FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

Washington, DC…Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency has launched an investigation into the nationwide CenturyLink outage, which has affected 911 service for numerous consumers across the country. Chairman Pai issued the following statement regarding the situation: “When an emergency strikes, it’s critical that Americans are able to use 911 to […]

Press Conference after Capture of Suspect in Killing of Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh

Press Conference after Capture of Suspect in Killing of Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh

Newman, CA…Below is the Press Conference after Capture of Suspect in Killing of Newman Police Officer. From the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept…”Our search for the man who killed Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh has ended. Kern County Sheriff’s deputies captured 32-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga this morning at a home in Bakersfield. Arriaga has been arrested […]

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Granted 274 Pardons or Commutations on Christmas Eve

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Granted  274 Pardons or Commutations on Christmas Eve

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their prison sentences years ago and the majority were convicted of drug-related or other nonviolent crimes. […]

Governor Brown on Death of Newman Police Corporal

Governor Brown on Death of Newman Police Corporal

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh: “On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I extend our condolences to Corporal Singh’s wife, young son, loved ones and colleagues. Our hearts are with the entire community of Newman and law enforcement officers across […]

Memorial Fund Set Up For Slain Newman Police Officer as Search Continues for His Killer

Memorial Fund Set Up For Slain Newman Police Officer as Search Continues for His Killer

Newman, CA…Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh (33) was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 1:00 AM on 12/26/18. At 12:57 AM, Officer Singh called off on a traffic stop at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue in Newman. A few moments later he called out “shots fired” over the radio. Multiple agencies responded […]

Kwanzaa Greetings from the White House

Kwanzaa Greetings from the White House

Washington, DC…Melania and I send our greetings to all those observing Kwanzaa. This annual celebration of African heritage, unity, and culture is a special opportunity for many to reflect on their shared ancestry and values. At this time, our Nation joins in honoring the important contributions of African Americans to the strength and success of […]

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

Purchase, NY…A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth […]