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.

Berkeley, California - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a major award to establish the Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor’s Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the lead scientist at UC Berkeley.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Diego Police Department Officer Jonathan Deguzman: