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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to California County Superior Courts for Aug. 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced numerous statewide appointments including judgeships in various California County Superior Courts. Complete list follows: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Carrie McIntyre Panetta to a judgeship in the Monterey County Superior Court. Panetta, 46, has been a criminal […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 28, 2013 including to California Department of Public Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Brian Ferguson, 30, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of public affairs at the California Department of General Services. Ferguson has been a communications specialist at the California Faculty Association since 2006. He was a contributing […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs 5 Bills Authored by Assemblyman Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley announced that Governor Jerry Brown, in one day, signed into law five bills he authored this year: AB 117, AB 918, AB 1030, AB 1248 and AB 1289. “My bill package this year has focused on a variety of issues that make government more accountable, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Better Prepare California Teachers by allowing up to two years of graduate level preparation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 5 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed today by Governor Brown. Specifically, SB 5 will allow for more flexibility for teacher preparation programs by allowing up to two years of graduate level preparation. The programs are currently limited to one year. The bill goes into effect […]

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Calif. Governor, Speaker, Republican Leaders Announce Increase in Prison Capacity and Longer-Term Solutions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Standing alongside law enforcement, local government officials and victims’ advocates today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway announced legislation to comply with a federal court order to limit state prison population to 137.5 percent […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation for Aug. 27, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, which include: AB 81 by the Committee on Budget – Public safety: domestic abuse. AB 133 by Assemblymember Curt C. Hagman (R-Chino Hills) – Instructional materials: digital format. Complete list follows: SIGNED INTO LAW TODAY: […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bills into Law for Aug. 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills. AB 20 by Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) – Obscene matter: minors. AB 139 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Domestic violence: fees. Complete list follows. Bills signed today by Gov. Brown: • AB 166 by […]

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No Happy Endings: Calif. Assemblymember Hall Statement on Reported HIV Transmission from Adult Film Actor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to news reports that at least one adult film actor has tested positive for HIV and that the adult film industry has imposed an immediate halt to all adult film production in California until further […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 21, 2013 including to the California Water Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to California positions in government: First, Bryan Beyer, 40, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Internal Oversight and Research, where he has been acting director since 2013. Beyer […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2013 including to the California Medical Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Howard R. Krauss, 63, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Medical Board. Krauss has been director of neurosurgical ophthalmology at Saint John’s Brain Tumor Center since 2007, director of ophthalmology for Pacific Eye and Ear […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Releases Statement on Constitutionality of Requiring Condoms in Adult Films

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson’s ruling that Los Angeles County’s 2012 voter approved initiative, Measure B, requiring condoms in adult films is constitutional. “Judge Pregerson’s ruling on the constitutionality of Measure B reaffirms my long […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 19, 2013 including to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Tyler Busselen, 26, of Sacramento, has been appointed to Area Board III of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Tyler has been a member of Disabled Sports USA since 2009. He was a rider and volunteer for […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown and Gov. Sandoval Issue Joint Proclamation at Lake Tahoe Summit

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. /California Newswire/ — Today, committing to continued partnership with the State of Nevada, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a joint proclamation with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval prior to the 17th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit to boost cooperation on wildfire protection and preparedness efforts in the Tahoe Basin. The full text […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Various Bills into Law on Aug. 19, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed various bills into law including: AB 11 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (D-Marysville) – Employees: reserve peace officers and emergency rescue personnel. AB 195 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Counties: construction projects: design-build. Additional Bills Signed by […]

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Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Nationally Recognized for Efforts in Innovation and Outstanding Partnerships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) announced today the win of two of the six Professional Practices Program awards presented by the National Association of Election Officials (NAEO) at their annual conference. The two awards are: * Freedom Award for Innovation: The RR/CC partnered with two prominent multicultural […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 15, 2013 including to California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the following appointments: First, Anastasia Dodson, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed associate director of policy at the California Department of Health Care Services. Dodson has been a principal program budget analyst at the California Department of Finance since 2013. She […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 14, 2013 including to State Transportation Positions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Brian Peck, 54, of Huntington Beach, has been appointed deputy director of international affairs and business development at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Peck has been policy director at the Internet Corporation for Assigned […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Calls for Community Voice in Decommissioning of San Onofre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today at a hearing of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee regarding the decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) called for formal community involvement “to determine the future plans for the site” and expressed concern to utilities and regulators regarding additional costs […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Various Legislation into Law on Aug. 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he signed numerous assembly bills into law, including those impacting parking meters, liability of dog parks, boundaries for real property and others. A list follows. The governor has signed the following bills: •AB 61 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) […]

