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.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called a special session of the Legislature to replace the Rainy Day Fund on the November ballot with a dedicated reserve that would allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities.

Washington, DC - Five California-based masonry subcontractors and two individuals paid the government nearly $1.9 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting their disadvantaged small business status in connection with military construction contracts, the Department of Justice announced today.  The defendants are Frazier Masonry Corp., F-Y Inc., CTI Concrete & Masonry Inc., Masonry Technology Inc., Masonry Works Inc., Russell Frazier and Robert Yowell.

Santa Clara, California - Beginning with the publication of Intel Corporation's first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, April 15, the company will revise the presentation of its operating segments to reflect changes in our organizational model, which are aligned with our critical objectives.

San Diego, California - Lowe’s Home Centers will pay $18.1 million to settle claims from San Diego and other California counties that more than 118 stores unlawfully handled and disposed of hazardous waste.