Oakland, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the takedown of an Oakland area criminal organization, including the arrest of 16 individuals and the seizure of 36 weapons.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin B. Wagner today announced that Alan Tikal, the principal operator of a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme, was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Pomona, California - The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, outside of Los Angeles. In the competition, human-robot teams will be tested on capabilities that could enable them to provide assistance in future natural and man-made disasters.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Sacramento, California - On Monday evening, a federal jury found Rachel Siders, 39, of Roseville, guilty of bank fraud, making a false loan application, and committing aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Siders’ week-long trial was held before United States District Judge John A. Mendez.