Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a 20-count indictment today against Mark Merrill Reynolds, 60, of Fresno, charging him with embezzlement, mail fraud, and money laundering, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Sacramento, California - The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) is California’s highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring June 2016 as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” in the State of California:

Sacramento, California - Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, which grew from a UC Berkeley innovation course called “Eat.Think.Design,” is working to connect local farmers with urbanites who want a taste of rural living and are willing to pay for it.

Berkeley, California - The threat to women’s rights “permeates our lives — even when we thought the battle won,” says Susan Gluss, communications deputy director at Berkeley Law.

Los Angeles, California - An Australian man was arrested over the weekend when he arrived at a Los Angeles-area hotel allegedly to buy a 6-year-old boy for sex.

Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1408, authored by Senator Allen (D – Santa Monica), which would allow life-saving transplants between HIV-positive individuals. Attorney General Harris received a letter earlier this week from a transplant surgeon at University of California, San Francisco and immediately urged the legislature to act to change existing law and allow HIV-positive individuals to receive organ donations from other HIV-positive individuals.