Stanford, California - While the phrase “close reading” may not resonate for someone outside of an English department, Stanford literary scholar Paula Moya wants to reclaim the useful literary tool, especially when it comes to multicultural writers.

Los Angeles, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will give remarks tomorrow at the inaugural California-China Business Summit organized by ChinaWeek in Los Angeles.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians.

San Francisco, California - A Coast Guard aircrew responded to a boater in distress south of Dumbarton Bridge Thursday evening. At approximately 7 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received notifications from California Highway Patrol of an injured boater aboard a grounded vessel near Dumbarton Bridge.

Atlanta, Georgia - The American Cancer Society (ACS) and CVS Health announced a three-year, $3.6 million initiative to provide grants to 125 institutions of higher learning to help accelerate and expand the number of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free college and university campuses throughout the United States.

Pasadena, California - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the selection of Michael Watkins as the new director of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring May 2016 as "Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month" in the State of California.