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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger, U.S. Senators Feinstein and Boxer Urge President Obama to Support California High Speed and Intercity Rail

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ –Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent the following letter to President Barack Obama urging him to support California’s applications for high-speed and intercity rail funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, noting that our state is uniquely qualified to employ federal funding […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Abel Maldonado Lieutenant Governor

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) as Lieutenant Governor. “Senator Maldonado has proven he has the strength and courage it takes to reach across the partisan divide and put the interests of Californians first and he is absolutely the most qualified person to take […]

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Consumer Federation of California Gives Pedro Nava 100 Percent Rating

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbra), Chair of the Assembly Banking & Finance Committee, announced yesterday that he received a perfect 100 percent score from the Consumer Federation of California (CFC) for his voting record on consumer issues. “Year in, year out, Assemblymember Nava stands up against the interests of big business […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III Reminds Parents to Check Ratings Info When Making Holiday Video Game Purchases

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton) today urged California’s shoppers to pay careful attention to the age and content ratings provided by the ESRB when purchasing computer and video games as gifts this holiday season. A recent ESA poll found that 43 percent of Americans plan to buy […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Announces Members of the Select Committee on Re-Entry

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — According to a news release issued today, Speaker Karen Bass (D- Baldwin Hills) has named the following members to the Assembly Select Committee on Re-Entry chaired by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton): Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano, Marty Block, Steve Bradford, Nathan Fletcher, Felipe Fuentes, Warren Furutani, Dave Jones, […]

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Foreclosure Crisis in California Addressed at Sacramento Hearing

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbra), Chair of the Assembly Banking & Finance Committee, led the second in a series of informational hearings today to examine California’s foreclosure crisis, the state’s current loan modification programs, and methods by which the state could improve procedures to help struggling California homeowners. Nava was joined […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Thanks Senator Cogdill for His Service in the California Legislature

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement thanking Senator Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) for his service in the California state legislature after the Senator announced he will not seek re-election in 2010: “Senator Dave Codgill is an extraordinary public servant to the people in his district and to all Californians across […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Decision to Reject Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued a statement after Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner rejected a second request by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Bureau to increase the Worker’s Compensation Claims Cost Benchmark which would have negatively affected California’s businesses and employers as the state works to rebuild its economy: “Especially, in our current […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Applauding Pfizer’s Decision to Include California in Global R&D Network

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement applauding Pfizer’s announcement to include California in its global research and development (R&D) network: “California has always been a leader in biotech research and innovation and Pfizer’s announcement that it will establish California as one the five hubs of its worldwide R&D network […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Launch of ‘I Built It-Youth’ Campaign

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the launch of the “I Built It-Youth” campaign, a statewide effort to begin training California’s future skilled workforce, which will be instrumental in rebuilding California’s infrastructure. The campaign is a collaboration between the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the California Department of Education (CDE) […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Takes Action to Secure Available Recovery Act Funds for Early Childhood Education

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Building on his commitment to both high-quality early childhood education and bringing available American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding to California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued Executive Order S-23-09 establishing the California State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care. This is the first step in making California […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Roger Brautigan Secretary of CDVA, Announces Appointment of Rocky Chavez as Undersecretary

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Roger Brautigan as secretary for the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA). “Roger is a respected California veteran who served honorably in the U.S. Army for more than 33 years. He has shown outstanding leadership ability and has been a true public […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Captain John Gaffaney

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Capt. John P. Gaffaney of San Diego: “Maria and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Captain John Gaffaney who was a dedicated member of our armed forces. John selflessly worked to keep our […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints John J. Benoit District IV Riverside County Supervisor

RIVERSIDE /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointment of John J. Benoit to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, representing District IV. “As an experienced elected official and former public safety officer, John J. Benoit has a proven history of dedicated public service and is absolutely the best person to fill this […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Opening of EVI Worldwide Headquarters in Stockton

STOCKTON /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday joined officials from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) to announce the opening of their new worldwide headquarters and primary U.S. manufacturing facility in Stockton, a move that will further California’s nation-leading environmental goals and create 150 direct green jobs estimated by the company. EVI will design and assemble […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Pedro Nava Demands Answers from California’s Largest Banks

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Assembly Banking & Finance Committee, asked California’s largest financial institutions on October 23, 2009, for answers to over a dozen questions regarding their loan modification processes. Nava set a deadline of Monday, November 9, 2009 for those responses. “The banks need to stop […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Passage of Historic Comprehensive Water Package

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the legislature’s passage of an historic package to reform and rebuild California’s water system: “Water is the lifeblood of everything we do in California. Without clean, reliable water, we cannot build, we cannot farm, we cannot grow and we cannot prosper. That […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Race to the Top Legislative Package Passes State Senate

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the statement below after the California State Senate voted to pass SBX5 1, the bi-partisan measure proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger to ensure California meets the Obama Administration’s competitiveness requirements in the $4.35 billion national Race to the Top funding competition – which has been federally designed to […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Louis Fuentes District I Imperial County Supervisor

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Louis Fuentes to the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, representing District I. “Louis’ extensive experience and involvement in Imperial County make him the right person for this position,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “He is a dedicated public servant and I am confident he will […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Senate Education Committee for Standing by California’s School Children, Passing SBX5 1

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the statement below after the state Senate Education Committee voted 5-0 to approve SBX5 1, a bi-partisan measure proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger and authored by Senator Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) to ensure California is highly competitive in the Obama Administration’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Opening of World’s Largest Landfill Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Facility in Calif.

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today celebrated the opening of the world’s largest landfill gas to liquefied natural gas (LFG-to-LNG) facility in California, the Waste Management Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility in Livermore. The plant, put together by partners Waste Management, Linde-BOC and Gas Technology Institute, is designed to produce up to […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Barstow Veterans Home Receives Highest Possible Honor for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

BARSTOW /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the Veterans Home of California in Barstow (VHC-Barstow) has received the highest possible honor under the new rating system established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The facility received an outstanding score of five out of a possible five stars for health […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Merced Soldier

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Lukas C. Hopper, of Merced: “Maria and I extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Private First Class Lukas Hopper. He will be remembered for his courage and dedication as he put his life on the […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Deaths of Military Air Crew Members

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Maj. Samuel Leigh, 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne, Lt. Cmdr. Che J. Barnes, Lt. Adam W. Bryant, Chief Petty Officer John F. Seidman, Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl P. Grigonis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica L. Beacham, Petty Officer 2nd […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of San Diego Soldier

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. First Class David E. Metzger of San Diego: “Sergeant First Class David Metzger was a courageous soldier who dedicated his life to defending our freedom and protecting his fellow Americans. His commitment to service is an inspiration to […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces More Jobs Saved or Created in California Through Recovery Act Spending

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined Vice President Joe Biden at the White House for the Obama Administration’s release of the federal government’s first quarter American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) data. State-by-state data released by the federal government after the event confirms that over 110,000 direct jobs have been saved […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer Jarrod Martinez

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Jarrod Martinez of Buellton: “Maria and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jarrod Martinez who worked daily to protect his community. Santa Barbara is a better place because of his […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Michael Picker Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Facilities

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Michael Picker as senior advisor to the Governor for renewable energy facilities. “Michael’s knowledge and experience in environmental policy development and state and local government administration will be utilized to help California expedite the permitting of renewable energy facilities in the state,” said […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Pedro Nava Applauds Historic Federal Hate Crimes Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) applauds the President and Congress for taking a historic stand and signing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act. “The President believes every human being is entitled to equality and the same dignity and protection under the law,” said Nava. “Signing this crucial […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Secures Commitment to Continue Net Metering for Solar

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) committed to increase the amount of net metering for rooftop solar in its territory from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent to ensure that investment in solar continues to grow. PG&E will submit the change in tariffs to […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Hawthorne Soldier

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Eduviges G.Wolf of Hawthorne: “Sergeant Eduviges Wolf bravely fought to defend our country overseas. Her honorable service to our country will forever be remembered with great respect. Maria and I send our prayers and sympathies to all of […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds President Obama’s Investment in Smart Grid, Providing Boost to Renewable Energy Projects

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement applauding President Barack Obama’s announcement to invest $3.4 billion in smart-grid technology throughout the nation, including over $200 million in California: “I applaud President Obama for investing in a national smart energy grid that will help reduce electricity demand and increase accessibility to […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Deaths of Camp Pendleton Marines

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury of Anchorage, AK, Capt. Eric A. Jones of Westchester, NY, Capt. David S. Mitchell of Loveland, OH and Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen of North Attleboro, MA: “Corporal Gregory Fleury, Captain Eric Jones, Captain […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments – 10.27.09

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Jennifer Allen, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. She has been a self-advocate presenter for Supported Life Institute since 2007. Previously, Allen served Capitol People First as president from 2005 to 2008 and a self-advocate […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Offers Rewards for Information in Two Unsolved Murder Cases

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today offered rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the person or persons responsible for the following unsolved murder cases in California.The following is a brief description of each crime and the reward amount offered: On October 31, 2008, 18-year-old Colin […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders on Health Care Reform

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent the following letter to the Congressional leaders encouraging them to act on comprehensive health reform this year, while outlining specific concerns with the current health care reform legislation and reiterating the need to ensure that an unfair financial burden is not placed on states: October 27, […]

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California’s Film & Television Incentive Program Records Early Success in Retaining Jobs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that 36 film and television productions are set to shoot during the last quarter of 2009 as a direct result of California’s recently launched film and TV production incentive. The Governor successfully proposed and pushed for the Film and Television Incentive as part of a package […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Calif. Appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Appointments announced Oct. 23, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger include: Alexander Calero, 33, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. He has served as a member of the Board of Psychology since 2007 and as enforcement division staff counsel at the Department of Corporations since 2005. […]

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Nava to Introduce Oil Industry Fair Share Act – New Legislation will make Big Oil Pay for California Crude

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D – Santa Barbara) will be joined by seniors, school employees, healthcare providers, environmentalists and others to announce the introduction of the Oil Industry Fair Share Act at a Capitol news conference on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Room 1190 of the State Capitol. “California […]

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Nava Calls for Investigation of Department of Fish and Game Policy on Euthanizing Animals

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) sent a letter today to the Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee requesting the committee to hold an informational hearing or begin an investigation into the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) policy on euthanizing animals. Last week DFG wardens euthanized a bear […]

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