Was able to talk to Jake back in Kansas just now and he has been in recent contact with Hawkins in Cheyenne. Appears it indeed was Hawkins and his team that previously bombed the federal building that Valente indeed was in. They had the area under monitor and with near 100% certainty believe Valente and many close associates never left building after first blast. Hawkins was able to help call in a Texas airstrike that completely devastated and eradicated building. Hawkins feels Valente was taken out.
On California front I still can't comment other than things are going well.