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 rising number of homicides in Stockton is a cause for concern for police. So far this year, 17 people have been murdered. Last year at this time, there had been nine killings.
(AP) - Northern California authorities say a 31-year-old man is dead following an altercation at a heavily attended music festival.
Police are investigating the shooting of a vocational school student on Fruitridge near the bus station at 79th Street.
Police say the death of a woman found in the American River this morning near Sacramento State is being treated as a homicide.
(AP) — The California state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.