Los Angeles, California - A former registered representative at a now-defunct Sherman Oaks brokerage and investment firm was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on wire fraud charges associated with a real estate investment scam that resulted in about five dozen investors losing nearly $4 million.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for a second outpatient center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland on Monday and will give remarks at the UC Summit on Carbon and Climate Neutrality on Tuesday in San Diego.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after numerous states took legal action to block the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which sets nationwide limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants:

Sacramento, California - The 2016 California Educator Excellence Summit will highlight the work of California’s local educational agencies (LEAs) as it relates to Greatness by Design: Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State. Our intention is to share promising practices with the larger California education community to support LEAs to make research-aligned decisions regarding how they will spend their share of the $490 million in Educator Excellence funds included in the 2015 State Budget to improve their local professional learning systems.

Los Angeles, California - Rustico Foods, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,659 pounds of packaged soup products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Santa Monica, California - As part of their recent efforts to better understand how coyotes survive in extremely urbanized areas, National Park Service researchers recently began tracking a coyote in Northeast Los Angeles near the LA River.