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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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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools List

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California State Board of Education voted to approve a list identifying five percent of the state’s persistently lowest-achieving schools as required by state and federal guidelines associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the School Improvement Grant program: […]

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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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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Bill Leonard Secretary of State and Consumer Services Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Bill Leonard as secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency (SCSA). “Bill Leonard has served as an elected public official in California since 1978, and we are fortunate to have such an experienced leader,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “His commitment to serving […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs CDCR to Retain All Sex Offender Parole Files

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today directed the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to retain all files on sex offender parolees going forward and to make as much information as possible available to the public. Today’s action comes after an immediate review of CDCR’s policy on parolee file retention. “The […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Receives Major Disaster Declaration for Counties Affected by Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster declaration for Calaveras, Imperial, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Siskiyou counties after winter storms pounded the state beginning in January. This declaration will release federal funds to help communities recover from the effects of these storms. […]

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Ca. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Nigel K. Olsen, 21 of Orem, UT: “Lance Corporal Nigel Olsen was a heroic Marine who put his life on the line, willingly facing danger to defend the freedoms we are lucky enough to enjoy every […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces New Governance Entity to Advance Health Information Exchange in California with Stimulus Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger and California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kim Belshé today announced the state’s intent to name Cal eConnect as a new non-profit entity that will provide leadership and oversee a collaborative process to develop and support the Health Information Exchange (HIE) services in California. “Building a […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on $700 Million Allocation to Aid Struggling Homeowners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that California is eligible for up to $700 million in federal funding to develop innovative initiatives to help homeowners struggling to meet their mortgage payments: “California has been hit hard by the housing crisis, and while my […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Kyocera Decision to Create Green Jobs in California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced plans to begin manufacturing solar modules in San Diego: “Today’s announcement is further proof that California’s nation-leading green policies play a vital role in our state’s economic success. Even in this recession, green jobs in California […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Actions to Fight Obesity, Promote Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following a moderated discussion with President Clinton at the Governor’s 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Actions for Healthy Living, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced eight specific actions he will pursue to support healthy living in California. The actions announced by the Governor will fight childhood obesity and encourage all […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Offers Rewards for Information in Four Unsolved Cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday offered rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the person or persons responsible for the following four unsolved cases in California. The following is a brief description of each crime and the reward amount offered: On December 29, 2007, […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Nava Calls for Ban on Toxic Lead Shot in State Wildlife Areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier today, Assemblymember Pedro Nava announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 2223, which will ban the use of toxic lead shot in California’s 627,000 acre network of State Wildlife Areas. As a result of widespread scientific consensus that the use of lead shot for waterfowl hunting poses a significant danger […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Convenes 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Actions for Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Joined by President Bill Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today convened the Governor’s 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Actions for Healthy Living at The California Endowment in Los Angeles. Opening the Summit, the Governor and President Clinton participated in a discussion, moderated by The California Endowment President and […]

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Regional Industry Grants Provided To 10 Regions Across California, More Than $2 Million Fund Job Training Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Recovery Task Force on Friday announced the 10 recipients of nearly $2.2 million in Regional Industry Clusters of Opportunity Grants (RICOG). These grants will bolster regional economic competitiveness by building the capacity of regional collaborations to identify growing industries, undertake strategic planning and leverage public and private resources. […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Seven to Los Angeles County Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointments of Karen M. Ackerson-Brazille, David R. Fields, Reva G. Goetz, Laura L. Laesecke, Sally L. Meloch, Shellie L. Samuels, and Paul T. Suzuki to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Ackerson-Brazille, 45, of Los Angeles, has been a deputy attorney […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $130 Million Investment in Transportation Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced yesterday that California will receive an additional $130 million in new funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) for four highway, local, street, rail and port projects across the state. The funding will be provided under the Recovery Act’s $1.5 billion Transportation Investment […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger California Superior Court Appointments for Feb. 18, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Bret D. Hillman to a judgeship in the Tulare County Superior Court. Hillman, 49, of Tulare, has been a partner for Hillman and Lew since 2007. Previously, he served Stringham, Hillman and Lew as a partner from 1990 to 2007 and Stringham […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Visits 405 Carpool Lane Project On One Year Anniversary of Recovery Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger today announced that on the one year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), $2.5 billion will be committed to almost 900 transportation projects statewide by the end of February. California has managed more than $25 billion in Recovery Act funds to improve California’s infrastructure […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces More Than $100 Million Recovery Act Investment In Advancing Use Of Health Information Exchange and Technology

