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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 5, 2013 including State Board of Pilot Commissioners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments related to transportation in California: First, Yvonne Burke, 80, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission, where she has served since 2010. Burke served as supervisor for Los Angeles County from 1992 to 2008. She […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 4, 2013 including State Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Martin Biter, 48, of Bakersfield, has been appointed warden at Kern Valley State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2010 and as chief deputy warden since 2009. Biter served in multiple positions at Wasco State […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians. The compact includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Releases 2012 Judicial Appointment Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released applicant and appointee data for the administration’s judicial appointments. Since Governor Brown took office, there have been a total of 1,168 applicants for judicial appointments and 90 appointments. Women accounted for about one-third of the applicant pool and more than 34% of Governor […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Reappointments for Feb. 28, 2013 including District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Gov. Brown today announced the following appointments and re-appointments: First, Ruth Thompson, 68, of Carmel Valley, has been reappointed to the 7th District Agricultural Association, Monterey County Fair Board, where she has served since 2012. Thompson has been a lecturer at the California State University, Monterey Bay School of […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Two Santa Cruz Police Department Peace Officers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s shooting death of Santa Cruz Police Department Sergeant Loran “Butch” Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler: “It is with deep sadness that Anne and I honor the bravery of Sergeant Baker and Officer Butler, who were killed Tuesday while […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 27, 2013 including District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Gayle Ratliff, 61, of Tulelake, has been reappointed to the 10a District Agricultural Association, Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board, where she has served since 2002. Ratliff has been office manager at Orem Ranch Inc. and Go Construction LLC since […]

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Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. In […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 25, 2013 including the Department of Health Care Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Ross Lai, 53, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Dental Board of California. Lai has been the owner of Ross Carlton Lai DDS since 1985, director at Lai Enterprises Inc. since 2005 and founder at […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Certifies Solar Project Under 2011 CEQA Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Taking action to cut red tape, create new jobs and generate clean energy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has certified a second project for fast-tracked judicial and legislative review under the terms of his 2011 CEQA reforms. The McCoy Solar Project, a billion-dollar renewable solar facility that will be located […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Walter Seaver, 59, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the 44th District Agricultural Association, Colusa County Fair, where he has been a member since 2012. Seaver has been the farm operation manager for the Colusa Indian Community Council […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 13, 2013 including California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Thomas, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed chair of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, where he has served since 2010. Thomas has been a business representative at the Northern California District Council of Laborers […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 11, 2013 including California Energy Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Russell Hochschild, 41, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California Energy Commission. Hochschild was vice president of external relations at Solaria Corporation from 2007 to 2012. He served as a San Francisco public utilities commissioner from […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 5, 2013 to Physician Assistant Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — on Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Charles Alexander, 60, of Inglewood, has been appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board. Alexander has been associate vice provost for student diversity and director of the academic advancement program at the University of California, Los Angeles […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 1, 2013 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Eric Banks, 41, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board. Banks has been partner at TenPageMemo LLC since 2013. Banks served in multiple positions at the Service Employees International Union, Local 221 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 30, 2013 including the California Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Felix Yip, 58, of San Marino, has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Yip has been the chief executive officer at Felix Chi-Ming Yip MD Inc. Medical Clinic since 1987. He earned a Doctor of Medicine […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 25, 2013 including California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Constance Blackburn, 61, of Poway, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2008. Blackburn has been a teacher with the Escondido Union School District since 1985. She was a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Calls Extraordinary Session to Implement Federal Health Care Reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following proclamation convening an extraordinary session of the California State Legislature on January 28, 2013 to continue the work of implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The text of the proclamation follows: A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF […]

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Calif. Governor Brown to Lead Trade and Investment Mission to The People’s Republic of China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he will lead a trade and investment mission to The People’s Republic of China in April 2013 to increase direct investment in California, build sales by California businesses and strengthen ties between the world’s second and ninth largest economies. “California’s exports are […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Delivers 2013 State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered the 2013 State of the State Address. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: Edmund G. Brown Jr. State of the State Address Remarks as Prepared January 24, 2013 The message this year is clear: California has once again confounded our critics. […]