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California use of Amber Alert System Focus of Statement by Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Chair of the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), today issued the following statement regarding the state’s use of the emergency Amber alert system: “The Wireless Emergency Alert system is a critical new tool for delivering Presidential alerts relating to national security, […]

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Gatto’s Legislation to End Unfair Parking Tickets in California Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) today announced that his legislation to prohibit local governments from fleecing motorists who park at broken parking meters was signed by Governor Brown into law. Gatto introduced the bill in January 2013 due to outrage, both popular and personal, at cities who were changing […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 9, 2013 including to California Department of Toxic Substances Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Angel Carrera Jr., 61, of Sacramento, has been appointed business development program manager at the California Department of General Services, where he has served since 2007. Carrera was program manager of the California Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Takes Action to Avert BART Strike, Appoints Investigatory Board

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Sunday night, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed a board to investigate the contract dispute between Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and its unions – effectively ending the immediate threat of service disruption. The Governor notified all parties of his action in the following letter: August 4, 2013 […]

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San Diego Mayor Filner Proposal for Prevailing Wage Approved by City Council

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s proposal to “ensure that construction workers get paid a fair wage when working for contractors employed by the City,” won City Council approval. In a vote of 5-4, City Councilmembers agreed that workers should be paid a prevailing wage. The prevailing wage […]

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SF Mayor Lee and Supervisor Farrell Launch Home Loan Assistance Program for First Responders

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell today launched the down payment home loan assistance program for San Francisco first responders who are active member of the San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Fire Department, or the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas votes to protect U.S. mail delivery – Innovate to Deliver

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., In an effort to protect both services offered to residents of the San Fernando Valley, and the rights of the hard-working people who deliver the U.S. Mail, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, voted […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Welcomes Community Health Center Funding

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) was pleased to note awards of more than $1 million in grants to community health centers throughout the Northeast San Fernando Valley, to help enroll uninsured Californians in health coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The people of […]

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SF Mayor Lee Appoints Allen Nanceto Lead San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his appointment of Allen A. Nance as San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department (JPD) Chief Probation Officer to succeed retiring Chief Probation Officer William P. Siffermann. Under the leadership of the Chief Probation Officer, JPD utilizes detention alternatives and principles of balanced and […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 13, 2013 including to California Conservation Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Saturday announced the following appointments: First, Alexander Maurice Gonzales, 57, of La Quinta, has been appointed warden at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2011 and was chief deputy warden from 2010 to 2011, associate warden from […]

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Calif. Governor Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts for July 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced numerous appointments to California County Superior Courts, including to the Marin County Superior Court, the Alameda County Superior Court, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Beverly Wood to a judgeship in […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 12, including to Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. Teveia Barnes, 60, of Tiburon, has been appointed executive director of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Barnes has been senior deputy commissioner of the California Department of […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Los Angeles County for July 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles County following recent wildfires that have destroyed residences, threatened thousands of homes and other structures and caused evacuations and road closures. The full text of the emergency proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 11, 2013 including to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Cynthia Cotharn, 56, of Playa Vista, has been appointed to the Cal Humanities Board. Cotharn has been a private physician since 2002. She was a medical director in the Substance Abuse Division at the Watts Health Foundation Inc. […]

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Swan SONGS: Hearing Focuses on Challenges of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee held the first in a series of hearings focused on the challenges facing California with the permanent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) chairs the committee. Attendees included representatives of Southern California Edison, San Diego […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 10, 2013 including to Regional Water Quality Control Boards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the following appointments: First, Arthur Anderson Jr., 65, of Roseville, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings, where he has served since 2008. Anderson has been a law enforcement consultant at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2000. […]

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SF Mayor Lee Launches San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Board President David Chiu and local community partners announced a new initiative “to help San Francisco immigrants navigate the process of applying for citizenship.” The San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative is a partnership to build community, ensure economic mobility and strengthen […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Hawthorne Police Officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the death of Hawthorne Police Department Sergeant Leonard Luna. “Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Sergeant Leonard Luna. We join his family, friends, colleagues and community as they mourn his loss […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 3, 2013 including to California State Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Mirtha Villarreal-Younger, 45, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of minority veterans affairs at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Villarreal-Younger is director of state personnel at the California Military Department, where she has served in multiple […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 2, 2013 including to California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Deborah Brown, 58, of Oakhurst, has been reappointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, where she has served since 2012. Brown has been an instructor at Yosemite High School since 1994. She was a part-time accountant at […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Historic California School Funding Legislation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed historic school funding legislation that will direct increased resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money is spent on schools. At a signing ceremony at Cahuenga Elementary School in Los Angeles, the Governor was joined by […]

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