Stanford, California - Stanford University has invited leading thinkers from several institutions to begin a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.

Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that California has been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot project aimed to provide students more access to fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from local farmers.

Suisun City, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering pig hunting opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. CDFW will accept application cards through close of business February 9, 2015 and the drawing will be held on February 12, 2015.

Eastern Sierras, California - Anglers in the Eastern Sierras will get an early holiday gift this year, an extra 60,000 fish to try and catch.

Fairfield, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the North Coast Enforcement District (NCED). Interested residents in Humboldt, Del Norte, northern Mendocino and western Trinity counties are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sacramento, California - Michael Quesenberry, 26, of Sacramento; Ignacio Hernandez, 37, of Vallejo; and Rahson Woods, 35, of Vallejo, were charged Thursday by a federal grand jury in separate indictments with being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.