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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s English Learner Reform Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they receive for each school and district.

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update – Signs bills to improve education in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to improve education in California: AB 644 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Schools: average daily attendance: online instruction. AB 1723 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Postsecondary educational institutions: meetings: live video and audio transmission. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 26, 2012 – Bills Signed into Law re Treatment of Animals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills related to the treatment and welfare of animals: AB 1162 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Wildlife: poaching. AB 1776 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – State government: Pacific leatherback sea turtle. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 26, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Tara Murphy, 55, of Alameda, has been appointed assistant general counsel at the Department of Financial Institutions. Murphy was vice president and counsel at Fireside Bank from 1995 to 2012.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Expand Voter Registration – California Acts While Other States Move to Restrict Voting and Voter Registration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 35 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will facilitate voter registration and further California’s compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly known as Motor Voter. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2013.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster California Business and Create Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a series of eight bills to bolster business and job creation in the state of California. “As California’s economy recovers from the deepest recession since the Great Depression, it’s important that state government bolsters local job growth,” said Governor Brown. “Simply put, these bills make it easier for people to do business in California.”

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 20, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Elliot Block, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director, legal counsel at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, where he has served since 2006.

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Calif. Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris Honor 3 with Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today to honor three individuals with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor for their extraordinary commitment, service and bravery in the line of duty.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Rody Boonchouy, 34, of Vacaville, has been appointed to the California Concurrence Committee. Boonchouy has been the principal at the Da Vinci Charter Academy since 2011.

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 13, 2012 – Signs New Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees’ retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Tina Andolina, 36, of Davis, has been appointed director of legislation and regulation at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bills into Law: Legislative Update for Sept. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 233 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: California YMCA Youth and Government Fund. AB 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit: Sacramento County. Additional follow:

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Calif. Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on Their Smartphones Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The measure would give California drivers the option to present their proof of auto insurance in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Matthew McGuinness, 46, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Architects Board. McGuinness has held multiple positions at Interior Design Services Inc. since 1988, including president, vice president, sales and marketing manager, sales associate and bookkeeper.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 29, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Richard S. Gordon, 64, of Menlo Park, has been appointed to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Gordon has served as an Assemblymember for the 21st Assembly District since 2010.

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Calif. Brown Announces Pension Reform Agreement to Save Billions by Capping Benefits, Increasing the Retirement Age

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. outlined a sweeping pension reform agreement that saves billions of taxpayer dollars by capping benefits, increasing the retirement age, stopping abusive practices and requiring state employees to pay at least half of their pension costs.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jeffrey Azoff, 26, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors. Azoff has been senior manager and strategic operations manager at Front Line Management Group Inc. since 2008.

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Calif. Governor Brown Cuts Red Tape to Strengthen State’s Response to Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As wildfires threaten communities across the state, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today secured approval from U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to mobilize military troops and aircraft to fight fires under a single commander within the National Guard. “Too often the response to fires is wrapped up in red […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2012 to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Leah Brew, 45, of Brea, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brew has been chair and professor at the department of counseling at California State University, Fullerton since 2001. She was a teaching assistant at […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update with Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 391 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers: electronic reporting. Also, AB 805 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) – Common interest developments. Additional follow: – AB 806 by Assemblymember Norma Torres […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Launches ‘Climate Change: Just The Facts’ to Refute Global Warming Deniers

STATELINE, Nev. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. used the occasion of the annual Tahoe Summit to launch a new website, Climate Change: Just The Facts, that documents the dangerous effects of global warming and calls on those who still deny its existence to “wake up and honestly face the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of various individuals to California Country Superior Court positions. First, Richard H. DuBois was appointed to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court. DuBois, 62, of Woodside, has served as a family law commissioner for the San Mateo […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for August 3, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Judith Freyman, 62, of Rocklin, has been appointed to the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. Freyman has been a principal and western operations director at Mercer/ORC Worldwide since 2001. She held multiple positions at ConAgra Refrigerated Prepared […]

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Calif. Governor Brown: Use Money to Keep California’s Parks Open

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. pledged to work with the California State Legislature to direct millions of dollars in state funds to keep parks open, fix serious park maintenance problems and match donor contributions. He also thanked all Californians who have contributed time and money to save state […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Statement on Wisconsin Shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement following the tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin: “On behalf of all Californians, I wish to express the deepest sympathy and admiration for the Sikh people as we mourn the lives lost to horrific violence in Wisconsin.”

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Brown and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians have agreed to an amended tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Tribe. The compact is designed to address fiscal challenges the Tribe has faced and to meet the requirements of federal law that the Tribe be […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Carole Goldsmith, 47, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Goldsmith has held multiple positions at the West Hills Community College District since 2002, including vice chancellor of educational services and workforce […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Dedicates Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line

ALPINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today dedicated the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line in San Diego County, which will deliver millions of kilowatt hours of renewable energy, strengthen grid reliability during hot summer months and help California meet its renewable energy goals. “The Sunrise Powerlink is an extraordinarily sophisticated technology that […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 25, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Julie Austin, 56, of Oceanside, has been appointed to Area Board XIII of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Austin has been a self-employed special education and disabilities advocate since 1997 and has been an advocate for the […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 24, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jim Butler, 47, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief procurement officer, deputy director of procurement at the California Department of General Services, where he has served since 2008. Butler was director of procurement services at Levi Strauss and […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments: First, Lisa Bates, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of housing policy development at the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Bates has served as deputy executive director at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California’s Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be matched by an additional $7.9 billion in federal and local […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the following appointments: First, Eric Gelber, 65, of Davis, has been appointed assistant director of the office of legislation at the California Department of Developmental Services. Gelber has been chief consultant for the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services since 2008. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 16, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Todd Irby, 54, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Irby has served as deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice since 2007. He was a private practice attorney […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Adele Arnold, 60, of Sonora, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Arnold has served as chief probation officer for Tuolumne County since 2009. She served in multiple positions for Siskiyou County from 1991 to […]

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