Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated Nicole Naditz, a French language teacher from Bella Vista High School in the San Juan Unified School District , Fair Oaks, Sacramento County, for being selected the 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year.

Fresno, California - A federal jury in Fresno stayed late into the evening on Friday, and returned guilty verdicts on all counts in the trial of Evelyn Brigget Sanchez, 32, and Darling Arlette Montalvo, 33, both of Bakersfield, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Sacramento, California - Two former California National Guard members recently pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud stemming from a fraud scheme involving recruiting bonuses United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Brian Kaps, 40, of Chico, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud. Sarah Nattress, 27, of Paradise, pleaded guilty on October 23, 2014, to one count of wire fraud.

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

San Francisco, California - The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with La Farine Bakery, a bakery with two stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The settlement resolves allegations that the bakery violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by engaging in discriminatory documentary practices. 

Sacramento, California - What’s on the table for the Thanksgiving feast is often a matter of household tradition. In my family, that means turkey with all the fixings! Maybe your traditional Thanksgiving is much the same, but it’s good to know that here in California our bountiful crops and agricultural products make the options pretty inspiring. Whatever is on your family’s table - including flowers – Californians are blessed to live in this beautiful, productive and diverse place, and consumers all over the world are thankful for what our farmers provide.