Los Angeles, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Cargo Operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in coordination with the Import Specialist assigned to the impacted Centers, seized 5,300 counterfeit products. If genuine, the seized merchandise would have had an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,475,000.

Sacramento, California - John A. Crosby, 56, of Redding; Ines S. Crosby, 76, of Orland; and Leslie A. Lohse, 64, of Glenn, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to embezzle or steal from a tribal organization, as well as tax fraud and tax evasion offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Los Angeles, California - The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement with four car reconditioning companies in California: Automotive Creations, Inc., Dynamic Auto Images, Inc., Prestige Auto Specialists, Inc., and Expert Automotive Reconditioning, Inc. (collectively, the Companies). The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the Companies violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against lawful permanent residents when verifying their authorization to work in the United States.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100thanniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone. Today we continue with the Centennial Reflections video series, featuring CDFA employees remembering their histories, and the agency’s.

San Francisco, California - In the Sunset District in San Francisco, Governor Gavin Newsom met with Californians struggling to secure housing near their work. At the event, Governor Newsom highlighted the historic investment this year’s California budget made in housing and discussed executive actions he has taken to confront California’s housing shortage and housing affordability crisis. He also highlighted more housing actions the state could take before year’s end – enacting strong renter and anti-gouging protection, streamlining zoning and permitting, and creating a permanent fund for legal housing aid.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom announced that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California continued to fall ahead of schedule in 2017 as the state’s economy grew ahead of the national average, according to the California Air Resources Board’s latest state inventory of climate-changing emissions.