Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Eric S. Geffon, Roberta S. Hayashi and Cynthia C. Lie to judgeships in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Gustavo E. Lavayen and Pauline Maxwell to judgeships in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court.

San Francisco, California - A California man pleaded guilty today in connection with his operation of the myRedBook.com website to facilitate prostitution.  This represents the first federal conviction of a website operator for facilitation of prostitution.

Sacramento, California - Wildlife officers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are turning to an age-old enforcement tool the horse - to help protect California’s natural resources.

Sacramento, California - The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has activated the State Operations Center (SOC) to support local cities and counties impacted by heavy rain, snow and high winds during the next few days across the entire state.

Sacramento, California - Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34, of Yuba City, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to serve 46 months in prison for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The crime involved a racially motivated attack by Tyler and two co-defendants, Billy Hammett, 30, and Perry Jackson, 29, on a white man and an African-American woman in Marysville in 2011. In addition to his term of incarceration, Tyler was ordered to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison and to pay $175 in restitution.