Sacramento, California - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of unprecedented high-wind events which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state.

Napa, California - As utility-initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) continue to impact residents across California, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a new Public Safety Power Shutoff Planning Team within the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and tools to help ensure that medically vulnerable Californians have their needs met during power shutoffs. CHHS has also established a partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and United Domestic Workers (UDW), to ensure that In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers are equipped with the information they need to care for some of California’s most vulnerable consumers.

Susanville, California - Perched at the edge of the Great Basin, the city of Susanville, California, has experienced high winds, heavy snowfalls, and wildfires that disrupt power supplied on the regular grid. Fortunately, the city’s 20,000 residents, as well as those in surrounding rural communities, aren’t left in the dark for long.

Oakland, California - Eugene Latrell McNeely, aka Sleepy, aka Slim Sleep da Mac, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for transporting a minor with intent to prostitute, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The Honorable James Donato, U.S. District Judge, handed down the sentence.

Sacramento, California - A federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment Thursday against Gildardo Barrios, 40, and Marisa Munguia, 40, both of Chowchilla, and Maria Barrios-Alvarez, 44, of Stockton, charging them with multiple counts of distributing narcotics, including methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. Barrios and Barrios-Alvarez were also charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

San Diego, California - Drug dealer Trevon Antone Lucas was sentenced in federal court today to 15 years in prison for selling the counterfeit oxycodone pills containing deadly fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a La Jolla resident in June of 2018.