San Jose, California - Ferdinand Pasion Arafiles, a/k/a Dennis Arafiles, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he defrauded a Bay Area manufacturer and seller of networking equipment and services, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The guilty plea was accepted by the Honorable Edward J. Davila, United States District Judge.

Otay Mesa, California - Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border arrested a man who had a previous conviction for child molestation.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 132 pardons and 19 commutations.

Sacramento, California - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Spc. Avadon A. Chaves, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the death of former state Assemblymember, California Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia March Fong Eu:

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