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California Data Breaches Hit 21.3 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.


The prosecution comes under a new California law that makes it a crime to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without their permission. (Getty Images)

Court Date Set For Man Facing Revenge Porn Charges

A San Diego man allegedly operated a revenge porn website so that he could extort money from victims.


Eric Blaine Hodgson (credit: Facebook)

Man Sentenced For Defrauding Caltrans Of $1.9 Million Through Ad Scheme

A Sacramento man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for defrauding Caltrans out of nearly $1.9 million.


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Suspected Sureños Gang Members Arrested In $2M Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust

Two suspected Sureños gang members, along with two others, were arrested Tuesday, following a raid of an illegal marijuana grow in Sacramento County.


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California Parks Whistleblower Says He Was Ignored

Joe Hopkins is an environmental scientist there. He’s raised red flags with the state parks department about the growing devastation of desert habitat. He says no one listened. Even worse, he says supervisors retaliated against him.


Caltrans: Honor System Led To $1.9 Million Swindle

Caltrans: Honor System Led To $1.9 Million Swindle

Investigators say a local man was taking exotic trips, and even bought a home, with ripped-off taxpayer money.


Eric Blaine Hodgson (credit: Facebook)

Man Accused Of Defrauding Caltrans Of $1.9 Million Through Ad Scheme

A Sacramento man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly invoicing Caltrans for print ads his company was supposed to create and run in local newspapers, but never did, Caltrans says.



Calif. Assembly OKs Money For Gun-Seizure Program

Legislation that would expand the state Department of Justice’s ability to go after felons, the mentally unstable and others prohibited from owning firearms is one step from the governor’s desk.


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Two Sacramento Men Accused Of Running Counterfeit Document Operation

Two Sacramento men are accused of operating a counterfeit operation where they sold green cards, California identification cards, driver’s licenses and other documents.


A helicopter is used to remove marijuana plants from a field in south Sacramento on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

State Agents Raid Drug Operation In South Sacramento

Agents with state Department of Justice have raided a farm in south Sacramento on Thursday morning where a major drug operation was being conducted.


Norman Wielsch, Commander of the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team (CBS)

Police Commander Arrested On Drug Dealing Charges

CONCORD (CBS) — The high-profile commander for the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team – a task force of various police agencies – was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of drug dealing, authorities told KPIX-TV […]