Indian American Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José) has launched an initiative to support cricket in the US. He has announced his intention to introduce an Assembly Resolution to recognize and support the sport of cricket in California.
An Indian-origin teen from California Shripriya Kalbhavi has won second place at the annual 2023 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a premier science competition for American middle school students.
An Indian-origin man was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl in California. The suspect Sandeep Sandeep was arrested on charges of assault with intent to commit a sex crime, sexual battery, and false imprisonment. He was presented in court on Oct 25, and the case hearing was continued to Oct 27 for a Hindi interpreter to be present, Cynthia Sumida, spokesperson, Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney told indica.
California will celebrate the Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month (SAAM) in November. Earlier this year, California Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced a proclamation in the California State Assembly which marks a statewide recognition and celebration of SAAM next month.
A 50-year-old Indian American Jaswinder Bhangoo of Bakersfield, California pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing $163,750 in Covid-19 relief money, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
A 29-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly shot at and killed his girlfriend at a parking garage in California. Simranjit Singh was arrested last week after police suspected him of killing his 34-year-old girlfriend at Galleria mall’s five-story parking garage in Roseville city.
A 41-year-old Indian American former executive has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $2.7 million from his employer. Varun Aggarwal, who worked at a commercial real estate agency in California, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of wire fraud for submitting fictitious invoices for companies controlled by his family and friends, whose services never were performed.
The California State Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has approved the proposed anti-caste discrimination legislation SB403 on August 16. SB403 was authored and presented by State Senator Aisha Wahab. The approved version will now be sent to vote soon in the state Assembly.
The raging wildfire that swept through Lahaina town on the Hawaiian island of Maui this week has killed at least 93 people, making it the most deadly US fire in a century. Maui County officials said early Sunday that firefighting crews are continuing to extinguish flare-ups in the Lahaina and Upcountry Maui fires. In the Upcountry Maui fire, three structures in Olinda and 16 structures in Kula were destroyed.