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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 25, 2013 including the Department of Health Care Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Ross Lai, 53, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Dental Board of California. Lai has been the owner of Ross Carlton Lai DDS since 1985, director at Lai Enterprises Inc. since 2005 and founder at […]

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Padilla Legislation Would Facilitate Creation of California Public Voting Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced the introduction of SB 360, which would allow California counties to develop, own and operate public voting systems, subject to approval and certification by the California Secretary of State. Most California counties purchase their voting systems from one of five private vendors. The […]

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Padilla Bill Would Protect the Voting Rights of Calif. Emergency Responders and Natural Disaster Volunteers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 362. The bill would empower the Governor and the Secretary of State to act to protect the voting rights of emergency personnel and volunteers who are dispatched to help with disaster relief efforts outside of California. California’s public safety and emergency […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Protect Public’s Access to Wireless Communication Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 380. The bill would prevent the arbitrary interruption of wireless communication services. “For decades, California law has required a court order to interrupt or shut down traditional telephone service. SB 380 would extend these protections to the modern mobile communications network […]

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Bill to Protect Genetic Privacy introduced by Calif. Senator Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 222, which would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. SB 222 would prohibit the unauthorized collection, analysis, transfer or storage of an individual’s genetic information. “I strongly support and believe in the promise of genomic research to improve public health […]

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Calif. Legislation to Better Manage Carpool Lanes, Ease Congestion introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s happened to anyone who lives in Southern California. A late-night accident or mysterious slowing clogs the rightmost freeway lanes, while the carpool lane sits empty. Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Bill 405, a measure that will create a pilot program of sorts to ease such […]

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SF Mayor Lee Announces Online Tool to Help Local Entrepreneurs Start, Stay and Grow in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched an online tool to help new businesses navigate the City’s permitting and licensing requirements. License 123 is an easy-to-use tool that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to access permits and licenses at one convenient site, instead of contacting several City agencies, as […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Help Prepare Tomorrow’s California Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 5. The bill would allow undergraduates to qualify for a teaching credential by earning a bachelor’s degree in education. The bill would also allow graduate level teaching programs to expand from one to two years. “Allowing students to earn […]

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New Videos Celebrate San Francisco Companies and Innovators to Highlight City as Ideal Place for Doing Business

SAN FRANCISO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the San Francisco is “Where the World Changes Campaign” with a six minute video celebrating the San Francisco-based companies and innovators and promoting San Francisco as the ideal place for doing business for potential companies and entrepreneurs and for workforce and investment. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Walter Seaver, 59, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the 44th District Agricultural Association, Colusa County Fair, where he has been a member since 2012. Seaver has been the farm operation manager for the Colusa Indian Community Council […]

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Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California: Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Address Health Concerns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while working in the industry, Hall’s […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 13, 2013 including California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Thomas, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed chair of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, where he has served since 2010. Thomas has been a business representative at the Northern California District Council of Laborers […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Named Chairman of Assembly Select Committee on Human Rights, Diversity and Race Relations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Speaker John A. Pérez (D – Los Angeles) has named Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Compton) Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Human Rights, Diversity and Race Relations (Committee). In response to a disturbing trend of race-based violence in Los Angeles County and other parts of California, Hall […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Introduce Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) will hold a Valentine’s Day press conference to introduce legislation requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while […]

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Seabee Veterans and Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Propose Renaming Segment of Pacific Coast Highway as ‘Seabee Memorial Highway’

VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at the request of local veterans groups and Seabee boosters, Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 18 to rename a segment of Pacific Coast Highway 1 as “Seabee Memorial Highway.” The section of highway between Mugu Rock and the City of Ventura would be designated in […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Appointed to Commission to Keep Film and Television Jobs in California

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances California’s status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state. A one-stop office for filmmakers, the Commission supports productions […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Protect Smart Phone User Privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Building upon the work of Attorney General Kamala Harris and leaders in the mobile technology industry, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) has introduced AB 257, which will establish minimum privacy protections for users of mobile applications (apps) in California. An app is a software program that […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Continue Funding for Emergency Pediatric Trauma Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 191 today. The bill would allow counties to continue to collect funds for local emergency medical services, including pediatric trauma care, at no cost to the general fund. Without the Padilla bill, many counties will lose their only source […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 11, 2013 including California Energy Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Russell Hochschild, 41, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California Energy Commission. Hochschild was vice president of external relations at Solaria Corporation from 2007 to 2012. He served as a San Francisco public utilities commissioner from […]

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Seismologist to Discuss Earthquake Early Warning System at Calif. Senate Distinguished Speaker Forum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Dr. Lucy Jones, Senior Science Advisor for Risk Reduction with United States Geological Survey (USGS), will be featured Monday as part of the Calif. State Senate’s Distinguished Speaker Forum. Her presentation will take place on the Senate Floor upon adjournment of Monday’s senate session. “Dr. Jones’ presentation provides a unique […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as Assessor-Recorder

