Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will host the 83rd Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 2nd in the Capitol Building Rotunda.

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

Sacramento, California - A partnership between California state employees and the Sacramento Food Bank has helped produce a record number of turkey donations. The food bank accepted more than 9,300 turkeys for needy families in the 2014 Turkey Drop, with 1,760 of them–more than 26,000 pounds (13 tons!)–provided by state employees.

Los Angeles, California - A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of.

San Diego, California - Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could upend the scientific consensus about when embryonic cells begin differentiating into cell types.

Davis, California - After spending more than a decade decoding breast milk’s important health-promoting constituents, a team of researchers in the Foods for Health Institute at the University of California, Davis, is now doing the same for cow’s milk, with potential benefits both for human health and the U.S. dairy industry.