Washington, DC - A Northern California real estate investor pleaded guilty for his role in bid rigging and fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Davis, California - Researchers at the University of California, Davis, working with colleagues at the other UC campuses, have developed an ambitious plan to use the UC Natural Reserve System to detect and forecast the ecological impacts of climate change in California.

Berkeley, California - An ambitious plan to use the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) to detect and forecast the ecological impacts of climate change in California has received a $1.9 million research award. The proposal will establish a UC-wide Institute for the Study of Ecological and Evolutionary Climate Impacts (ISEECI).

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Marcos R. Camacho and David R. Zulfa to judgeships in the Kern County Superior Court.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 105 pardons.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Alan K. Cassidy and Rubén A. Villalobos to judgeships in the Stanislaus County Superior Court.