Sacramento, California - Following the inauguration of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., he will swear in Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Leondra R. Kruger to the California Supreme Court in Sacramento on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Sacramento, California - A portion of Los Angeles County has been placed under quarantine for the oriental fruit fly (OFF) following the detection of nine adult OFF in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near the City of Inglewood.  The quarantine zone in Los Angeles County measures 81 square miles, bordered on the north by Avalon Boulevard; on the south by E Victoria Street; on the west by S La Cienga Boulevard; and on the east by California Avenue. 

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo and Ventura counties due to the effects of severe winter storms that caused damage to roads and highways throughout the state as a result of mudflows, debris, flooding and erosion. Today's proclamation directs Caltrans to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program.

Davis, California - The magnitude 6 earthquake that shook the Napa Valley in August was the strongest the region had felt in more than 20 years. But the next earthquake in the area could be much stronger, according to preliminary research from the University of California, Davis, presented this week at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

Los Angeles, California - The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents “Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates,” the first major touring exhibition of Emirati art. The exhibition was organized by the Meridian International Center and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates and premiered in Washington, D.C., in May 2014.

Davis, California - The year 2020 is a mere five years away but will be a turning point defining a new era of nutrition for both consumers and scientists, say nutritionists who met this year at the University of California, Davis.