Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Extending Price Gouging Protections for Consumers

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that supports ongoing recovery efforts in counties severely impacted by wildfires by extending various prohibitions on price gouging.

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Schools Impacted by Wildfire

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to support students displaced by the Dixie Fire earlier this year.

Attorney General Becerra Sues Stock Market Adviser for Registration Violations

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a lawsuit against a live chat membership service for illegally selling stock market investment advice to the public without a license. Since 2014, AwesomeCalls, Inc. and AwesomeCallsTrading, Inc. have sold memberships for a daily “live chat” service where purported stock trading gurus recommend securities to members and answer personalized questions about investment decisions. The company and its supposed experts aren’t registered as investment advisers in any jurisdiction.

Fresno Man Indicted on Drug and Firearm Charges

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment Thursday against Hector Kioni Gongora, 43, of Fresno, charging him with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Governor Newsom Signs Vote via Mail Legislation

Sacramento, California - In anticipation of a potential recall Governor Gavin Newsom Friday announced that he has signed the following bill:

San Bernardino County Man Who Extorted Sexually Explicit Images from Women on Facebook Sentenced to Federal Prison

Los Angeles, California - A San Bernardino County man was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison for blackmailing female friends and acquaintances on Facebook by threatening to publish nude photographs and videos of them unless they complied with his demands of sending him additional sexually explicit images.