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Calif. Gov. Brown Commits to Expanding Cooperation on Trade, Investment and Climate Change with China’s Largest Provincial Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, the Governor’s Office announces that on day six of California’s trade and investment mission to China, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. committed to building stronger ties with China’s most populous and economically productive province, Guangdong. In Guangdong’s capital city on Monday, Governor Brown spoke at […]

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California-China Office of Trade and Investment announced during Governor Brown’s Visit to China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — During his trip to China this week, and positioning California to attract a growing share of China’s massive foreign investment pool and bolstering California-China trade, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., the Bay Area Council and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the opening of the California-China […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Calls for Shared Commitment on Climate Change, speaking at one of China’s preeminent universities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Speaking at one of China’s preeminent universities, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called for unified action to combat climate change on Thursday. “We’re in one world. We’ve got one big problem and we all have to work on it. And what’s beautiful and exciting about climate […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Meets with China’s Premier Li Keqiang

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Further strengthening the bond between California and China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Premier Li Keqiang before departing for Shanghai on Thursday. In the meeting, Governor Brown stressed the importance of collaboration between California and China on renewable energy, climate change, research, higher education […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Ambassador Locke at U.S. Embassy Reception, Announces $1.5 Billion China-California Investment Deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Chao and hundreds of American and Chinese business leaders at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night, where he announced a $1.5 billion investment partnership between a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs First-of-its-Kind Agreement with China’s Minister of Environmental Protection to Help Improve Air Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the first agreement of its kind between a subnational entity and China’s Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian to strengthen and coordinate efforts to improve air quality. “Reducing pollution takes great political struggle,” said Governor Brown in a meeting […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown and China Ministry of Commerce Partner to Boost Bilateral Trade and Investment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Kicking off California’s trade and investment mission to China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng today and signed a landmark agreement with the Ministry of Commerce to bolster economic ties and cooperation between California and China. “While California seems relatively […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointment to the California Board of Registered Nursing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointment: Joshua Groban, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing. Groban has served as senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. He was legal counsel for the Jerry Brown […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Grants Pardons for Easter Weekend Holiday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Easter, this past holiday weekend, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has granted 65 pardons. The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity. Individuals who have been convicted […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Cesar Chavez Day March 31

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, March 31, 2013 as “Cesar Chávez Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows. PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Eighty-six years ago, César Chávez was born near his family farm in Yuma, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 29, 2013 to the California Workforce Investment Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Roberto Barragan, 52, of North Hills, has been appointed to the California Workforce Investment Board. Barragan has been president of the Valley Economic Development Center since 1999. He was executive director at Community Financial Resource Center from 1993 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 28, 2013 including to California State Athletic Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Katherine Aguilar Perez-Estolano, 45, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the California High Speed Rail Authority. Perez-Estolano is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development and co-founded Estolano LeSar […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Convenes California Governor’s Military Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to protect and expand the military’s vital role in national security and California’s economy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has established the Governor’s Military Council and appointed former Congresswoman and Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher as chair. “California plays a crucial role in our nation’s […]

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Evan Westrup has been appointed press secretary in the Office of the California Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointment: Evan Westrup, 31, of Sacramento, has been appointed press secretary in the Office of the Governor, where he has served as deputy press secretary since Governor Brown took office in 2011. Previously, he served as deputy press secretary on the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 27, 2013 to the California State Independent Living Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Eli Gelardin, 34, of Benicia, has been appointed to the California State Independent Living Council, where he has served since 2010. Gelardin has been executive director at the Marin Center for Independent Living since 2008. Previously, Gelardin was […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Special Election for 80th Assembly District

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 80th Assembly District of the State of California on July 30, 2013. The primary for this special election will be held on May 21, 2013. Text of the Proclamation: SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION BY […]

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Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 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. […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Death of Officer Gilbert Cortez

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Officer Gilbert Cortez: “Anne and I offer our deep condolences to Officer Cortez’s family, friends and colleagues as they mourn the loss of this dedicated officer. We […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 22, 2013 to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jonine Biesman, 44, of Westlake Village, has been appointed to Area Board X of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Biesman has been a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice since 2001. Biesman was a consultant […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Wiyot Tribe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a tribal-state compact between the State of California and the Wiyot Indians. The Tribe has agreed to forgo opening a gambling casino on its lands, which are adjacent to the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. In exchange, the Tribe will receive up […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown appoints Nancy C. Miller to the California Citizens Compensation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today on Wednesday announced the following appointment: Nancy C. Miller, 60, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. Miller has been president and shareholder of Miller & Owen since 1992, where she was principal and shareholder from 1983 to 1991 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 20, 2013 including California Workforce Investment Board and State 9-1-1 Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Amanda Wallace, 41, of Oakland, has been appointed assistant director for workforce innovation at the California Workforce Investment Board. Wallace has been a consultant at Amy Wallace Consulting since 2012. She was deputy director of workforce development at […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 15, 2013 including the State Historical Resources Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Deborah Harper, 48, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy secretary of administrative services at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Harper has been chief of the Customer Service and Publishing Division at the California State Board of Equalization […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 14, 2013 including State Mining and Geology Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: first, George Kenline, 49, of Yucaipa, has been appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board. Kenline has been senior environmental services supervisor at Molycorp Inc. since 2012. He was a mining and engineering geologist for San Bernardino […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Special Election for California 16th Senate District

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 16th Senate District of the State of California on July 23, 2013. The primary for this special election will be held on May 21, 2013. (Text follows.) Text of the Proclamation: SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 8, 2013 including California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Robin Baker, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors. Baker has been director of research to practice at the University of California, Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Arbor Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recognized arbor day with a poem by Gary Snyder, as part of an official proclamation. “I hope the day will be dedicated to the planting of trees not only for the benefit of this generation but as our gift to posterity,” said Brown […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 7, 2013 including California State Park and Recreation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced numerous appointments, including: Gloria Bell, 57, of Salinas, has been appointed to the California Employment Training Panel. Bell has been safety officer and employee relations manager at Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc. since 2002. She was human resource manager at Temple-Inland Paperboard and Packaging […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 6, 2013 including to the California Commission on Disability Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Rocky Burks, 60, of Rohnert Park, has been appointed to the California Commission on Disability Access, where he has served since 2009. Burks has been a disability access consultant at Rocky A. Burks Consulting since 2008 and a […]

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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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