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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to Senator Steinberg Regarding Negotiations with Public Employee Unions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday (June 4), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the following letter to Senator Steinberg expressing his support of good faith negotiations with California’s public employee unions regarding employment contracts and pension reform: June 4, 2010 The Honorable Darrell Steinberg President pro Tempore California State Senate State Capitol Room 205 Sacramento, […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments to Academic Content Standards Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday (June 4), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the following appointments to the Academic Content Standards Commission: Steven Dunlap, 30, of Riverside, has served the Riverside Unified School District since 2005, most recently as an elementary school teacher since 2007, intern elementary teacher from 2006 to 2007 and long-term substitute […]

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Toxic Lead Shot Ban in State Wildlife Management Areas Passes Calif. Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) announced the passage of Assembly Bill 2223, which will ban the use of toxic lead shot in California’s 667,000 acre network of State Wildlife Management Areas. Due to widespread consensus that the use of lead shot for waterfowl hunting poses a significant danger in wetland […]

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Farm Worker Health Act Passed by Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Farm Worker Health Act, Assembly Bill 1963, authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, successfully passed the State Assembly yesterday. “Farm workers, when on the job, are regularly exposed to dangerous pesticides that could cause birth defects, non-hodgkins […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Prohibit Violent Felons from Possessing Body Armor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after signing SB 408 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which prohibits violent felons from possessing body armor such as bullet proof vests: “Public safety is absolutely my number one priority, which is why I signed SB 408 today. Violent felons wearing body […]

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Compton Votes for Community Control of Its Police Resources

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Edward Professional Advisors announces that in a close, but historic vote late last night, the Compton City Council voted 3-2 to establish a new Compton Community Police Department. After 10 years of receiving police services from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Compton City Council voted last night to establish a new Compton Community Police Department and end its contractual relationship with the sheriff’s department.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Submits California’s Race to the Top Phase Two Application for $700 million in Recovery Act Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed California’s Race to the Top Phase Two application which could provide up to $700 million in much-needed funding to our schools through the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). California’s application was developed by a working group of seven school districts superintendents who are […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Dan Schnur Chair of Fair Political Practices Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Dan Schnur as chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). “The people of California deserve a political environment that is fair and puts their needs first,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Dan Schnur has spent years teaching and advocating for equality and transparency […]

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Nava’s Calif. Foreclosure Prevention Legislation Passes Key Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill 1639, a key piece of foreclosure prevention legislation authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbra), cleared a hurdle last week when it was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday. “This legislation sends a strong message to the banking and mortgage industry­that business as usual is not […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Neal Asper, 61, of Yakima, Washington, has been appointed administrator of the Chula Vista Veterans Home for the California Department of Veterans Affairs. He has served as executive director of the Toppenish Nursing and Rehab Center since 2008. Previously, Asper was […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs Administration to take Action on SOMB Recommendations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday directed his Administration to take action on recommendations provided by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) after reviewing the John Albert Gardner case. “Public safety is my number one priority, and I am absolutely committed to protecting our children from sexual predators,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “That […]

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Calif. Measure to Revitalize Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens Communities in Watts Approved by State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved AB 1641 by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), which would designate the communities of Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens in Watts as redevelopment areas necessary to begin a planned $5 billion revitalization of the area. The measure was approved […]

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California Cat Declawing/Devocalizing Measure Passed by Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill 2743, authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), which will make it illegal for a landlord in California to require cat declawing or devocalization as a condition of tenancy, passed the Assembly with bipartisan support 63 to 7. “Declawing and devocalization are permanent, complex surgeries that can have […]

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22 States Join California’s Fight Against Federal Judges Forcing Program Eliminations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — $2.4 billion of cuts approved by the legislature and signed by the Governor have been tied up by federal judges, forcing California state officials to consider the wholesale elimination of programs instead of cutbacks to those programs. The state has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review these decisions and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Following Senate Confirmation of Finance Director Ana Matosantos

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Ana Matosantos as director of the Department of Finance: “I congratulate Ana on her confirmation as California’s first Latina director of the Department of Finance. She absolutely has the knowledge and expertise our state needs to […]

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2011 Microsoft Worldwide Conference Coming to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday announced that the City of Los Angeles will host the Microsoft 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) July 10-14, 2011. Mayor Villaraigosa and First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner worked closely with senior Microsoft officials to bring the global conference to the City based on the area’s […]

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Legislative Leaders Announce Package of Measures to Calif. Close Tax Loopholes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legislators held a State Capitol News Conference today to announce the introduction of a package of bills to close “fat cat” tax loopholes and corporate giveaways. Assemblymembers Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Tom Ammiano (San Francisco), Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles), were joined by educators, healthcare providers, nurses, and California’s Workers. […]

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Bass/Hall Bill to Reopen Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Approved by Assembly Health Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Assembly Health Committee today approved AB 2599 jointly authored by Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass (D- Baldwin Hills) and Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles). AB 2599 will codify the agreement between the State of California, the University of California and the County of Los Angeles […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates First Phase Completion of Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project to Green the Grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today celebrated the completion of the first phase of Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, the first major transmission project in California to be constructed specifically for accessing a renewable-rich resource area. Once the entire project is completed, it will be capable of delivering 4,500 megawatts […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces State will Contract with Federal Government to Cover High-Risk, Uninsured Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announcing his intention to contract with the federal government to operate a temporary health insurance program for currently uninsured individuals with preexisting medical conditions. The decision is based on the Secretary’s assurances that 100 percent […]

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Proposal to Drill in California Sanctuary Waters Too Dangerous says Nava

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Gulf tragedy and environmental catastrophe now unfolding off the coast of Louisiana further highlights why new offshore oil drilling off the California coast should not be allowed according to Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara). “There is a lesson to be learned from this tragic loss of life and catastrophic […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Senate Confirmation of Abel Maldonado as Calif. Lt. Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the State Senate confirmed Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor: “I commend the California State Senate for acting quickly and setting partisanship aside in confirming Senator Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor. Senator Maldonado is a model of post-partisanship, reaching across the aisle […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Trust for Public Land to Announce Public-Private Partnership to Save Hollywood Sign

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce it has secured the necessary funding to purchase Cahuenga Peak, the 138 acres of land surrounding the Hollywood sign. “Of all the iconic landmarks in the world, the Hollywood sign is truly one of the most recognizable […]

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Humane Society Legislative Fund Gives Nava a 100 Percent Plus Score

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), a co-chair of the California Legislature’s Animal Caucus, announced today that he received a better-than-perfect 100+ percent score from the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) on their Humane Scorecard–Report on the 2009 California State Legislature. “As his more than perfect score on the 2009 […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for California Due to Baja Calif. Earthquake Damage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent a letter to President Barack Obama through Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX Regional Administrator Nancy Ward requesting a disaster declaration for the state of California as a result of the April 4 earthquake centered in Baja California, Mexico. The earthquake was widely felt in […]

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Ca. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Employment Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Employment Development Department released employment numbers for the month of March: “I am encouraged by the news that the state has added jobs every month this year, but our unemployment rate remains too high and more action is needed. […]

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Nava Announces Introduction of Corporate Political Expenditure Accountability Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) and the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG) announced today the introduction of the Corporate Political Expenditure Accountability Act. The measure will hold corporations accountable to shareholders for political expenditures by requiring an annual report to shareholders detailing the type, purpose, cost, and benefit of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Has Exceeded Its Target to Reduce State Fleet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following through on his efforts to reduce unnecessary, wasteful state spending and improve government efficiency, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the state moved swiftly, in less than a year, to remove more than 3,300 vehicles from the state fleet and halt vehicle purchasing. Today, state officials are auctioning 400 […]

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California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz Issues Statement on Inspector General’s Findings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Recovery Task Force Director and Senior Advisor to the Governor Herb K. Schultz issued the following statement after California Recovery Act Inspector General Laura Chick released a review of the California Department of Social Services’ spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds: “I appreciate California Recovery […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Richard Rice Director of the California Recovery Task Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Richard Rice as director of the California Recovery Task Force and also thanked Herb K. Schultz for his service. Schultz has been appointed by President Barack Obama as director of Region IX for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Richard […]

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Ca. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Resignation of FPPC Chairman Ross Johnson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Chairman Ross Johnson: “As chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission, Ross has worked tirelessly to promote and protect the integrity of representative government in California. He has demonstrated true talent and commitment […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Provide Greater Assistance to Calif. Homeowners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SB 401 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation that will bring much of our state tax policy in line with federal policy while specifically providing greater tax relief to struggling California homeowners who have sold their homes as short sales or modified their mortgage loans. […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds $333,000 Grant to Find New Uses for NUMMI Facility

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded a $333,000 grant to the city of Fremont to support the reuse and revitalization of the NUMMI site to provide economic benefit for the community: “I am encouraged by the federal government’s action today. As […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Superior Court Appointments for 4.08.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Tara M. Desautels to a judgeship in the Alameda County Superior Court. Desautels, 38, of San Francisco, has served Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as a senior associate since 2005. Previously, she served the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Ann Ameral to Stanislaus County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Ann Q. Ameral to a judgeship in the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Ameral, 55, of Modesto, has served the Stanislaus County Superior Court as a court commissioner since 2007. Previously, she was a sole practitioner from 1982 to 2007 and an attorney […]

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Calif. California Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement and Sends Letter to U.S. Department of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz issued the following statement and sent the following letter to the U.S. Department of Education in response to a March 4, 2010 letter regarding California’s State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Round Two Application: “California has met all federal requirements for the second distribution […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Job Creation at SKECHERS Groundbreaking

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today attended the groundbreaking of the new, state-of-the-art SKECHERS North American Operations Headquarters at the Highland Fairview Corporate Park in Riverside County. Upon completion, the SKECHERS facility will be the largest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building of its kind in the U.S. and, […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs Sex Offender Management Board to Review Gardner Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today directed the Sex Offender Management Board to review the John Albert Gardner case to determine where systemic changes or improvements can be made to better protect the public. “We must learn from what happened in this case to make sure the public is protected from sexual […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Unveils Partnership with Microsoft to Offer Job Training to Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that California will join forces with Microsoft to provide free technology training to thousands of Californians. Through Elevate America, Microsoft’s innovative program to enhance the technical job skills of individuals across the country, California will receive 166,500 vouchers to distribute to Californians for free, online […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Success of Bank on California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Announces Over 100,000 Accounts Opened, Sacramento, Santa Ana Latest to Join Program. Emphasizing the importance of providing Californians access to resources that help secure financial stability, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined his Bank on California team to announce that the program has opened over 100,000 accounts one year earlier than […]

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