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his intention to appoint District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as Assessor-Recorder, filling the vacancy left by Phil Ting who became California Assemblymember of the 19th Assembly district in December 2012. “Carmen Chu will lead the Assessor-Recorder’s office with the same level […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Bill Would Help More Communities Get Dog Parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced a bill today (AB 265) to help local governments create dog parks for their residents. Under current law, cities often hesitate to open dog parks because dog parks can subject cities to massive liability from litigants who claim, for example, that they were […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee, President Chiu & Supervisor Wiener Introduce Legislation Mandating Seismic Safety Retrofits

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board President David Chiu and Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation mandating the seismic retrofit of the City’s large wood-frame soft-story residential buildings, a historic step forward to ensure San Francisco’s resilience and safety. The legislation is also co-sponsored by Supervisors Norman Yee, […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 5, 2013 to Physician Assistant Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — on Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Charles Alexander, 60, of Inglewood, has been appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board. Alexander has been associate vice provost for student diversity and director of the academic advancement program at the University of California, Los Angeles […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Gorell Authors Bill to Evaluate Future Options for 2 Oxnard Power Plants

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced Assembly Bill 248 that directs appropriate state agencies to collaborate with local authorities to study, evaluate and report back options related to the future of the two natural-gas-fired electrical power plants located at Mandalay Bay and Ormond Beach in Oxnard, California. “Over […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Comments on Texas Governor’s Plans to ‘Lure Jobs’ from his District

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) released the following statement today regarding news that Governor Rick Perry of Texas will be visiting his district on February 12 in an effort to lure to Texas one of the Assembly member’s constituent companies, Haas Automation, an Oxnard-based manufacturer: “I am frustrated that […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Business Advisory Commission Generates Legislation to Help Small Businesses Avoid Shakedown Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Saturday, February 2, members of Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Small Business Advisory Commission voted to ask him to introduce legislation to address a new breed of shakedown lawsuits plaguing small businesses in Southern California. On Monday, February 4, Assemblyman Gatto did what the Commission asked, introducing legislation […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 1, 2013 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Eric Banks, 41, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board. Banks has been partner at TenPageMemo LLC since 2013. Banks served in multiple positions at the Service Employees International Union, Local 221 […]

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TechAmerica Recognizes Calif. Senator Alex Padilla as California ‘Legislator of the Year’ for 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was recognized this week by TechAmerica, as the “California Legislator of the Year” for 2012. TechAmerica is the top bipartisan political network whose members represent some of the world’s leading technology companies including Google, Cisco, Facebook, Intel, Oracle, eBay and Microsoft. Senator Padilla was chosen […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 30, 2013 including the California Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Felix Yip, 58, of San Marino, has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Yip has been the chief executive officer at Felix Chi-Ming Yip MD Inc. Medical Clinic since 1987. He earned a Doctor of Medicine […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Highlights Accomplishments and 2013 Priorities in ‘State of the City’ Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2013 “State of the City” Address at College Track, a community-based organization in the City’s Bayview that prepares San Francisco youth for college. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his vision for San Francisco’s continuing recovery […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 25, 2013 including California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Constance Blackburn, 61, of Poway, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2008. Blackburn has been a teacher with the Escondido Union School District since 1985. She was a […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Legislation to Create Earthquake Early Warning System in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Three weeks ago, the California Institute of Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology published a study concluding for the first time that a statewide California earthquake involving both the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas may be possible. This morning I introduced legislation to […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Laguna Honda Tops U.S. Nursing Home Ratings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services raised the quality rating for San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center to the highest rating of five stars. It is the third quality rating increase for Laguna Honda […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Calls Extraordinary Session to Implement Federal Health Care Reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following proclamation convening an extraordinary session of the California State Legislature on January 28, 2013 to continue the work of implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The text of the proclamation follows: A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Bill Makes it Harder for Hit-and-Run Drivers to Evade Arrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43) introduced legislation today to help curb the epidemic of hit-and-run offenses in Southern California. Currently, motorists who flee the scene of an accident can simply “run down the clock” to avoid any liability whatsoever. If a motorist is not identified (which is often very difficult) […]

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Calif. Governor Brown to Lead Trade and Investment Mission to The People’s Republic of China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he will lead a trade and investment mission to The People’s Republic of China in April 2013 to increase direct investment in California, build sales by California businesses and strengthen ties between the world’s second and ninth largest economies. “California’s exports are […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Delivers 2013 State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered the 2013 State of the State Address. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: Edmund G. Brown Jr. State of the State Address Remarks as Prepared January 24, 2013 The message this year is clear: California has once again confounded our critics. […]

