Meet the California prune

Sacramento, California - The California Dried Plum Board is once again embracing “prunes,” 19 years after changing its name and the way the dried fruit was marketed.

Man Stole Critically Endangered Ring-Tailed Lemur from Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Ana, California - A man who broke into the Santa Ana Zoo after hours and stole North America’s oldest-living ring-tailed lemur in captivity to keep the endangered animal as a pet has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge.

Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Opens from Cape Mendocino to Humboldt Bay

Sacramento, California - Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it will be opening the commercial rock crab fishery from near Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County (40° 30.00’ N. Lat.) north to the Humboldt Bay entrance at the north jetty (40° 46.15’ N. latitude), including all ocean waters of Humboldt Bay.

CDFA announces two vacancies on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program is announcing two vacancies on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC). SEAC makes recommendations to the Secretary of CDFA on all matters pertaining to quality standards for shell eggs, uniformity of inspection, adjustment of fees for administration and enforcement, and the annual budget.   ESQM monitors egg quality at production, wholesale, and retail levels.

CDFW Awarded $8.5 Million to Expand Nutria Eradication Operations; Nutria Confirmed in Stockton, Heart of the Delta

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was awarded $8.5 million in funding over three years by the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy to expand its nutria eradication operations.

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bill: