San Jose, California - A Silicon Valley engineer who possessed one of the largest child pornography collections ever uncovered in the Bay Area has been sentenced to 59 months in federal prison, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $5.8 million for 70 different projects in the second phase of a program to implement on-farm water irrigation systems that reduce water and energy use, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The funding for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is part of emergency drought Legislation (SB 103) signed in early 2014 by Governor Brown – authorizing CDFA to distribute as much as $10 million for eligible projects, in cooperation with the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Board.

Sacramento, California - Over the past 20-plus years, California farmers have come to know CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) office as a respected resource for the science of crop nutrients.

Sacramento, California - Building upon the state’s efforts to bolster the economy, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved approximately $31 million in tax credits for 56 companies expanding and creating jobs in California. 

Sacramento, California - With more mobile devices than Americans, emergency management personnel view these devices as important assets to alert people as soon as possible that their lives or property are seriously at risk.

San Francisco, California - Catherine O’Shea was arraigned Wednesday on charges of embezzling approximately $240,000 from her employer to pay her personal credit card bills, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.