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The California Public Records Act, CPRA was a law passed by the California State Legislature in 1968 requiring inspection and or disclosure of governmental records to the public upon request, unless exempted by law. The CPRA is similar to the Freedom of Information Act, except for the fact that "the people have the right of access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business" is enshrined in Article 1 of the California Constitution due to California Proposition 59 known as the Sunshine Amendment. Exemptions to the CPRA are narrowly construed and the public agency bears the burden of proving that an exemption applies. Exemptions under the CPRA are set forth under Section 6254 and are specific as to certain records or types of records. California obtained statehood on September 9, 1850. California is divided into 58 counties which include 482 incorporated cities and towns, of which 460 are called cities and 22 are called towns. California is the third largest state in the country with the largest population. A California public records directory shows which agencies provide specific data. Criminal history reports may be obtained from the California Department of Justice. Navigate through California courts, state and local departments and request records directly.

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California Free Arrest Records

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  • Major Dixon Iii
    Booking Number: 2019-00002426
    Booking Date and Time: 09/12/2019 11:52:09 PM
    Race: Black
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    September 14, 2019
  • Mario Hernandez Velazquez
    Booking Number: 2019-00002425
    Booking Date and Time: 09/12/2019 07:45:49 PM
    Race: Hispanic
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    September 14, 2019
  • Yahn Zachary Bruggeman
    Booking Number: 2019-00002424
    Booking Date and Time: 09/12/2019 06:47:32 PM
    Race: Asian
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    September 14, 2019
  • Cornelius Iii Walker Iii
    Booking Number: 2019-00002423
    Booking Date and Time: 09/12/2019 08:40:48 AM
    Race: Black
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    September 14, 2019
  • Wayne Allen Castle
    Booking Number: 2019-00002419
    Booking Date and Time: 09/11/2019 08:47:27 PM
    Race: White
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    September 14, 2019
  • Stephanie Morgan Lamarca
    Booking Number: 2019-00002408
    Booking Date and Time: 09/11/2019 10:15:15 AM
    Race: White
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    September 14, 2019

California Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

  • As summer comes to a close, Santa Cruz Police Department is asking drivers to not get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that impact your ability to drive safely. Santa Cruz Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During
    August 16, 2019
  • One employee at an Aptos alcohol and tobacco retail store was cited by the Sheriff’s Office during a sting operation after they sold alcohol and cigarettes to a minor decoy. On the evening of March 25th, 2019 members of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol and Tobacco Compliance Unit attempted to purchase tobacco products
    April 09, 2019
  • PRICE is wanted as of 10/26/2018. Randolph Price is a Parolee at Large. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts contact Crime Stoppers and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
    October 26, 2018
  • CAMPER is wanted as of 10/24/2018. Amber Camper is a Parolee at Large. If you have any information regarding her or her whereabouts contact Crime Stoppers and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
    October 26, 2018
  • WARNER is wanted as of 10/16/2018. Sheriff's Detectives are looking to locate Mary Rebecca Warner, 10-11-1981.She is wanted for elder abuse, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.
    October 26, 2018
  • MCWILLIAM is wanted as of 9/25/2018. Kenneth McWilliam is a Parolee at Large. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts contact Crime Stoppers and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
    October 26, 2018

California Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Damien Garcia
    Damien Garcia, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/25/2019. Missing From Los Angeles, Ca. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Los Angeles Police Department (california) 1-877-275-5273.
    September 12, 2019
  • Missing: Daniel Arevalo
    Daniel Arevalo, Age Now: 14, Missing: 08/31/2019. Missing From Oxnard, Ca. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Oxnard Police Department (california) 1- 805-385-7600.
    September 12, 2019
  • Missing: Annabel Salcedo
    Annabel Salcedo, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/19/2018. Missing From Fullerton, Ca. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Fullerton Police Department (california) 1-714-738-6700.
    September 11, 2019
  • Missing: Shakira Hill
    Shakira Hill, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/31/2019. Missing From San Diego, Ca. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: San Diego Police Department (california) 1-619-531-2000.
    September 11, 2019
  • Missing: Laura Espinosa
    Laura Espinosa, Age Now: 14, Missing: 08/26/2019. Missing From Oxnard, Ca. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Oxnard Police Department (california) 1-805-385-7600.
    September 11, 2019
  • Missing: Dulce Ruiz
    Dulce Ruiz, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/30/2019. Missing From Richmond, Ca. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Richmond Police Department (california) 1-510-233-1214.
    September 10, 2019

California Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • District Attorney Tim Ward has announced criminal charges against Manuel Mesa, 40, in the DUI death of a female cyclist that occurred on Wednesday in Visalia.
    September 13, 2019
  • Incident ID:941640243
    Case Number:19015690
    Incident Date:09-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary:TAKE VEHICLE W/O OWNER CONSENT/VEHICLE THEFT
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:San leandro
    State of Incident:California
  • Incident ID:941653863
    Case Number:190901769
    Incident Date:09-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary:susp circ
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Fort bragg
    State of Incident:California
  • Incident ID:941663828
    Case Number:119090233
    Incident Date:09-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary:RCPD BENCH WARRANT MISDEMEANOR
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Redwood city
    State of Incident:California
  • Incident ID:941654316
    Case Number:2019-00028782
    Incident Date:09-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary:HIT AND RUN
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:San pablo
    State of Incident:California
  • Incident ID:941653865
    Case Number:190901765
    Incident Date:09-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary:susp circ
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Fort bragg
    State of Incident:California

California Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

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    June 11, 2018
  • he Sheriff's Department is looking for your help in locating this missing person. Jacob Sutton-Bubeck, he goes by Cheddar, (picture from 2013), date of birth 12/11/1991, was last seen on 01/29/2018 at his brother's house in Modesto. He is transient, but regularly speaks to his brother. Jacob has several tattoos including MODESTO 209 on his left hand, LORD HELP ME BE STRONG FOR LIFE on his upper chest, CROSS/RIBBON/IN GODS HANDS on his upper right back and has both of his ears pierced
    June 11, 2018
  • Tuolumne County Sheriffs Detectives are asking for assistance in locating this missing person. On 02/09/16, at around 530 pm, Allen Martin, his girlfriend, Sarah Yefimov and her mother, Ruth Yefimov, went to Chicken Ranch Casino. At around 1130 pm Allen walked out of the casino and texted Sarah to say, You deserve better than me. Allen was last seen walking down Chicken Ranch Road toward Hwy 108 at around 1143 pm. Allen did not contact anyone after that time and did not go to work the following day or court dates for child custody issues that week. Allen's family is offering an additional reward for any information on his whereabouts.
    June 11, 2018
  • Modesto Police Department is asking for your help in locating this missing person. Lisa Valdez was last seen on 07/22/15 and was reported missing to Modesto Police Department on 07/26/15. Lisa left home from Roselawn Avenue the morning of 07/22/15. Lisa has not contacted her family and her whereabouts are unknown. Lisa may be suffering from mental health issues and is at risk. Lisa is a 43 years old and she was last seen wearing a red tank top, khaki shorts and flipflops as shown in the attached photo. If you have any information please contact Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9500.
    June 11, 2018
  • Missing Person • Amanda Yeager • Brooks, California • 26 Years Old
    May 31, 2018
  • Haylie and Alexandria Bell were last seen November 29, 2016 by family in Arizona.They may be in the company of their grandmother Sheila Bell who has been seen in Modesto previously.
    May 08, 2018

California Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/15/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    153,709
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    1,699
  • Rape:
    11,527
  • Robbery:
    48,680
  • Aggravated Assault:
    91,803
  • Total Property Crime:
    947,192
  • Burglary:
    202,670
  • Larceny Theft:
    592,670
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    151,852

California American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/15/2019)

  • California's demographic and housing ACS survey of 38,066,920 being 12.12 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.7% males and 50.3% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The California social characteristics data of 12,617,280 households, which make up 10.86 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 8,666,286 families with and without children. There are 10,602,974 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The California American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 29,934,838 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 12.03 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 18,975,006 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • California housing characteristics are collected from 13,781,929 dwellings making up 10.38 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 12,617,280 or uninhabited 1,164,649 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 12,617,280 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

California Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    37,253,956
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    33,871,648
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    10%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    3,382,308
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    33,871,648
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    2,753,801
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    9,435,682
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    26%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    11%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    4,148,055
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    21,453,934
  • State's black resident population
    2,299,072
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    362,801
  • State's Asian resident population
    4,861,007
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    144,386
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    1,815,384
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    14,013,719
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    14,956,253
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    58%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    6%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    13%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    5%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    38%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    40%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in California
  • Births
    566,414
  • Deaths
    233,720
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    2,944
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    84%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of California Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    27%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    42%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    81%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    30%
  • Total number of Veterans
    2,092,627
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in California
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    27 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    13,433,718
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    1,219,170
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    10%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    58%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $479,200
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    31%
  • Total number of households
    12,187,191
  • Average size of households
    3
  • California Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $29,020
  • Statewide income of median households in California
    $58,925
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    14%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $1,520,755
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $41,805
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    18,250,169
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    2,086,232
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    11%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    21,245,509
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    1,619,476
  • People employed by the government
    2,718,385
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    1,166,301,978
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    54,896
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    879,025
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    2,688,453
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    80,852,787
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of California
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    3,425,818
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    13%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    17%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    30%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    491,372,092
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    598,456,486
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    455,032,270
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,561
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and California territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    35,069
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    7,758,491
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    25,364,695
  • Size in square miles of land
    155,959
  • Population per square mile
    239
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