” (20, Stockton, California). Hudson is charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor to engage in prostitution, and two counts of commission of a felony offense involving a minor when required to register as a sex offender. Poulson and McCrary are charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor.

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Justice Department Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Los Angeles, California - The Department of Justice announced today that it has entered into a settlement agreement that, if approved by the court, will resolve allegations that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) discriminated against an employee because of his sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Governor Brown Calls Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called a special session of the Legislature to replace the Rainy Day Fund on the November ballot with a dedicated reserve that would allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities.

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CDPH Submits Final Regulation Package Regarding Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) and Drinking Water

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) its final proposed regulation establishing the first ever drinking water Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium (Cr VI).

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Former Chief Administrative Officer for City of Bell Sentenced to Federal Prison for Cheating IRS to Avoid Taxes on Corrupt Activities

Los Angeles, California - Robert A. Rizzo, the former top administrator in the city of Bell who has admitted his role in a widespread municipal corruption scandal, was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison in a tax fraud scheme designed to hide part of the massive income he was bilking from the small Los Angeles County city.

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Giraffe Herd Welcomes Calf at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Escondido, California - There was a lot of sniffing, nose-rubbing and some playful behavior this morning as a 3-month-old Ugandan giraffe was reintroduced to his mother and herd at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Animal care staff were elated to release the giraffe calf into the East Africa exhibit after weeks of hospitalization.

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In latest generation of tiny biosensors, size isn't everything

Los Angeles, California - When it comes to nanomedicine, smaller is - surprisingly - not always better.

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USC Thornton School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Represent the United States at Inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit

Los Angeles, California - Two of the leading music schools from the West Coast, the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, represented the United States last week at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit.

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