Sacramento, California - The Justice Department announced today that it has asked a federal court in California to permanently bar Vida Farley and AJV Bookkeeping Inc. from preparing tax returns for others.

Orville, California - A former Hilliard, Ohio, man who absconded during a federal child pornography probe, and was the latest fugitive to be profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app, is in custody Monday after turning himself in to local authorities in California.

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission announced today the members of its Petroleum Market Advisory Committee that was created to provide insight to state policymakers on policy options that may affect petroleum markets, and on factors and conditions related to petroleum price fluctuations, and their impacts on consumers.

San Diego, California - Six meerkats tussled over wreaths placed in their exhibit this morning at the San Diego Zoo. The wreaths were part of the regular animal enrichment activities planned by the animal care staff during the Zoo’s annual event Jungle Bells, presented by California Coast Credit Union.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Sacramento, California - Sometimes it takes a crisis like climate change to reveal a golden opportunity. Our rice farmers in Northern California have long been exemplary stewards of their land, both in terms of providing habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife and for their ongoing efforts to work with environmental and research organizations to improve their farming practices. Now, in response to climate change, they stand ready to take the next step.