Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency to 21 on September 13th

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency to 21 on September 13th

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted 21 commutations.  The California Constitution gives the Governor the authority to grant clemency, including in the form of a commutation. A clemency grant recognizes a person’s efforts in self-development, rehabilitation and prospects for successful community reentry. A clemency grant does not forgive or minimize the […]

33 Bodies Recovered from Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

33 Bodies Recovered from Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

Santa Barbara, CA…The Search and Recovery efforts continue today for the one remaining victim of the Conception Boat disaster that occurred early Monday morning. A devastating fire consumed the vessel as it was moored in Platt’s Harbor on the north side of Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County. On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 search […]

Jeffrey Epstein Died of Apparent Suicide While in Custody

Jeffrey Epstein Died of Apparent Suicide While in Custody

New York, NY….”Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender. Epstein began his career in finance at the investment bank Bear Stearns, before forming his own firm, Epstein & Co., until his conviction for sex crimes in 2008, for running an underage prostitution ring for […]

Unpleasantness Led to Injuries at Pleasant Valley State Prison

Unpleasantness Led to Injuries at Pleasant Valley State Prison

Coalinga, CA…Officials started an investigation of an incident that occurred today at around 9:40 a.m. when approximately 41 inmates were involved in a riot on the Facility B recreation yard at Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP). The incident began when three inmates started attacking one inmate and it escalated into a riot. Responding staff gave […]

Update on Watsonville Man Shot at Deadman Campground in Sierra High Country

Update on Watsonville Man Shot at Deadman Campground in Sierra High Country

Kennedy Meadows, CA…During the investigation into the shooting at Deadman Campground, Detectives learned two years ago to the day, 36-year-old Timothy Smith was arrested and charged in San Mateo County with indecent exposure, annoy or molest a minor, and attempted kidnapping. Smith attempted to enter a tent occupied by children at a State Park Campground […]

Watsonville Man Perishes in High Sierra Shooting Near Kennedy Meadows

Watsonville Man Perishes in High Sierra Shooting Near Kennedy Meadows

Kennedy Meadows, CA…Update from the Tuolumne Sheriff’s Dept…Friday at 1000 AM: The preliminary Investigation into yesterday’s shooting at Deadman’s campground in the Stanislaus National Forest was completed early yesterday evening. Reports indicate that a man and his girlfriend were asleep in their tent when an unassociated 36-year-old Watsonville man entered their tent at approx. 2:00 […]

California Department of Justice Announces New Ammunition Regulations

California Department of Justice Announces New Ammunition Regulations

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) has issued a notification to California ammunition vendors regarding new ammunition regulations taking effect as part of Proposition 63. The ammunition-related regulations explain: the process that must be followed to purchase or transfer ammunition; what to do if an attempted purchase or transfer is denied; and what […]

Felony Hit & Run Driver Apprehended for March Collision

Felony Hit & Run Driver Apprehended for March Collision

Watsonville, Ca – Felony Hit & Run driver apprehended. On March 9, 2019, CHP responded to a Hit & Run collision involving two pedestrians at Pinto Lake County Park located at 757 Green Valley Road. An errant driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu struck two pedestrians, pinning a 28-year-old female from Aptos between the Chevrolet […]

Governor Newsom on Restrictive New Gun Laws & Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases

Governor Newsom on Restrictive New Gun Laws & Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today heralded the implementation of Proposition 63 gun-safety reforms. Approved by California voters in 2016, Proposition 63 is a package of provisions to keep guns and ammunition out of the wrong hands, including first-in-the-nation required point-of-sale background checks for the purchase of ammunition. “Gun violence is an American epidemic, and California […]

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