Bakersfield, California - Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bakersfield Police Department, the United States Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Justice, the California Highway Patrol, and the Kern County District Attorney’s Office announced the result of a multi-agency operation in Bakersfield that resulted in the arrest of more than 35 members and associates of the West Side Crips (WSC), a local criminal street gang on federal and state charges including burglary, illegal gun possession, drug sales, and murder. State and federal law enforcement teams also executed more than 30 residential search warrants.

Fresno, California - Fresno residents Brandi Marshall, 41, and Daniel Barrios Jr., 37, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and conspiracy to launder money in connection with their embezzlement of money from a Fresno business, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

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

Coronado, California - On Wednesday, the San Diego Sector Border Patrol welcomed its newest Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott. A Change of Command ceremony was held at the Coronado Community Center in Coronado, CA. U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost presided over the ceremony, which formally established Rodney S. Scott as the Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) for the San Diego Sector.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP). The program, which is funded through California Climate Investment dollars, provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters in California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is currently accepting concept proposals for the 2018 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances the agronomic and environmental performance of fertilizing materials.