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Office of the Governor and The California Museum Announce Inductees to the 7th Annual California Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Office of Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown along with The California Museum announced the latest inductees to the California Hall of Fame today. Now in its seventh year, the California Hall of Fame honors individuals who exemplify California’s spirit of innovation. The […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring today ‘Ed Roberts Day’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 23, 2013 as “Ed Roberts Day.” Text Follows: Ed Roberts is rightfully known as “The Father of Independent Living.” Paralyzed by polio at the age of fourteen, he was labeled “unemployable” by the state when he sought vocational rehabilitation. […]

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San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.5 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Friday (Jan. 18) issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 6.5 percent in December for San Francisco County, its lowest since 2008, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department (EDD): “When I first came into […]

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Calif. State and Local Officials Join Local Chambers of Commerce to Unveil Plans for Oxnard / Port Hueneme Enterprise Zone

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Speaking together in a joint press conference, state and local government officials joined community and business leaders today in announcing a collaborative effort to establish a new Oxnard / Port Hueneme Enterprise Zone that will encourage investment and create jobs in an area still staggering from the past decade’s economic […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 18, 2013 including California State Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: first, Rex Hime, 64, of Loomis, has been appointed to the California State Fair and Exposition Board of Directors, where he has been a member since 1996. Hime has been president and chief executive officer at the California Business Properties Association since 1984.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Open Data Partnership with Yelp to Improve Public Health and Transparency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Yelp CEO and Co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Technology and Innovation Task Force the initial integration of city-provided restaurant health score information on Yelp, which connects people with great local businesses. San Francisco will lead the charge […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 17, 2013 including the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Gordon, 66, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Gordon has been county superintendent at the Sacramento County Office of Education since 2004.

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Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Introduces Legislation Clarifying ‘Write-In’ Vote Requirements

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced legislation to clarify the way write-in candidates qualify for the general election under California’s “Top Two” election system. Assembly Bill 141 reestablishes the 1 percent minimum vote requirement, allowing greater legitimacy for the write-in process.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 16, 2013 including California Independent System Operator Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Edwin Lowry, 61, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, where he has served since 2011. He served as a part-time hearing officer at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in 2009. Lowry was deputy attorney general at the California Attorney General’s Office from 2005 to 2007 and from 1988 to 1995.

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Galt Police Department Officer Tonn

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Galt Police Department K9 Officer Kevin Tonn.

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Gov. Brown issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 15th as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Text follows:

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 15, 2013 including California Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for January 15: First, Randy Fisher, 48, of Elk Grove, has been appointed assistant chief of labor relations at the California Department of Human Resources.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 14, 2013 including the California State Board of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Sue Burr, 59, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed to the California State Board of Education. Burr served as the executive director of the California State Board of Education and as education policy advisor to Governor Brown from 2011 to 2012. She served as the executive director of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association from 2006 to 2011 and was the Association’s governmental relations director from 2003 to 2006.

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Calif. Governor Brown Proposes 2013-2014 Budget to maintain ‘Fiscal Stability’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — At a press conference on Thursday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a balanced state budget for 2013-2014 that boosts investment in education, implements health care reform and keeps California on a long-term path to fiscal stability. This budget builds on the work of the last two years to eliminate the ongoing deficit.

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Calif. Seeks End To Court Orders Capping the State’s Prison Population and Requiring Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamations Declaring Special Elections for 32nd and 40th Senate Districts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued proclamations declaring special elections for the 32nd and 40th Senate Districts of the State of California on May 14, 2013. The primary for these special elections will be held on March 12, 2013.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 7, 2013 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Feda Almaliti, 35, of Fremont, has been appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities as the Area Board V Representative, where she has served since 2012. Almaliti has been a self-employed full-time advocate for persons with disabilities since 2005.

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Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell’s First Act as Budget Vice-Chair: Offer Voters Decision on State ‘Rainy Day’ Surplus Fund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly on Thursday announced that Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) has been chosen to serve as vice-chairman of the Assembly’s Budget Committee. As one of the first acts in this new leadership role Gorell introduced legislation that will give California’s voters the ability to make an earlier decision on implementing the state’s “rainy day” surplus fund.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Luis Dominicis, 59, of Downey, has been appointed to the California Dental Board, where he has served since 2008. Dominicis has been a dentist in private practice since 1993.

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislation to Protect California’s Native American Sacred Sites

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he will be introducing legislation to protect California’s Native American sacred sites. The state’s legislative counsel is still working with Gatto to draft specific details, but it is anticipated that the legislation will include a process for public review of a proposed project if that project threatens a sacred site.

