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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Plan to Spur Clean Technology Growth in California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California Jobs Initiative to Create, Retain 100,000+ Jobs. After touring Cobalt Biofuels, a Silicon Valley green-tech company, today in Mountain View, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger highlighted his proposal to exempt the purchase of green-tech manufacturing equipment from the sales tax in his California Jobs Initiative, a legislative package that will create or […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces First-in-the-Nation Statewide Green Building Standards Code

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Continuing California’s efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on January 1, […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 760 Local Education Agencies Set to Participate in State’s Race to the Top Plan to Date

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger today announced that to date, 760 local educational agencies have submitted memorandum of understandings (MOU) to partner with the state’s Race to the Top application. The participation of these local educational agencies will ensure that the state’s application is highly competitive for up to $700 million in much needed […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Proclaims State of Emergency in Humboldt County Due to Earthquake

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proclaimed a state of emergency in Humboldt County due to a 6.5 earthquake which occurred on Saturday, January 9, 2010 that impacted the northern coast of California, disrupted utilities and caused damage to at least 175 structures. The text of the proclamation is below: A PROCLAMATION OF […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights California Jobs Initiative to Help Get Economy Back on Track

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Emphasizing that this year’s number one priority is creating jobs and returning people to work to get California’s economy back on track, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today visited Ace Clearwater Enterprises in Torrance to highlight his California Jobs Initiative proposal, which includes a $500 million employer hiring incentive that will keep Californians […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Cap-and-Trade Program Recommendations

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee issued their final recommendations to the California Air Resources Board on the design of the cap-and-trade program: “I want to thank the Committee for its hard work and I have directed my staff to thoroughly review […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Submission of Application for Up to $490 Million Recovery Act Funding for Schools

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — In keeping with his commitment to protect education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed and announced the submission of the state’s application for the final 10 percent of education funding available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (Recovery Act) State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) – for up to $490 million in […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments to New Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery; Appoints Margo Reid Brown Chief Deputy

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Following through on his commitment to increase efficiency and make state government work better for the people, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced appointments to the new Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) including the appointment of Margo Reid Brown as chief deputy director and her designation as acting director. CalRecycle […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Historic Education Reform Legislation Making California Highly Competitive in Race to the Top

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — After calling a special session and introducing a bi-partisan legislative package, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Thurs.) signed historic education reform legislation making California highly competitive in President Obama’s national $4.35 billion Race to the Top education reform and funding competition. Bi-partisan measures SBX5 1 by Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Election of New Assembly Speaker

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement on the election of Assembly Speaker-Elect John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles): “I congratulate Assembly Speaker-Elect John Pérez on his election as the next speaker of the California State Assembly. We have an extraordinary opportunity before us to accomplish great things for the people of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Department of Fish and Game Helicopter Crash Victims

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Wednesday) issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Clu Cotter of Fresno, Kevin O’Connor of Fresno, Tom Stolberg of Fresno and Mike Donovan of Palm Springs: “Maria and I were deeply saddened to learn of this tragic accident and the passing of these four men. All […]

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California Recovery Task Force Announces $17.8 Million Awarded For California Data Centers and Telecom Industry

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — The California Recovery Task Force yesterday announced that California companies and organizations have been awarded $35 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding to reduce energy consumption for data centers and telecommunications systems. California’s infusion of stimulus funding totals approximately 75 percent of the $47 million awarded nationwide. […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Provides Constitutional Amendment Language to Increase Higher Education Funding, Shift Funding from Prisons

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Following up on his State of the State proposal to make higher education a priority, yesterday, the Governor has submitted draft legislative language to Legislative Counsel, taking the first step to asking the legislature to reshape California’s priorities and ensure the University of California and California State University systems are always […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Lays out Priorities, Urges Continued Bipartisan Teamwork in State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the California legislature. The Governor reflected on the teamwork that brought California through the worst recession since the Great Depression in 2009 and laid out his vision for California in 2010. “This coming year […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Edna Anderson-Owens, 71, of Burbank, has been reappointed to the California Science Center Board of Directors, where she has served as a member since 2000. She has been senior vice president of West Grand Media since 2000 and co-chief executive officer […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Nava Introduces Oil Industry Fair Share Act

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s State of the State Address, and the release of his 2010-11 Budget Proposal, Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) introduced today The Oil Industry Fair Share Act. The legislation will establish an oil severance tax of 10% on the gross value of each barrel of […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Lester Snow as Natural Resources Secretary

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Lester Snow as secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency and also thanked Secretary Mike Chrisman who is retiring from state service effective February 1, 2010 for his dedicated years of service. “Throughout the course of my Administration, Lester has used his high-level […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Legislation to Crack Down on DUI Offenders

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) announced he would introduce legislation that would make it more difficult for repeat driving under the influence (DUI) offenders to get their driver’s license back: “I applaud Assemblymember Hill for his efforts to keep our roads safe […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Action Taken by 11 States to Move Forward with a Low Carbon Fuel Standard

