San Jose, California - A former U.S. Army Reserve employee was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on charges of wire fraud and theft of government money as part of a scheme to steal more than $400,000 from the 63rd Regional Support Command at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California.

Sacramento, California - For years more than 15 bacterial species have ruined millions of dollars worth of onion crops across the United States. That is bound to change, as a group of 24 researchers from 12 states across the country, including one researcher from South Africa, plan to take on these bugs, armed with more than $8 million over the next four years.

Sacramento, California - In 2018, California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over adjusted cash receipts for 2017.

Sacramento, California - On August 29, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against William Dan Powell, 67, of Redding, charging him with possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced leadership changes at the California Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Current Director Chuck Supple will be stepping down effective immediately citing health reasons. Heather Bowlds has been appointed chief deputy director of DJJ, and will be acting director until a permanent replacement for Supple is announced. Ross Meier has been appointed deputy director of operations and programs.

San Jose, California - A federal jury convicted Jonathan Chang of four counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The verdict follows a four-week trial before the Honorable Edward J. Davila, United States District Judge.