Sacramento, California - Sergio Roman Barrientos, 62, of Poway, was arrested on Wednesday in San Diego. On Thursday, April 14, a federal grand jury returned a six-count superseding indictment against Barrientos that added co-defendant Zalathiel Aguila, 42, of Fairfield, to the indictment originally brought on March 3, 2016, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that her office has filed six felony charges against Andrew Jordan, 36, in Los Angeles County Superior Court for allegedly committing human trafficking, pimping, pandering, domestic violence, assault, and a racially motivated hate crime.  He was held to answer on these charges on February 3, 2016, and Jordan pled not guilty as charged.

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission approved funding for 61 DC fast chargers for electric vehicles to be built along major north/south highways in California. Once installed, the chargers will enable electric vehicle drivers to travel from the state’s southern border with Mexico to the state’s northern border with Oregon.

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission today approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill:

San Francisco, California - Ali S. Vaziri, a gastroenterologist who had a private gastroenterologist practice in Napa, California, has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to settle allegations that he submitted false claims for reimbursement to the Medicare program in violation of the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch; David J. Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Michael T. Batdorf; and Special Agent in Charge Steve Ryan, Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

San Francisco, California - The Coast Guard rescued a disabled sailboat with two people aboard 170 miles west of San Francisco Tuesday night.