Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing 17 vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. This committee makes recommendations to the California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection Program.

Bakersfield, California - Ten defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury today following a multi-agency operation in Bakersfield on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Oslo, Norway – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday met with Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg and convened a first-of-its-kind meeting with representatives of the world's leading independent national academies of science to review climate impacts and discuss how scientists and policymakers can more effectively translate research findings into meaningful action.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra earlier this week joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 29 states, 3 territories and the District of Columbia in urging Congress to examine current federal gun laws with respect to “bump stocks,” which may have contributed to mass casualties in the Las Vegas tragedy on October 1. In a letter to congressional leadership, the Attorneys General note that bump stock devices – plastic or metal pieces attached to a firearm’s stock designed to increase the ability to fire like a fully automatic weapon – may be used to evade current machine gun laws.

San Diego, California - Comodo has sold its Certificate Authority business. California-based Francisco Partners, a private equity firm, made the decision to acquire Comodo’s CA because of the current conditions in the SSL marketplace.

Washington, DC - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the USDA is making resources available to help rural people and communities recover from the effects of California wildfires.

San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties seized over 1,800 pounds of narcotics worth $3.2 million this weekend.