Sacramento, California - Recognizing California’s decisions to build the state’s fiscal reserves and pay down long-term liabilities, as well as continued economic growth, a major credit agency – Moody's Investors Service – has upgraded California's outstanding general obligation bonds to Aa2 from Aa3. The agency has also upgraded the rating on the state's outstanding lease debt, its outstanding appropriation debt and outstanding school fund apportionment lease revenue bonds.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Monday issued a proclamation declaring October 14, 2019, as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the State of California.

Alpine, California - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for a bank robbery in Alpine, California.

Fresno, California - Last week, U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced Filiberto “Beto” Chavez, 38, of Fresno, to 20 years and 10 months in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, conspiring to engage in interstate travel for prostitution and use of a cellphone to promote prostitution, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - A Patterson man pleaded guilty to defrauding concert promoters and investors of $550,000 by claiming to be able to secure well-known artists to perform concerts, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

San Francisco, California - Alfonzo Williams (a/k/a “Fonz” or “Relly”), Antonio Gilton (a/k/a “TG” or “Tone”), and Reginald Elmore (a/k/a “Fat Reg”), were each sentenced to 22 or more years in prison for their respective roles in a racketeering conspiracy, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  Williams was sentenced to 25 years in prison, Gilton was sentenced to 22 years, and Elmore was sentenced to 22 years.