San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury indicted Harwood Francis McCovey for his alleged role in four bank robberies and the armed robbery of a Shell Gas Station in Humboldt County, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex. G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued two Information Bulletins to California law enforcement agencies regarding California Values Act (SB 54). The first bulletin addresses the statistical reporting requirements under the Values Act. The second bulletin provides guidance to California law enforcement agencies regarding their obligations and discretion under the Values Act and the TRUTH Act.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring March 26 through 30, 2018, as Tsunami Preparedness Week in the State of California.:

Los Angeles, California - Dr. Chia Soo’s professional life has been dedicated to finding new and innovative treatments to promote skin regeneration for scars from burns or other skin trauma. While performing research at UCLA more than 20 years ago, she found a promising peptide drug for wound healing and eventually founded her own company. But before she could bring it to market, she would need to perform preclinical proof of concept studies, which for her, would require more laboratory space, access to specialized and expensive facilities, and a place to grow her business.

Fresno, California - Roger Shane John, 32, of Turlock, pleaded guilty Monday to aiming the beam of a laser pointer at a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department helicopter, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Los Angeles, California - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Electronic Transaction Clearing (ETC), a registered broker-dealer headquartered in Los Angeles, has agreed to settle charges that it illegally placed more than $25 million of customers’ securities at risk in order to fund its own operations.

Santa Ana, California - A Laguna Beach man has pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge and admitted that he stole $6.8 million from victims of three investment fraud schemes.