Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring June 2016 as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” in the State of California:

Sacramento, California - Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, which grew from a UC Berkeley innovation course called “Eat.Think.Design,” is working to connect local farmers with urbanites who want a taste of rural living and are willing to pay for it.

Berkeley, California - The threat to women’s rights “permeates our lives — even when we thought the battle won,” says Susan Gluss, communications deputy director at Berkeley Law.

Los Angeles, California - An Australian man was arrested over the weekend when he arrived at a Los Angeles-area hotel allegedly to buy a 6-year-old boy for sex.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1408, authored by Senator Allen (D – Santa Monica), which would allow life-saving transplants between HIV-positive individuals. Attorney General Harris received a letter earlier this week from a transplant surgeon at University of California, San Francisco and immediately urged the legislature to act to change existing law and allow HIV-positive individuals to receive organ donations from other HIV-positive individuals.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Tuesday announced that Avalon Care Center-Sonora, a Tuolumne County skilled nursing facility, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and an $80,000 fine.

Sacramento, California - Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in atmospheric chemistry at the University of California San Diego, received the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board May 18. The awards have since their inception in 2001 recognized individuals for career accomplishments in improving air quality in a number of categories.