The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and local law enforcement agencies worked together for "Operation Shoulder Tap"
It involved minors who stood outside liquor or convenience stores and asked people to buy them alcohol.
There were more than 80 arrests and citations in the region including Sacramento, El Dorado County, South Lake Tahoe, Modesto, Stockton and Nevada and Placer Counties.
Statewide, there were 544 arrests and citations.
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A new report lays out how much it cost California to lock up juvenile offenders.
A measure on the California November ballot would reduce some drug possession and theft-related felony crimes to misdemeanors. Proponents say it would reduce prison overcrowding and prison costs. Opponents say it would put dangerous criminals back on the streets and overcrowd local jails.
Stockton Police are looking to question a man who might have dropped off the gunmen in the Bank of the West robbery and shootout in July.
After a dramatic drop in Stockton's homicide rate over the last couple of years, the violent death numbers are going back up again.
The City of Sacramento Police Department says the crime rate has dropped significantly for the second year in a row. The police chief credits more community involvement.