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Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring November as Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring November 2019 as “Native American Heritage Month” in the State of California.
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CalRecycle and Cal OES announce completion of debris removal in Paradise after deadliest wildfire in California history

PARADISE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire, the most deadly wildfire in state history, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) joined the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today to announce the completion of debris removal on nearly 11,000 properties.
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California Cracks Vegas-to-LA Beverage Container Smuggling Ring

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing the arrests of 10 suspects accused of smuggling out-of-state beverage containers into California to defraud the state’s California Redemption Value fund.
CARR RCFE Reform

Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Signed by Gov. Newsom – safe gun storage requirements for firearms retained by residential care facilities...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces that California Governor Newsom signed the Keep Our Seniors Safe Act, a part of SB 172 (Portantino) which was signed into law on 12 October, 2019.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Former Calif. State Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Ballot Initiative on Homelessness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, former California state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D – Los Angeles) submitted to the Attorney General for title and summary a ballot initiative that radically changes the state’s approach to homelessness. The initiative would treat certain existing crimes (“Intervention Predicates,”) as cries for help –- opportunities to both engage the homeless and return respect for the law on our streets
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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Nation’s Strongest Statewide Renter Protection Legislation

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, surrounded by dozens of legislative leaders, working families and rent advocates in the East Bay, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law today a series of bills to fight a key cause of our state’s housing crisis – rent gouging and evictions.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Oct. 8, 2019 including to Department of Consumer Affairs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Kimberly Kirchmeyer, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Kirchmeyer has been executive director of the Medical Board of California since 2013, where she was deputy director from 2011 to 2013.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Sept. 10, 2019 including to the California African American Museum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Yumi Sera, 60, of Elk Grove, has been appointed deputy director of statewide initiatives at the California Complete Count – Census 2020. Sera has been lead regional program manager at Census 2020 since 2019.
Sidney Walton meets with CA Gov Newsom July 29

Due to Gilroy Tragedy, Historic Meeting with Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton Occurred at the Capitol Monday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America's oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, met with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 29, 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Governor's office. The meeting was arranged by state Senator Brian Jones from San Diego County.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on 2019-20 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement on Sunday (June 9) after the Budget Conference Committee adopted its 2019-20 budget package:
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Governor Newsom Statement on 2019-2020 Budget Conference Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Sunday (June 9), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today released the following statement regarding the California Legislature’s Conference Committee on the Budget.
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Gov. Newsom issues proclamation declaring June 2019 as ‘LGBTQ Pride Month’ in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (June 4), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring June, 2019, as “LGBTQ Pride Month” in the State of California.
Newsom Launches Statewide 'California for All' Health Care Tour in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Launches Statewide ‘California for All’ Health Care Tour in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in his first act as California’s 40th Governor, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of major, first-in-the-nation proposals to lower prescription drug and health care costs for all California families and move California closer to the goal of health care for all.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for May 10, 2019 including to California Natural Resources Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Friday (May 10), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Angela Barranco, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Releases Revised 2019 ‘California for All’ State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (May 9), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom released a revised state budget proposal that prioritizes saving for a rainy day ­– putting a record amount into the state’s reserves and making billions in fiscal pay downs of pension debt. It also prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis.
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Passes Senate Committee – CA Sentator Portantino’s SB 172

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces its collaboration and partnership with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D, SD 25) in the drafting of Senate Bill 172 Firearms, enhancing safe storage protections for the two most vulnerable populations in our society: the elderly and children.
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Calif. Bill Clarifying Sale of Hemp-Derived CBD Clears First Hurdle in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Legislation that would clarify that hemp-derived CBD is legal for manufacture, distribution and sale in California has been approved unanimously by the Assembly Committee on Health (ref: AB-228).
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Antonia Hernandez to Council on Healthcare Delivery Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced his appointment of Antonia Hernandez to the Council on Healthcare Delivery Systems. “When Antonia says that single-payer health care delivery is the ideal we need to work toward, she encompasses both the dream of serving all Californians and the practical attitude it will take to get there,” Speaker Rendon said.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Feb. 19, 2019 including to Tribal Negotiations Advisor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week (Feb. 19), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Tia Boatman-Patterson as Senior Advisor on Housing, Christina Snider as Tribal Advisor and Executive Secretary to the Native American Heritage Commission, and Anna Naimark as Tribal Negotiations Advisor in the Office of the Governor, along with the reappointment of Carl Guardino to the Transportation Commission.
CA Assemblymember Marc Levine

