South Bay Resident Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Illegal Dumping In Wetlands

Oakland, California - James Philip Lucero was sentenced to 30 months in prison for the unpermitted discharge of pollutants into waters of the United States, including wetlands, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Special Agent in Charge Jay M. Green, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and United States Corps of Engineers Deputy San Francisco District Counsel Jesse L. Anderson.  

Secretary Ross joins California almond growers to discuss sustainability goals

Sacramento, California - CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the Almond Board of California this week at a meeting to introduce and discuss the board’s sustainability goals for 2025.

Benicia Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

San Francisco, California - Steven Brian Homan, 62, of Benicia, pleaded guilty Monday to concealment of bankruptcy assets, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

California Department of Justice Conditionally Approves Affiliation of Dignity Health and Catholic Healthcare Initiatives

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) Wednesday approved the Ministry Alignment Agreement between Dignity Health and Colorado-based Catholic Healthcare Initiatives to join the two systems in California. The review of this transaction included 17 public meetings across the state and over 500 written comments from the public including: various community-based organizations, business associations, governmental entities, locally-elected officials, and religious entities.

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Monday announced the following appointments:

Dutch agricultural counsel visits CDFA

Sacramento, California - I recently had the opportunity to meet with Marianne Vaes, Agricultural Counselor for the embassy of the Netherlands in Washington DC. Counselor Vaes was here with her advisor Caroline Feitel to build upon our close relationship with the Netherlands.