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Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointment of Michael E. Rossi as senior jobs advisor in the Office of the Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointment: Michael E. Rossi, 67, of Pebble Beach, has been appointed senior jobs advisor in the Office of the Governor.

Tahoe Summit 2011: Governor Brown and Governor Sandoval Announce Renewed Commitment to Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an historic joint appearance at the 2011 Tahoe Summit, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Tuesday a renewed commitment to updating the Regional Plan for Lake Tahoe and enhancing the role of the two states in cooperating with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA).
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California Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Isadore Hall for Congress

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) endorsed State Assemblymember Isadore Hall’s campaign for Congress today.

Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for Aug. 15, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.on Monday announced the following appointments. First, Cliff Allenby, 74, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chair of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. Allenby is currently interim director of the Department of Mental Health.
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Rafael Bernardino To Board Of Fire And Police Pension Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Rafael Bernardino to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners on Monday.
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Board of Parole Hearings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments. First, Dan Figueroa, 60, of Blythe, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. Figueroa worked at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison as a correctional counselor from 1996 to 2010 and as a business services supervisor from 1992 to 1996.

Calif. Governor Brown to Discuss National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Secretary of the Navy...
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact With The Pinoleville Pomo Nation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for August 8, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Monday that he has signed the following bills: AB 84 by Assemblymember...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Aug. 4, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Thursday that he has signed the following bills: AB 61 by Assemblymember...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Aug. 3, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 55 by Assemblymember Mike...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Erick Casallas, 31, of Bakersfield, has been appointed...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Aug. 1, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Monday that he has signed the following bills: • AB 494 by Assemblymember...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 26, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 107, 108, 120; SB...

Legal Leaders Express Support for Gov. Brown's Nomination of Goodwin Liu for California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leaders in the legal field expressed strong support for Governor Brown's nomination of Goodwin Liu, Professor of Law at...

Calif. Governor Brown Nominates Goodwin Liu for California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. nominated Goodwin Liu, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School,...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed several bills, including AB 82 and AB 130....

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 20, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: John 'Jack' Brooks, 87, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun.

Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for July 19, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gerardo Mouet, 53, of Santa Ana, has been appointed to the 32nd District Agricultural Association, Orange County Fair Board.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Conference on 12,000 Megawatts Goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced “The Governor’s Conference on Local Renewable Energy Resources,” a two-day event in Los Angeles that will explore how the public and private sectors can drive local energy generation to meet his 12,000 megawatts goal for California by 2020.

Assemblymembers Hall, Cook and Galgiani to Introduce 'Caylee's Law'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State Assemblymembers Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), Paul Cook (R – Yucaipa) and Cathleen Galgiani (D- Stockton) today lead a bi-partisan coalition of legislators in announcing the planned introduction of ‘Caylee’s Law’.

Calif. Governor Brown Signs SB 48 To Recognize Contributions of LGBT Americans, Pacific Islanders and Persons With Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. also announced today that he has signed the following bill: SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.

Calif. Governor Brown Appeals FEMA's Denial of Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In a letter to President Barack Obama, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today appealed a denial by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare a major disaster and provide federal assistance and statewide Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding for counties impacted by severe storms in March.

Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Endorsements from Local Elected Leaders

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced a wide range of endorsements today for his campaign for Congress. The endorsement list features over thirty elected officials from every corner of the newly proposed Congressional District, including two local mayors, ten city councilmembers, ten school board members and seven state legislators.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ken Pimlott, 45, of Cameron Park, has been appointed director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). He has served in multiple resource management and fire protection positions with the department since 1993 and has served as acting director since 2010.

Calif. Governor Brown Sends Letter to California State University Chairman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sent the following letter to Herbert Carter, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California State University ....

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Gaye Williams As New Chief Of Staff

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he has appointed Gaye Williams as his new Chief of Staff. Williams, who has served as Senior Managing Director in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy as well as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations to Mayor Richard Riordan, will serve as Chief of Staff for the remainder of Mayor Villaraigosa’s term.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Cuts 3,800 State Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that an executive order to purge unnecessary vehicles has already cut the state’s fleet by 3,800, which is expected to save $11.4 million next year and bring in $5 million from auction revenue.

Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

San Francisco Named 'Greenest' City in North America by North American Green Cities Index

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday (June 30) announced that San Francisco has received the distinction as...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

California Governor Brown Signs Honest, Balanced and On-Time Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the 2011-12 California State Budget (SB 87), dropping General Fund spending to...

Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly,...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation for June 29, 2011 including ABx1 28 Clarifying Law for Out-of-State Retailers to Collect Sales Tax

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following budget trailer bills: ABx1 19 by...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Retirement of Chief Millage Peaks

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Tuesday, on the retirement of Los Angeles Fire Chief...
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Sung Won Sohn To The Board Of Harbor Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Dr. Sung Won Sohn to the Board of Harbor...

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 28, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Tuesday (June 28) announced the following appointments. First, Cynthia Fritz, 39, of San...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 27, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Christina Chung, 41, of Alameda, has been appointed...

Calif. Assemblymember Butler's Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act will Ban BPA – Bill Overcomes Intense Lobbying Effort by Chemical Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Senate Health Committee on Wednesday (June 22) passed the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act, AB 1319, by...

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 17, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Friday (June 17) announced the following appointments. First, Sarita Kohli, 52, of Saratoga,...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Campaign for Congress

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced his campaign for Congress today. Hall intends to run in a new...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Orders Wildfire Awareness and Prevention

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In anticipation of wildfire season, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued an Executive Order giving state agencies and...
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Calif. Governor Brown Slashes State-Issued Cell Phones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Wednesday (June 8) announced that the state has eliminated 29,398 cell phones, achieving...
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa To The Small Business Community: Los Angeles Is Dedicated To Your Needs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued a statement today urging small business owners to take advantage of the unprecedented...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Restructuring of CDCR Headquarters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced “long overdue” personnel and program restructuring at the California Department of Corrections...

Landmark Legislation to Protect Children Passed by Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today passed the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act, AB 1319, by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina...
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges Los Angeles Unified School District To Implement Partnership For Los Angeles' Schools Parent Engagement Initiatives District-Wide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday (May 17) urging the Los Angeles Unified School...
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Los Angeles' Latest Step Towards Becoming The Cleanest, Greenest Big City In The Nation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The two met...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off Asian And Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined by members of City Council and the Asian and Pacific Islander American community, on...

Calif. Gov. Brown Proposes to Eliminate Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In another move to save taxpayer dollars, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has proposed eliminating the Unemployment Insurance Appeals...
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck And Chief Centeno Announce Enhanced Security Measures At LAX

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck and LAWA Police Chief George Centeno announced on Thursday...

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