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San Francisco Moves Forward with Pedestrian Strategy: the Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Department of Public Health to announce the draft Pedestrian Strategy is nearing completion. City officials, advocates and community groups reaffirmed their commitment to pedestrian safety during the holiday shopping season today at the Powell Street Promenade where existing pedestrian improvements have helped holiday shoppers stay safe on busy San Francisco sidewalks.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 20, 2012 including California Subject Matter Project Advisory Board for Arts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Caliornia Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Alice Y. Hom, 45, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Council for the Humanities. Hom is the director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, where she was philanthropic advocacy manager from 2007 to 2010.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 19, 2012 including California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Douglas Faigin, 66, of Marina del Rey, has been appointed to the California State University, Board of Trustees. Faigin has been president of City News Service Inc. since 1985.

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints New Corrections Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that Dr. Jeffrey Beard has been appointed Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Beard, 65, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections from 2001 until his retirement in 2010, overseeing more than 51,000 inmates and 16,000 employees.

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California Board of Accountancy Welcomes New Board Members

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) has announced the reappointment of Leslie J. LaManna, CPA, to the CBA, and the appointment of three new members: Jose A. Campos, CPA, of Glendale; Scott Harris, Esq., of Los Angeles; and Katrina Salazar, CPA, of Sacramento. Ms. LaManna, who has served on the CBA since her appointment in 2007, was elected as President of the CBA in November 2012. Her reappointment and the three new appointments were announced December 14, 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown.The CBA consists of eight public members and seven members who are Certified Public Accountants.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Secures Funding for Cutting Edge Piezoelectricity Project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After two years of work, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has found a new partner in the fight for green transportation and domestically produced alternative energy. Building on an idea of Gatto’s, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it will fund preliminary research on the potential of using California’s roadways to generate green electricity.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 17, 2012 including California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Janet Falk, 66, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors. Falk was vice president of real estate development for Mercy Housing from 2002 to 2011 and executive director of the California Housing Finance Corporation from 1999 to 2002.

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Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ Award

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) was today honored by the Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties as their 2012 Legislator of the Year. The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is a coalition of eleven local Chambers of Commerce throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 14, 2012 including California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Michael Brown, 60, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the California Ocean Protection Council. Brown has been principal and partner at Brown and Wilmanns Environmental LLC since 2006 and was principal at Michael S. Brown and Associates from 1999 to 2006.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on City Council Vote to Send Sales Tax to March 2013 Ballot

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that he will return without signature a City Council election ordinance to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the March 5, 2013 ballot:

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SF Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving Campaign to Support San Francisco Families and People in Need

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Season of Giving will last through Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on January 15, 2013 and residents and businesses are encouraged to give back to their own communities or to the American Red Cross for hurricane victims to provide warm meals, a place to stay and other essential services.

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SF Mayor Lee Unveils Violence Prevention Service Center in Sunnydale Hope SF Public Housing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday opened the new Visitacion Valley Family Resource Center annex at the Sunnydale HOPE SF public housing site as part of the Mayor’s IPO (Interrupt, Predict and Organize for a Safer San Francisco) violence prevention strategy.

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Calf. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to District Agricultural Associations for Oct. 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Shawn Bagley, 61, of Salinas, has been appointed to the 7th District Agricultural Association, Monterey County Fair Board. Bagley has been a founding partner and vice president at Complete Produce Inc. since 2002.

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Patrick Otellini as Director of Earthquake Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As San Francisco Bay Area marks the 23rd anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday announced the appointment of Patrick Otellini to lead San Francisco’s groundbreaking Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP).

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 16, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Margaret Abe-Koga, 42, of Mountain View, has been appointed to the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board. Abe-Koga has served as a councilmember for the city of Mountain View since 2007. She has been corporate and foundation relations manager for Asian Americans for Community Involvement in San Jose since 2012 and was a self-employed consultant from 2005 until 2012.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Suzanne Chan, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed operations and accountability officer in the Administrative Services Division at the California Department of Rehabilitation.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 2, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: first, Adam Day, 43, of Alpine, has been appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego County Fair Board, where he has served since 2008. Day has been the assistant tribal manager for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation since 2002. He was general manager at NCG Porter Novelli from 2000 to 2002 and vice president at the Flannery Group from 1999 to 2000.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 1, 2012, to California Law Revision Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to the California Law Revision Commission.

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s Bill to Bring Back Vintage License Plates signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill (AB) 1658, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles) was signed today by Governor Brown, establishing the California Legacy License Plate Program. The program will allow car enthusiasts to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one of three iconic California license plate designs.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Advance Clean Energy Transportation in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles and energy in California.

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 28, 2012 – New Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 276 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Central Coast Hospital Authority. AB 377 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Pharmacy. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, LaRonda Bowen, 60, of Pasadena, has been appointed small business ombudsman for the California Air Resources Board, where she has served since 2009. Bowen was sole proprietor of Bowen and Associates from 2000 to 2009 and was public advisor for the South Coast Air Quality Management District from 1989 to 2000.

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