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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. Bills Championed by Father of Amber Dubois Signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Recently, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a package of bills authored by Assemblymembers Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) and Paul Cook...

California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice Applauds Energy Commission on Approval of $33 Million Award for Energy Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice yesterday (Sept. 22) issued the following statement regarding the California Energy Commission’s...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 22) applauded the California Energy Commission (CEC) vote to approve the construction of BrightSource...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of CDFA Undersecretary Will Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for 9.21.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: James Burleson, 43, of Petaluma, has been reappointed to the Sonoma-Marin...

California Recovery Task Force Director Congratulates City of Coachella for Receiving Funding for Improved Water System Infrastructure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice yesterday (Sept. 20) issued the following statement after the United States Department...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Asian Nations’ Interest in California High-Speed Rail Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 16) issued the following statement following his trip to Asia, where each of the...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for Sept. 9, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the following appointments: Cleotha Adams, 54, of Marysville, has been reappointed to the Corrections...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Leads Asia Trade Mission to Promote California, Boost Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday departed for a six-day trade mission to Asia in order to grow California’s economy and...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letters Requesting SB 847 and AB 185

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 9) sent a letter to legislative leaders requesting that they immediately send Senate Bill 847...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Chelsea's Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To better protect California children from violent sexual predators, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 9) announced he signed AB...

S.F. Mayor Newsom Swears In New Appointments and Reappointments to City Boards and Commissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Westlake Village Soldier

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement regarding the death of Spc. Andrew J. Castro of Westlake Village,...

California Recovery Task Force Director Congratulates Recipients of Over $3.6 Million in Recovery Act Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice yesterday (Sept. 1) issued the following statement after over $3.6 million in...

Fashion's Night Out and Shop L.A. will Generate Revenue for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Under the leadership of Mayor Villaraigosa, this is the first year Los Angeles will participate in Fashion’s Night...

Assemblymember Hall Legislation to Create a New School and Park in South Los Angeles Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R- California) has signed AB 1732 into law by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Results of Largest Parole Sweep in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and a task force...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D., 55, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Employment Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Employment Development Department released employment numbers for the...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Improved Heat Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Deploys National Guard Troops to California-Mexico Border

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the first of 224 soldiers and airmen have completed their training to go operational...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Award of $200 Million in Broadband Grants for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement after it was announced that California was awarded over $200 million...

Social Worker Incentive Legislation Passed by California State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that his measure, Assembly Bill 2167, the Social Worker Loan Repayment Act,...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Launches Nation’s Largest Telehealth Network

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday joined U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and a diverse group of statewide health care...

Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III Named Chairman of Governmental

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Speaker John A. Pérez (D- Los Angeles) today named Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D – Los...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to Insurance Commissioner Poizner on Workers’ Compensation Rates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent the following letter to Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner regarding an approximately 30 percent increase...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Congress on Passage of FMAP Extension

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the temporary...

California Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement on Allocation of $156 Million in Recovery Act Funds to School Districts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday (Monday), California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice issued the following statement after over $156 million in education...

$69 Million Homeland Security Grant Announcement for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday (Monday), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was joined by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Los Angeles County Sheriff...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Executive Order Due to Kern County Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued an executive order providing additional assistance to those affected by the wildfires in Kern...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Broadband Projects Awarded to California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced over $15 million in...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Proposition 8 Ruling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued a ruling invalidating Proposition...

Joint Green Chemistry Hearing Examines Elimination of Toxics from the Marketplace

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly’s environmental and health committees met yesterday in a special joint hearing to discuss the information gap that...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Releases PSA to Remind Drivers of Move Over, Slow Down Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released a public service announcement (PSA) in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Clean Tech Venture Capital Investment in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday (Tues.), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement after Ernst & Young LLP released an analysis on U.S....

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Small Business Recipients of Clean Technology Grants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement after California small businesses topped the list of awardees for...

San Diego Passport Agency to Open in 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State will host a tour of the future site of the San Diego Passport...

Three State Committees to Hold Oversight Hearing on Toxic Products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Three State Assembly Policy Committees will convene a unique oversight hearing tomorrow to investigate the State of California's efforts...

Farm Worker Health Act Passed by Senate Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assembly Bill 1963, the Farm Worker Health Act, authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Assembly...

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McNeley of...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Former Nevada Governor Kenny C. Guinn

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of former Nevada Governor Kenny C. Guinn: “Governor Guinn...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Lawsuit to Block Prop 14

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after a lawsuit was filed in the San Francisco Superior Court...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds PUC Decision to Help Spur Electric Vehicle Charging Market

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decision to not regulate companies that sell electric...

Three State Committees to Hold Oversight Hearing on Toxic Products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Three State Assembly Policy Committees will convene a unique oversight hearing on August 3, 2010 to investigate the State...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Deaths of Two Camp Pendleton Marines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Lt. Col. Mario D. Carazo of Springfield,...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Deaths of Two Soldiers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Staff Sgt. Conrad A. Mora of San...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for 7.26.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Jody Belgard Akimoto, 52, of Watsonville, has been reappointed to...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Deaths of Two Soldiers at Qalat, Afghanistan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday (July 9) issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Staff Sgt. Marc A....

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates California Receiving the Most Clean Tech Investment in No. America

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday (July 9) issued the following statement celebrating the latest numbers released by the Cleantech...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Report Showing Continued Success in California Solar Initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday issued the following statement after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a report...

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