Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing three vacancies on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program.

San Jose, California - Jonathan Chang, an elder at a South Bay church, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for stealing more than $7.5 million in donated funds intended for the church, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Edward J. Davila, United States District Judge.

Sacramento, California - A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Ausencio Alvarez Cortez, 41, of Stockton, and Angel Ismael Ramirez, 30, of Los Angeles, charging them jointly with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and charging Cortez separately with distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - Jesus Heriberto Barajas, 29, of Suisun City, pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of cocaine and methamphetamine for distribution and possessing a firearm as a felon, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Atascadero, California - A third mysterious monolith has been spotted in California and, like the first two to be sighted, it quickly disappeared, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Sacramento, California -  In recent months, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received reports of a severe form of gonorrhea called disseminated gonococcal infections (DGI), which is an uncommon, but significant complication of untreated gonorrhea.