Stanford, California - Crisis hotlines have been around for years, but until recently there’s been very little data on which counseling strategies seemed most effective at helping people cope. The recent emergence of text-based crisis help lines is changing that.

Alameda, California - Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette will assume command of Coast Guard Pacific Area during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Alameda Monday at 11 a.m.

Los Angeles, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operation officers from Los Angeles International Airport stationed at an Ontario air cargo facility discovered crystal methamphetamine concealed within a false cavity of a hollowed out candle on Aug. 3.   The estimated value of the seized 1.6 pounds of crystal meth is $23,000.

Berkeley, California - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a major award to establish the Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor’s Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the lead scientist at UC Berkeley.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Diego Police Department Officer Jonathan Deguzman:

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Diego Police Department Officer Jonathan Deguzman:

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrest of Kevin Manz, 59, on felony charges of grand theft for embezzling money from multiple charitable organizations in the Sacramento area. According to the criminal complaint, filed today in Sacramento Superior Court, Manz illegally directed funds from Cathedral Pioneer Church Homes Inc., Cathedral Pioneer Church Homes Foundation, and the Pioneer Foundation to personal bank and business accounts and used the funds for personal expenses such as jewelry and cars.