Oakland, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will attend the memorial service for Hayward Police Department Sergeant Scott Lunger tomorrow in Oakland.

Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down on employer wage theft and other illegal labor practices. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by both agencies will facilitate the sharing of information and enhance enforcement of labor violations.

Los Angeles, California - With California homeowners taking steps to save water during the drought, they may be dismayed to hear that a new UCLA report found that water agencies are unable to keep close track of how much their own pipes are leaking.

Davis, California - When disease-resistant rice is invaded by disease-causing bacteria, a small protein produced by the bacteria betrays the invader. Upon recognizing that protein, the rice plants sense that a microbial attack is underway and are able to mount an immune response to fend off bacterial infection, reports a research team led by the University of California, Davis.

Coachella, California - The recent collapse of an Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County due to heavy rains is prompting questions among experts about weaknesses in transportation infrastructure and its capacity to withstand increasingly extreme weather events.

Davis, California - As every parent knows, respiratory illnesses - complete with runny nose, sore throat and cough - are quite routine for young children and usually pass as quickly as they appear.