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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, 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 […]

The version of above news story by , San Diego Mayor Filner Proposal for Prevailing Wage Approved by City Council was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 […]

The version of above news story by , SF Mayor Lee and Supervisor Farrell Launch Home Loan Assistance Program for First Responders was syndicated from California Newswire.

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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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 […]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Welcomes Community Health Center Funding was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 […]

The version of above news story by , SF Mayor Lee Appoints Allen Nanceto Lead San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 […]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 13, 2013 including to California Conservation Corps was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 […]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Governor Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts for July 12, 2013 was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 […]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 12, including to Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 […]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Los Angeles County for July 2013 was syndicated from California Newswire.

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. [...]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 11, 2013 including to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 [...]

The version of above news story by , Swan SONGS: Hearing Focuses on Challenges of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closure was syndicated from California Newswire.

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. [...]

The version of above news story by , Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 10, 2013 including to Regional Water Quality Control Boards was syndicated from California Newswire.

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 [...]

The version of above news story by , SF Mayor Lee Launches San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative was syndicated from California Newswire.

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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following additional appointments: First, Vanessa Robledo, 36, of Napa, has been appointed to the 25th District Agricultural Association, Napa Town and Country Fair. Robledo has been the owner and chief executive officer at Black Coyote Wines since 2008. She was the [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Monica Blanco-Etheridge, 53, of Clovis, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Blanco-Etheridge has been senior associate at the Rios Company since 2013, where she was a government liaison in 2005. She was [...]

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California elected officials, conservation groups and community leaders from across the state gathered in Carmel to celebrate the groundbreaking to tear down San Clemente Dam. The event, hosted by California American Water (NYSE:AWK) in partnership with the California State Coastal Conservancy, NOAA Fisheries and The Nature Conservancy, included [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Karen Baylor, 57, of Nipomo, has been appointed deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services at the California Department of Health Care Services. Baylor has been behavioral health administrator for the County of San Luis [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Fahizah Alim, 63, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of communications for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Alim has been communications director for California State Senator Curren Price since 2009. She served as communications [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that they will co-host the second annual Bloomberg Technology Summit to bring together technology and business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s top digital cities and examine what other cities [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee released the following statement regarding the state budget: “Today is an exciting day for California and for millions of K-12 students throughout the state. I commend Governor Brown for his vision in what I [...]

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., Thursday evening, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced critical legislation to improve cybersecurity in the United States, which passed the U.S. House unanimously. The three pieces of legislation were amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Cárdenas amendments will ensure the United [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Ramona Band of Cahuilla. The compact includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures to protect the environment during the construction and operation of [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined the region’s business leaders and workers to call for action on his plan to revamp the state’s economic development program and help put Californians back to work. “California’s thirty-year-old Enterprise Zone program is not enterprising, it’s wasteful. It’s inefficient and not giving [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following governmental appointments: First, Dan Burch, 47, of Turlock, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Burch has been administrator at the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency since 2005. He was a coordinator at [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with a broad coalition of business, civil rights and education leaders from across California to continue the call for action on his plan to direct additional resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money is spent in [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, April Lopez, 46, of Yorba Linda, has been reappointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, where she has served since 2012. Lopez has been owner at Stadium Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation since 1998. She was [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Judith Frank, 71, of Los Angeles, was appointed to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority. Frank has been owner and principal at Asset Strategies since 1993. She was a consulting project executive at the California Department of [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) are calling for an investigation of County Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies in California following recent failures that, in one case, led to the death of a child in Los Angeles County and, in another, caused an infant to [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Chandler, 50, of Palm Desert, has been appointed to the California Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, South. Chandler has been owner of Bel-Air Patrol since 2012 and president and chief executive officer at Coachella Valley Security Inc. [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Open access advocates in California celebrated last week as AB 609 passed the Assembly floor by a vote of 71-7. The bill, co-authored by Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), would ensure that research conducted using public funds is available to the public, [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California’s legislature took action to ease congestion, and driver frustration, on the Los Angeles freeway system yesterday, by passing AB 405 with a bipartisan vote of 72-0. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, addresses infuriating late-night traffic jams on some of the nation’s most notoriously congested freeways, by permitting [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly took action to prevent child abuse in our schools and track those accused of crimes against children, by passing AB 349 with a bipartisan vote of 71-0. The bill creates a landmark, statewide, information system to help prevent repeat offenders from retaining employment at a [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following government appointments: First, Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesin, 57, of McKinleyville, has been appointed to the California Fish and Game Commission. Hostler has been chief executive officer at Cher Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria since 2010 and was director of [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California communities struggling with decaying and contaminated properties will have new tools available to revitalize these sites now that Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) AB 440 has cleared the Assembly with a bipartisan vote of 75-1. Changes to state law made in 2011 made it unclear whether local governments could [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s bill to address the epidemic of hit-and-run offenses in Southern California and other parts of the state moved to the Senate today following a unanimous vote of 74-0 of the full Assembly. The legislation, AB 184, provides an additional tool to law enforcement officers investigating hit-and-run [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Laura Alarcon, 57, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Alarcon has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Insurance since 2008, [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Senate today approved SB 380 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of 35 to 2. The bill would set standards to prevent the arbitrary shutdown or interruption of cell phone service. The bill now moves to the Assembly for consideration. “SB 380 establishes a [...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to improve California’s fuel standards passed the Assembly by a vote of 77-0. AB 278 would ensure that so-called “green” fuels do not in fact harm the environment. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) was created to reduce emissions from burning fuels. It [...]