Stanford, California - Cells were discovered in 1676, and almost immediately afterward scientists began wondering why cells are so perfectly small.

Berkeley, California - Alice Agogino calls it a “six-bar tensegrity structure,” but it’s actually modeled on a baby’s toy. It’s a contraption in which rigid parts are held together not by nails or screws, but by wires, cables or elastic bands, lending it some remarkable properties. “It can be squashed, it can be dropped, it can change its shape,” says Agogino, a UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering. And importantly, she adds, “you can actually make a structure like this walk.”

San Diego, California - California is the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year today.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:

Richmond, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join state and local leaders and women and girls from throughout the community tomorrow at the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park to sign the California Fair Pay Act.

Sacramento, California - The United States Department of Agriculture has announced funding for the 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). California received $19.7 million out of approximately $63 million awarded nationwide.