Sacramento, California - For more than 160 years, the California State Fair has showcased the best of the Golden State. This year’s competition welcomed an impressive range of wine, cheese, beer and olive oil entries, and the “Best of Show” honors were awarded at a ceremony earlier today on the west steps of the State Capitol.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced her support for Senate Bill 1143, legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would significantly limit the practice of isolating juveniles in room confinement.

Monterey, California - The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said farewell to 343 graduates, including 48 international students from 23 nations, who earned 346 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Commencement Ceremony at King Auditorium, Friday.

Sacramento, California - Greetings from  Tel Aviv! This was the first modern city built in Israel. The city itself has a population of about 200,000 but the entire metropolitan area is home to 3.5 million of the country’s 8.2 million inhabitants.

San Jose, California - Justin Tolentino became the last of seven defendants involved in a Veterans Affairs (VA) contracting officer bribery scandal to be sentenced, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch, FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Agent in Charge Michael Seitler.  The sentence brings to a close the five-year investigation into a bribery scandal pursuant to which former VA contacting officer, Tracy Marasco, accepted cash, trips, and gifts in exchange for steering million-dollar contracts to particular contractors.

Sacramento, California - The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department held a press conference to announce the launch of a reward and national campaign to help identify the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer, a violent serial burglar, rapist, and murderer who terrorized multiple communities in California throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Sacramento, California - The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) announced that they have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will ensure that the high-speed rail program will help California meets its climate goals and become a greener state.