Calif. Assemblymember Marc Levine Introduces Legislation to Ban Smoking at State Beaches and Parks – AB 1718

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) this week (Feb. 22) introduced legislation that will prohibit smoking at state beaches and parks. AB 1718 (D-Marin County) is similar to legislation authored by Assemblymember Levine, which would have banned smoking at designated picnic areas on state beaches and state parks.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Feb. 7, 2019 to the California Apprenticeship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Thursday (Feb. 7) Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Yvonne de la Pena, 53, of Elk Grove, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where she has served since 2015. De la Pena is executive director of the California Firefighter JAC, a position she has held since 1999.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Pedro Nava to Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced his appointment of Pedro Nava to the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2019-20 ‘California For All’ State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Newly elected Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2019-20 “California for All” budget proposal to the Legislature this week – a fiscal blueprint that builds a strong financial foundation by investing an unprecedented $13.6B in budget resiliency and paying down unfunded pension liabilities.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Reacts to Gov. Newsom’s 2019 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom released his initial budget proposal: “Years of smart budgeting by legislative Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown give us a healthy fiscal picture and the opportunity to expand economic opportunity for all.
Calif. Lt. Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

Calif. Lt. Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis names Panorea Avdis as her Chief of Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's 2019 Lieutenant Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis today named Panorea Avdis as her Chief of Staff. Avdis is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the state’s leading agency for economic development and job creation programs. She was appointed to GO-Biz in 2012 by Governor Brown.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Announces Assembly Leadership and Committee Assignments for 2019-2020 Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced assignments for the membership of Assembly leadership positions and standing committees for the 2019-2020 legislative session.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 14, 2018 including to Carcinogen Identification Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Joseph R. Landolph, 70, of Altadena, has been reappointed to the Carcinogen Identification Committee, where he has served since 1993. Landolph has been a member of the University of Southern California Free Radical Institute since 2013 and associate professor of pathology, molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine since 1987, where he has been a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1982.
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte to Provide Over 800 Food and Toy Baskets to Needy Families at 2018 Holiday Event

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte Police Department will be making holiday dreams come true by providing over 800 food and toy baskets to families in need. Local community members and business leaders have donated thousands in toys and monetary donations. The food basket giveaway will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 7:30 a.m. at the El Monte High School parking lot.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 5, 2018 including to the California Conservation Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Heidi Steinecker, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality at the California Department of Public Health. Steinecker has been health care executive consultant at Global Health Consulting since 2017.
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte CA Remembers Former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for Service to the Community

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte is remembering former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for her service and dedication to the community, after passing on October 27, 2018. Wallach was 81 years-old.
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City of El Monte CA Receives $2.3M Grant for Park and Open Space Project

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- El Monte residents will have access to a new open and green space thanks to a $2 million grant. The California Natural Resources Agency awarded the City of El Monte a $2.3 million grant to develop the Gateway Park and Open Space Project.
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California Receives Top Grades in Digital Technology for 2018, One of Three States that Won Three Category Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California received an overall grade of A- from the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital States Survey. The biannual survey benchmarks government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity and reach policy goals across all 50 states.
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte to Shed Light on Domestic Violence, October 2018 Declared as Awareness Month

