Sacramento, California - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the window is closing on the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To date, NASS has received more than 1.5 million completed questionnaires. But the national return rate is currently lower than at this point in the 2012 Census. NASS is encouraging U.S. producers who have not returned their completed Census questionnaires to do so as soon as possible. As the absolute deadline of July 31 draws nearer, NASS will turn to increased phone and in-person follow-up.

Oakland, California - Wesley Allen Krohn pleaded guilty today to two counts of armed bank robbery, four counts of bank robbery, and one count of attempted bank robbery in federal court, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, Special Agent in Charge John Bennett of the FBI’s San Francisco Field Division, and Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI’s Sacramento Field Division.

Los Angeles, California - A longtime member of the MS-13 transnational street gang, who is described in court papers as the “shot-caller” of the gang’s Hollywood clique, pleaded guilty today to federal narcotics and weapons violations.

Sacramento, California - CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock ID and the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department teamed-up this week for surprise inspections of livestock trucks on Highway 97 northeast of Weed.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 28, 2018 as “Workers Memorial Day” in the State of California.

Cathedral City, California - Cathedral City Mayor Stan Henry and Mayor Pro-tem Greg Pettis joined Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) at the State Capitol for a historic vote to designate the city’s LGBT Veterans Memorial as the official LGBT Veterans Memorial of California. The Assembly voted in overwhelming support of Garcia’s AB 2439, the legislative measure proposing the classification and applauded the City’s longstanding history of recognizing veterans and promoting equality.