San Diego, California - United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced the arraignment and guilty plea of William Barry Blythe for carrying out a scheme to defraud homeowners, mortgage lenders, and the U.S. Bankruptcy courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California. He also admitted that he willfully failed to adequately report over $175,000 in taxes owed on his income.

Tecate, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry Thursday afternoon discovered almost 15 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in three bottles of anti-freeze.

San Diego, California - You may have heard about the magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in the Los Angeles Basin that struck early Monday morning. Seismologists are saying it is the most significant shake in Southern California since 2008 when Chino Hills got a 5.5 jolt. Maybe it got you thinking about what you would do if it – or a much larger quake – had been centered in San Diego County?

Los Angeles, California - The U.S. Coast Guard worked with local agencies and commercial response companies to remove a grounded fishing boat from Ormand Beach, Ventura County, California, March 15, 2014.

San Francisco, California - The Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution with the onset of high surf expected to pass through Northern California Sunday and Monday.

San Francisco, California - Two Northern California real estate investors pleaded guilty for their roles in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Washington, DC - As part of his commitment to make 2014 a year of action using his pen and phone, President Obama today signed a proclamation to establish the first shoreline addition to the California Coastal National Monument.