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward adopting a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard modeled after California’s first-in-the-world standard: “By working to […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Thanks Congressman George Radanovich for Service to California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding California Congressman George Radanovich’s (R-Mariposa) announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2010: “Congressman Radanovich has built a notable and distinguished career while representing California and the people of the Central Valley. His 15 years in Congress have been invaluable, and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Ventura County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Roger L. Lund and William Brennan Lynch to judgeships in the Ventura County Superior Court. Lund, 40, of Camarillo, has served as a court commissioner for the Ventura County Superior Court since 2008. He was a principal and officer for the American Law […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Solano County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of John B. Ellis and Timmy P. Kam to judgeships in the Solano County Superior Court. Ellis, 48, of Elk Grove, has served as a chief deputy district attorney since April 2009 and deputy district attorney from 1996 to April 2009 for the Solano […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Six to Santa Clara County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Julia A. Emede, Maureen A. Folan, Daniel T. Nishigaya, Ronald I. Toff, Jesus Valencia Jr. and Theodore C. Zayner to judgeships in the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Emede, 48, of San Jose, has been a shareholder for Schlepphorst and Emede since 2001. […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints V. Raymond Swope to San Mateo County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of V. Raymond Swope to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court. Swope, 57, of Menlo Park, has served as deputy county counsel for the San Mateo Office of County Counsel since 1998. Prior to that, he was an attorney for the […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints William Johnson to San Joaquin County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of William D. Johnson to a judgeship in the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Johnson, 61, of Stockton, has been a staff attorney for McGeorge School of Law, California Parole Advocacy Program since September 2009 and a sole practitioner since 2000. Previously, he was […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 244 Proposed Renewable Energy Projects Throughout State

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the first comprehensive list of 244 proposed renewable energy projects that could produce up to almost 70,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy annually, building on California’s aggressive renewable energy goals. These proposed projects throughout the state include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydro facilities and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Stephen Gallon to Riverside County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Stephen J. Gallon to a judgeship in the Riverside County Superior Court. Gallon, 40, of Temecula, has served as a supervising and senior deputy district attorney for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office since 2003. Prior to that, he served as a deputy […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Beatriz M. Gordon and Dennis J. Keough to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Gordon, 38, of Tustin, has served as associate general counsel for Western Dental Services since 2008. Prior to that, she was an attorney for Samuels, Green, Steel and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Pamela Butler to Monterey County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Pamela L. Butler to a judgeship in the Monterey County Superior Court. Butler, 39, of Carmel, has been a deputy district attorney with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office since 1995. She earned a Master of Law degree from Chapman University, Juris Doctorate […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Donna Tarter to Kings County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Donna L. Tarter to a judgeship in the Kings County Superior Court. Tarter, 53, of Hanford, has served as a contract sole practitioner since 2000 and public defender for Kings County Superior Court since 1993. Previously, she served as coordinating attorney for the […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Kern County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Jose R. Benavides and Susan M. Gill to judgeships in the Kern County Superior Court. Benavides, 53, of Bakersfield, has been a sole practitioner since 1997. Prior to that, he was an associate with Klein, Wegis from 1993 to 1996, partner with Vallejo […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Tricia Bigelow Presiding Justice of Second District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Tricia A. Bigelow as presiding justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight. Bigelow, 49, of Pasadena, has served as an associate justice for the Second District Court of Appeal since 2008. Prior to that, she was a judge for the […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Poli Flores Jr. to Imperial County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Poli Flores Jr. to a judgeship in the Imperial County Superior Court. Flores, 54, of Calexico, has served as a court commissioner for the Imperial County Superior Court since 2006. Previously, he was a sole practitioner from 1986 to 2006 and a deputy […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement After U.S. Senate Passes Health Care Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement on Dec. 24th, urging continued work on health care reform legislation that won’t burden states with unfair costs: “I have long supported fixing our broken health care system with comprehensive reform. But, I still believe both the House and Senate bills fall short and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to California Congressional Delegation on Health Care Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of the California Congressional Delegation urging them to not impose new costs on states through unfunded federal mandates in health care reform legislation and stressing that reform will only succeed if Congress gives states, like […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Miramar Marine

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Serge Kropov of Hawley, PA: “Private First Class Serge Kropov was a brave Marine and his death is a terrible loss for our country and our armed forces. His courageous and selfless service will always be remembered and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for 12.22.09

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Ronnie Caplane, 61, of Oakland, has been reappointed to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, where she has served as a member since 2003. Previously, she was a freelance writer and columnist from 1992 to 2006, a partner for Bruyneel and Caplane from […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Names Joan Sullivan Deputy Mayor Of Education

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday named Joan Sullivan Deputy Mayor of Education. She is the founder of the Bronx Academy of Letters High School in New York City and is currently a member of the Urban Assembly, a non-profit organization that is at the forefront of new school development in the […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $26.5 Million in Awards to Counties to Combat IHSS Fraud

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Committed to combating fraud within the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully and other state officials to announce $26.5 million in awards for up to 45 California counties to assist with investigating fraud, and to better coordinate and share data between […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds CPUC Decision to Approve 4,500 MW Power Project

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Southern California Edison’s request to construct Segments 4-11 of its Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP), which will provide access for up to 4,500 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation: “California leads the nation in developing […]

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