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Office of the Governor and The California Museum Announce Inductees to the 7th Annual California Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Office of Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown along with The California Museum announced the latest inductees to the California Hall of Fame today. Now in its seventh year, the California Hall of Fame honors individuals who exemplify California’s spirit of innovation. The […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring today ‘Ed Roberts Day’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 23, 2013 as “Ed Roberts Day.” Text Follows: Ed Roberts is rightfully known as “The Father of Independent Living.” Paralyzed by polio at the age of fourteen, he was labeled “unemployable” by the state when he sought vocational rehabilitation. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 18, 2013 including California State Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: first, Rex Hime, 64, of Loomis, has been appointed to the California State Fair and Exposition Board of Directors, where he has been a member since 1996. Hime has been president and chief executive officer at the California Business Properties Association since 1984.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 17, 2013 including the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Gordon, 66, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Gordon has been county superintendent at the Sacramento County Office of Education since 2004.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 16, 2013 including California Independent System Operator Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Edwin Lowry, 61, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, where he has served since 2011. He served as a part-time hearing officer at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in 2009. Lowry was deputy attorney general at the California Attorney General’s Office from 2005 to 2007 and from 1988 to 1995.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 15, 2013 including California Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for January 15: First, Randy Fisher, 48, of Elk Grove, has been appointed assistant chief of labor relations at the California Department of Human Resources.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 14, 2013 including the California State Board of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Sue Burr, 59, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed to the California State Board of Education. Burr served as the executive director of the California State Board of Education and as education policy advisor to Governor Brown from 2011 to 2012. She served as the executive director of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association from 2006 to 2011 and was the Association’s governmental relations director from 2003 to 2006.

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Calif. Governor Brown Proposes 2013-2014 Budget to maintain ‘Fiscal Stability’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — At a press conference on Thursday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a balanced state budget for 2013-2014 that boosts investment in education, implements health care reform and keeps California on a long-term path to fiscal stability. This budget builds on the work of the last two years to eliminate the ongoing deficit.

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Calif. Seeks End To Court Orders Capping the State’s Prison Population and Requiring Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamations Declaring Special Elections for 32nd and 40th Senate Districts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued proclamations declaring special elections for the 32nd and 40th Senate Districts of the State of California on May 14, 2013. The primary for these special elections will be held on March 12, 2013.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 7, 2013 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Feda Almaliti, 35, of Fremont, has been appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities as the Area Board V Representative, where she has served since 2012. Almaliti has been a self-employed full-time advocate for persons with disabilities since 2005.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Luis Dominicis, 59, of Downey, has been appointed to the California Dental Board, where he has served since 2008. Dominicis has been a dentist in private practice since 1993.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 20, 2012 including California Subject Matter Project Advisory Board for Arts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Caliornia Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Alice Y. Hom, 45, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Council for the Humanities. Hom is the director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, where she was philanthropic advocacy manager from 2007 to 2010.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 19, 2012 including California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Douglas Faigin, 66, of Marina del Rey, has been appointed to the California State University, Board of Trustees. Faigin has been president of City News Service Inc. since 1985.

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints New Corrections Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that Dr. Jeffrey Beard has been appointed Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Beard, 65, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections from 2001 until his retirement in 2010, overseeing more than 51,000 inmates and 16,000 employees.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 17, 2012 including California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Janet Falk, 66, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors. Falk was vice president of real estate development for Mercy Housing from 2002 to 2011 and executive director of the California Housing Finance Corporation from 1999 to 2002.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 14, 2012 including California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Michael Brown, 60, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the California Ocean Protection Council. Brown has been principal and partner at Brown and Wilmanns Environmental LLC since 2006 and was principal at Michael S. Brown and Associates from 1999 to 2006.

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