Sonoma, California - Similar to the “CSI” television series, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and university researchers have used a multidisciplinary approach they call “forensic genomics” to investigate a mysterious die-off of red abalone and other species along the Sonoma Coast in northern California. A paper describing this new approach was published in the April 16 issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Sacramento, California - During spring wildlife are busy attending to their new offspring, foraging food and expanding their habitat. During this season of rebirth, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds people to leave young wildlife alone if they see them outdoors.

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission today announced it will invest $46.6 million to accelerate the development of publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations in California in order to promote a consumer market for zero-emission fuel cell vehicles.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, May 1, 2014 as a "Day of Prayer" in the State of California.

Sacramento, California - The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast begins May 1, 2014, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. This quarantine applies to all species of mussels harvested along the California coast, as well as all bays and estuaries.

San Diego, California - The fiscal year 2014-15 application period for grant funds to support Local Coastal Program (LCP) planning is now open. Applications are Due July 7, 2014 - Funding is available through two coordinated grant programs:

San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowse concluded his visit to Southern California today where he met with officials and stakeholders from across the region. Commissioner Kerlikowske began his trip on Wednesday with operational tours of both the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport and Los Angeles International Airport.