Sacramento, California - In a three-day ‘recycling fraud sting,’ California law enforcement and government officials stopped eight truckloads of recyclable bottles and cans from coming into the state over the Arizona border, according to CalRecycle.

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has reached across the aisle to engage in several bipartisan policy efforts to prevent gang violence and enhance the overall safety of families and neighborhoods throughout our state.

Sacramento, California - Today, the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment discussed and affirmed its commitment to Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) bipartisan legislative solution to severe labor shortages devastating our state and national economy.  AB 1885 would offer workforce relief to our agriculture and service business sectors by way of a resident worker permit program.

Sacramento, California - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and State Fair CEO Rick Pickering joined Dairy Council of California leaders and volunteers at Cal Expo in Sacramento this morning to welcome two busloads of students from nearby Elk Grove to tour a fresh, new exhibit and learn about dairy farms, cows, milk and nutrition. Secretary Ross also did a quick, live interview and walk-thru for local television.

Whittier, California - CDFA’s citrus health program is hard at work in Southern California, surveying thousands of trees for signs of huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in areas where the disease has already been detected. The objective is to try to contain HLB before it decimates residential citrus trees and threatens commercial groves. A detection of the disease is a death sentence for  a citrus tree, there is no cure for HLB.

Sacramento, California - A  Salinas, California, resident pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to file fraudulent claims for income tax refunds, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Alex G. Tse for the Northern District of California.