Mexico City, Mexico - Following meetings with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña on the first full day of the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that Mexico’s President has accepted his invitation to visit California.

Stanford, California - The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.

Sacramento, California - On August 27, 2014, the Ocean Protection Council and the Ocean Science Trust will be hosting a workshop to discuss and share outcomes from the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) meeting held on June 11, 2014, which focused on exploring ocean health as a scientific concept and management goal.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 10 penalties to eight California hospitals along with fines totaling $775,000 after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

Sacramento, California - California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will travel to Mexico City next week to meet with Mexican government and business leaders, help boost bilateral trade and investment opportunities between the two neighbors and expand environmental and economic cooperation.

Santa Monica, California - A Southern California man was given a stiff fine this week for a series of commercial fishing violations in Los Angeles County.

Sacramento, California - California’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) today announced that five cities and counties will receive $172,000 in federal grants to assist local historic preservation programs. California is required to issue a minimum of ten-percent of its yearly share of federal funds received through the National Park Service (NPS) Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program to local governments whose preservation programs are certified by the NPS.