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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.

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Has Exceeded Its Target to Reduce State Fleet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following through on his efforts to reduce unnecessary, wasteful state spending and improve government efficiency, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Richard Rice Director of the California Recovery Task Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Richard Rice as director of the California Recovery Task Force and...

Ca. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Resignation of FPPC Chairman Ross Johnson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Chairman Ross...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Provide Greater Assistance to Calif. Homeowners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SB 401 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation that will bring much of our...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Superior Court Appointments for 4.08.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Tara M. Desautels to a judgeship in the Alameda County Superior...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Ann Ameral to Stanislaus County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Ann Q. Ameral to a judgeship in the Stanislaus County Superior...

Calif. California Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement and Sends Letter to U.S. Department of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz issued the following statement and sent the following letter to the...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs Sex Offender Management Board to Review Gardner Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today directed the Sex Offender Management Board to review the John Albert Gardner case to determine...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools List

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California State Board of Education voted to approve a...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Unveils Partnership with Microsoft to Offer Job Training to Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that California will join forces with Microsoft to provide free technology training to thousands...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Success of Bank on California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Announces Over 100,000 Accounts Opened, Sacramento, Santa Ana Latest to Join Program. Emphasizing the importance of providing Californians access...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs CDCR to Retain All Sex Offender Parole Files

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today directed the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to retain all files on sex...

Ca. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Nigel K. Olsen, 21 of...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces New Governance Entity to Advance Health Information Exchange in California with Stimulus Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger and California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kim Belshé today announced the state’s intent to...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on $700 Million Allocation to Aid Struggling Homeowners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that California is eligible for up...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Kyocera Decision to Create Green Jobs in California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced plans to begin manufacturing solar...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off The Office Of The Census 2010 Get Out The Count Census Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the arrival of Census forms scheduled for March 15-17, Mayor Villaraigosa, joined by Councilmembers José Huizar and...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Actions to Fight Obesity, Promote Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following a moderated discussion with President Clinton at the Governor’s 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Actions for...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Offers Rewards for Information in Four Unsolved Cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday offered rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of...

Calif. Assemblymember Nava Calls for Ban on Toxic Lead Shot in State Wildlife Areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier today, Assemblymember Pedro Nava announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 2223, which will ban the use of toxic...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Convenes 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Actions for Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Joined by President Bill Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today convened the Governor’s 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and...

Regional Industry Grants Provided To 10 Regions Across California, More Than $2 Million Fund Job Training Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Recovery Task Force on Friday announced the 10 recipients of nearly $2.2 million in Regional Industry Clusters...

Nava Endorsed by Congressman Brad Sherman for Calif. Attorney General

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pedro Nava's Attorney General Campaign is proud to announce that he has been endorsed by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $130 Million Investment in Transportation Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced yesterday that California will receive an additional $130 million in new funding from the American...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Stimulus Funded Job Training Opportunities As City Nears $600 Million In Recovery Act Funds

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday announced the award of $7 million in stimulus funding for job training programs in...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger California Superior Court Appointments for Feb. 18, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Bret D. Hillman to a judgeship in the Tulare County Superior...

Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III Stands with Fellow Legislators in Condemning Racist 'Compton Cookout'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D-Compton) will stand unified with fellow legislators to publicly condemn a racially...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Visits 405 Carpool Lane Project On One Year Anniversary of Recovery Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger today announced that on the one year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act),...

Singles united! New national organization embraces the unmarried lifestyle

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The National Association of Single People (NASP) announced this week its official formation. And, wasting no time, it...

Mayor's Office of The Census Launches Month-Long 'Make The Homeless Count' Sock Drive

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Working to ‘Make the Homeless Count’, the Mayor’s Office of the Census announced today a month-long sock drive...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Pacific Coast Collaborative Members to Sign MOU Furthering Agreement

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- At the first Annual Leaders Forum of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with British Columbia...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for California Following Severe Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday sent a letter to President Obama through FEMA Region IX Regional Administrator Nancy Ward requesting...

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Reiterates Resolve to Balance City's Budget – A Path To Long Term Fiscal Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Villaraigosa led a town hall meeting with the City's...

Ca. Gov. Applauds Senate for Confirming Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement applauding the California State Senate for confirming Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria)...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments for 2.10.10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Anderson, 20, of Redding, has been appointed to the...

Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III Introduces Legislation to Help Diabetic Children in School

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton) today introduced AB 1802, which would clarify existing law by allowing,...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Action for Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced he will host the 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Action for Healthy...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Concord Soldier

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Scott G. Barnett of Concord: "Maria and...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. David J. Smith of Frederick, MD: “Sergeant...

Calif. Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement on Bureau of State Audits Findings

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz today issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of State...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Brigadier General Mary J. Kight Adjutant General of the Calif. National Guard

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointment of Brigadier General Mary J. Kight as the first female adjutant general of...

Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III Named Legislator of the Year by Calif. State Sheriff’s Assoc.

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D – Compton) has been honored as the 2010 Legislator of the...

Recovery Task Force Releases Preliminary Report of Funds Managed by Calif. State Government

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- The California Recovery Task Force today announced that quarter two reports on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) have...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger announces County Superior Court appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Among others, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Soldani to a judgeship in the Madera County...

Richmond Gang Rape Legislation Passed By Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Responding to the brutal gang rape of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava’s (D-Santa Barbara) ‘fast tracked’ legislation,...

Focus of Investigative Hearing in Sacramento by Nava on Billions of Dollars Paid in Hidden Fees

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- What: Investigative Hearing of the Assembly Banking & Finance Committee on the billions of dollars charged in undisclosed “interchange”...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Election of New Senate Republican Leader

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement congratulating Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on his election as the next...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to California Congressional Delegation on California’s Fair Share from the Federal Government

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday sent a letter to members of the California Congressional Delegation urging California’s fair share from the...

U.S. EPA Honors California For Successful Management Of Recovery Act Funds

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been recognized for its successful management of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to California Energy Commission, Thanks Art Rosenfeld for His Dedicated Service

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- The Governor yesterday announced the appointment of Anthony Eggert and Robert Weisenmiller to the California Energy Commission and expressed his...

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