RCRC Installs 2020 Officers and Presents Rural Leadership Awards

RCRC Installs 2020 Officers and Presents Rural Leadership Awards

Sacramento, CA…The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2020 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel was installed as Chair, Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless was installed as First Vice Chair, and Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller was installed as Second […]

11 Arrested for Multimillion Dollar Recycling Fraud Scheme

11 Arrested for Multimillion Dollar Recycling Fraud Scheme

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and CalRecycle Acting Director Ken DaRosa today announced the arrest of and filing of charges against 11 individuals for allegedly defrauding California’s beverage container recycling program by importing ineligible beverage containers sold in Arizona and Nevada to redeem them for the recycling value of such containers sold in California. […]

CDC Confirms Additional Cases of Novel Coronavirus in United States

CDC Confirms Additional Cases of Novel Coronavirus in United States

Atlanta, CA…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, this time in Arizona and California. These patients recently returned to the U.S. from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December […]

Top Executives Plead Guilty to Participating in a Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme—the Biggest Criminal Fraud Scheme in the History of the Eastern District of California

Top Executives Plead Guilty to Participating in a Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme—the Biggest Criminal Fraud Scheme in the History of the Eastern District of California

Sacramento, CA…The owners of DC Solar, a Benicia-based company, pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a billion dollar Ponzi scheme— the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the Eastern District of California. The government’s investigation has resulted in the largest criminal forfeiture in the history of the District with over $120 million […]

CHP Arrests Primary Suspect in Prunedale Projectile Investigation

CHP Arrests Primary Suspect in Prunedale Projectile Investigation

Salinas, CA…Since February 19, 2019, the California Highway Patrol has investigated 69 incidents of vehicles traveling upon SR-156 and US-101 in the Prunedale area, as well as on SR-156 in San Benito County, being struck by projectiles. In all, five people (4 adults, 1 child) received minor injuries as a result of being struck by […]

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the loss of American firefighters who were the crew on one of California’s critical firefighting aircraft, while fighting wildfires in Australia: “Jennifer and I are heartbroken to learn of the air tanker crash in Australia that claimed the lives of three heroic American firefighters. We […]

U.S. Sends Additional Crews to Support Australian Bushfire Response

U.S. Sends Additional Crews to Support Australian Bushfire Response

Boise, Idaho – As wildfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States is sending additional U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) wildfire personnel to assist with ongoing bushfire suppression efforts in Australia. Three 10-person Incident Management Teams and a group consisting of air support personnel have arrived in Australia […]