Sacramento, California - The 2017 crush totaled 4,239,836 tons, up 0.5 percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,248,260 tons, down 1.4 percent from 2016. The 2017 white wine variety crush totaled 1,765,424 tons, up 0.8 percent from 2016. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 94,268, up 4.6 percent from 2016, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 131,884, up 38.2 percent from 2016.

Monterey, California - Students at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) are taking charge of their foreign language education under the guidance of a former subsurface engineering officer assigned to Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey.

New York - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame at a luncheon hosted by Irish America Magazine on Friday in New York.

San Diego, California - The California Citrus Research Board (CRB) has received an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement Award for its work in establishing biological controls for the Asian citrus psyllid.

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.