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte and local community leaders will continue supporting families and survivors of domestic violence by declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. As part of the proclamation, the City will light its Statue of Liberty in purple on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Revamp California Bail System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ --  Taking action to revamp California’s bail system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday (Aug. 28) signed Senate Bill 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, which preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 27-28, 2018 including Department of Social Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the following appointments Aug. 27-28, 2018: First, Todd R. Bland, 56, of Elk Grove, has been appointed assistant director of the Automation, Integrity, and Client Initiatives Branch at the California Department of Social Services, where he has been deputy director of the Family Engagement and Empowerment Division since 2011.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation including AB 2782 California Environmental Quality Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (Aug. 24), Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First,AB 1887 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) – Public education governance: service on boards and commissions.
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Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for Aug. 17-21, 2018 including Advisory Commission on Special Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Alexander Pal, 36, of Carmichael, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been acting chief counsel since 2018 and served in several positions from 2013 to 2018, including assistant chief counsel and attorney.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation for Aug. 2018 including Surfing as the Official State Sport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Gov. Brown signed numerous bills into law on Aug. 20, 2018, including Assembly Bill No. 1782, establishing surfing as the official state sport. List of additional bills signed follows.
City of El Monte California

El Monte CA 2018 Back-to-School Fair Provides School Supplies and More to 1,100 Families

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Families and children starting a new school year will have a brighter beginning thanks to the 2018 El Monte Back-to-School Resource Fair. Over 1,100 children received much needed school supplies on August 18 at the El Monte Valley Mall.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Legislature Approves McCarty Measure to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools – AB 406

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Legislature today approved AB 406 by Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), which would prohibit for-profit corporations from managing and operating charter schools in the Golden State. This bipartisan measure was approved by the State Senate on a 28 to 7 vote and by the State Assembly on a 49 to 15 vote.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 10-13, 2018 including to Community Colleges Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday (Aug. 13), Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tamma Adamek, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs and media relations for the Complete Count Census. Adamek has been deputy director of communications at the Financial Information System for California since 2016.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Legislation to Increase High School Computer Coding Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, key priorities in the High School CODES Act were signed into law. The effort, led by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) and Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will help high schools throughout the country encourage computer coding education, establishing a pipeline between students and jobs that will strengthen America’s economy.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 1-6, 2018 including University of California Board of Regents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments on Aug. 6: First, Laphonza Butler, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Butler has been president of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers Union since 2010.
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs 2018 Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this past week (Aug. 2) announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, as well as amendments to the current tribal-state gaming compacts with the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, the Karuk Tribe and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.
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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas statement on the end of the Sinclair-Tribune Merger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- The merger should have been a spike in the end zone for Sinclair, but the refs stopped them at the 1st yard line for unfair play, says Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas (29th District of Calif.). It must have been a real upset for Sinclair.  But not for the American public.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 18, 2018 including to Medical Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Claire Tauriainen, 46, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed general counsel at the California Housing Finance Agency, where she has been an assistant general counsel and single family team lead since 2007.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 16-18, 2018 – New Bills Signed for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills on July 18: AB 216 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – Vote by mail ballots: identification envelopes: prepaid postage. (continued)
Calif. Brown Signs Final 2018-19 State Budget

Calif. Brown Signs Final 2018-19 State Budget with Record Rainy Day Fund, School Funding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, seven and a half years after taking office and inheriting a $27 billion budget deficit, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed his final state budget, which fills the Rainy Day Fund to the brim and sends record funding to California’s classrooms.
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California’s 2018-19 Budget Act Includes Big Wins for Sacramento and West Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed the 2018-19 Budget Act into law, enacting a responsible, balanced, and on-time budget that includes historic reserves for a rainy day and makes critical investments in the people of California. Working closely with the Legislature, this budget brings together shared priorities of the Assembly, the Senate, and the Governor.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 28, 2018 including to California Ocean Protection Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Carlie Jackson, 38, of Elk Grove, has been appointed administrative assistant at the California Natural Resources Agency, where she served as an administrative assistant from 2012 to 2014.

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