San Francisco, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Children’s Justice (BCJ), the California Department of Education (CDE), and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) have jointly developed statewide guidelines for school districts, county offices of education, and child welfare agencies to better assist them in the secure sharing of data and information that is critical to the success of students in foster care.

Sacramento, California - State and local energy agencies released a plan to help preserve reliability of natural gas and electrical service this winter for Southern California in light of the current operational limitations at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. Aliso Canyon is prohibited from injecting and storing more natural gas until a comprehensive safety review is completed and the facility’s wells are deemed safe or removed from service.

Sacramento, California - Last week CDFA announced the lifting of a long-running quarantine in California for the European Grapevine Moth, dating back to 2009. In the midst of the program, in 2012, CDFA produced a video featuring Napa County Agriculture Commissioner (then asst.) Greg Clark discussing the effectiveness of moth pheromone for mating disruption.

San Francisco, California - Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Aug. 16, that the second ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers (T-AO 206) will be named USNS Harvey Milk after the civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

Stanford, California - Crisis hotlines have been around for years, but until recently there’s been very little data on which counseling strategies seemed most effective at helping people cope. The recent emergence of text-based crisis help lines is changing that.

Alameda, California - Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette will assume command of Coast Guard Pacific Area during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Alameda Monday at 11 a.m.

Los Angeles, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operation officers from Los Angeles International Airport stationed at an Ontario air cargo facility discovered crystal methamphetamine concealed within a false cavity of a hollowed out candle on Aug. 3.   The estimated value of the seized 1.6 pounds of crystal meth is $23,000.