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger on Friday announced that California will receive more than $100 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) awards. These funds will assist health care providers to expand the secure use and exchange of health information technology (IT) and train workers for thousands of health […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Pacific Coast Collaborative Members to Sign MOU Furthering Agreement

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — At the first Annual Leaders Forum of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) that build upon the original PCC Agreement, signed on June 30, […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for California Following Severe Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday sent a letter to President Obama through FEMA Region IX Regional Administrator Nancy Ward requesting a disaster declaration for the state of California as a result of a series of winter storms that have brought high winds, copious amounts of precipitation statewide, and have caused the […]

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Ca. Gov. Applauds Senate for Confirming Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement applauding the California State Senate for confirming Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) as Lieutenant Governor: “I applaud the California State Senate for showing bipartisan leadership today and confirming Senator Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor. Senator Maldonado has been a dedicated public servant and […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for 2.10.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Anderson, 20, of Redding, has been appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. Since 2008, she has served as secretary of state affairs for Associated Students Incorporated at California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Action for Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced he will host the 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Action for Healthy Living on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Governor’s co-lead in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will also participate. “We […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Executive Order to Further Improve California’s Information Technology Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Building upon his commitment to increase government efficiency through improvements to California’s information technology (IT) systems, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today received an update on the progress the state has made over the last two years to improve state IT operations and signed an executive order which will serve as the […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Concord Soldier

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Scott G. Barnett of Concord: “Maria and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Private First Class Scott Barnett. Scott was a brave soldier who dedicated his life to protecting his fellow citizens. He served […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. David J. Smith of Frederick, MD: “Sergeant David Smith was a committed Marine who fought courageously to preserve the freedom of our country. Maria and I join all Californians in expressing our sadness over his death and honoring […]

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Calif. Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement on Bureau of State Audits Findings

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz today issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of State Audits report on the Department of Community Services and Development America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) Weatherization Program: “The Task Force has proactively worked with the Department of Community Services […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Brigadier General Mary J. Kight Adjutant General of the Calif. National Guard

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointment of Brigadier General Mary J. Kight as the first female adjutant general of the California National Guard and first African-American female National Guard adjutant general in the nation. He also thanked General William H. Wade II for his years of dedicated service. “Brigadier General […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California Supreme Court Ruling on Jessica’s Law

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement after the California Supreme Court ruled to uphold the residency restrictions in Proposition 83, also known as Jessica’s Law, which took effect on November 8, 2006: “The voters passed this important initiative to help protect our communities and our children from sexual predators and […]

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Recovery Task Force Releases Preliminary Report of Funds Managed by Calif. State Government

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — The California Recovery Task Force today announced that quarter two reports on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) have been submitted as required by the federal government on spending and jobs funded. State departments uploaded information before the federal deadline of 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2010, as part of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Receives Largest High-Speed Rail Recovery Act Award in the Nation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced that California has been awarded more than $2.3 billion of the $8 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment (Recovery Act) funding President Obama made available to states nationally for high-speed intercity rail – more funding than any other state in the nation. Government, labor, business and environmental […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger announces County Superior Court appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Among others, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Soldani to a judgeship in the Madera County Superior Court. Soldani, 60, of Fresno, has been a part-time sole practitioner since 2007. Previously, he was the city attorney with Madera City Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 2003 and a […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Election of New Senate Republican Leader

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement congratulating Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on his election as the next Senate Republican Leader: “Senator Bob Dutton has been a tremendous advocate for the Californians in his district and I congratulate him on his election as the next Senate Republican Leader. As […]

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