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Calif. Gov. Brown announces additional appointments for June 21, 2013 including to the 25th District Agricultural Association

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 […]

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Cailf. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 21, 2013 including to California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley

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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 18, 2013 including to the California Scientific Guidance Panel

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 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 17, 2013 including California Natural Resources Agency

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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Ramona Band of Cahuilla

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 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Business Leaders and Workers Call for Action on Economic Development Plan

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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 6, 2013 including California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

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 […]

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California Civil Rights and Education Leaders Join Governor Brown in Final Push for More Equitable School Funding System

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 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 5, 2013 to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 4, 2013 including to Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 3, 2013 including to the California Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind

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. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for May 30, 2013 including the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission

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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for May 29, 2013 including the California Board for Professional Engineers

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, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 24, 2013 including California F.A.I.R. Plan Governing Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Stephanie Shimazu, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Shimazu has been an attorney at the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs since 2013. She […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Global Scientists to Call for Action on Climate Change

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a “tipping point” at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists to release a groundbreaking call to action on climate change and other […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown announces appointments to California Superior Courts for May 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced various court appointments throughout the State of California, including San Diego County Superior Court, the San Bernardino County Superior Court, San Francisco County Superior Court, and others. Governor Brown Appoints Two to San Diego County Superior Court Patricia Guerrero, 41, of San […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 21, 2013 to 30th District Agricultural Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Andrew Alejandre, 25, of Corning, has been appointed to the 30th District Agricultural Association, Tehama District Fair Board. Alejandre has been the creative director for Cave Clothing Brand since 2010. He was a graphic designer at Native Threads […]

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Los Angeles Leaders and Calif. Gov. Brown Call for Action on Plan to Improve School Funding System and Restore Local Control

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined with education and business leaders and elected officials at Humphreys Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles to call for action on his plan to direct additional resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for May 15, 2013 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Max Duley, 45, of Fairfield, has been appointed to Area Board IV of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and as representative of Area Board IV to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Duley has served on Area […]

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California and Nevada Renew Partnership to Preserve Lake Tahoe Region

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced an agreement that renews Nevada and California’s bi-state partnership to help preserve and enhance the Lake Tahoe region. Under the agreement, developed with legislative leadership from both states, amendments will be introduced to bills in the Nevada […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Boosts Investment in Schools, and Calls for ‘Fiscal Restraint’ in Revised State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised and balanced state budget that strengthens California’s fiscal integrity by investing in California’s schools, chipping away billions from the “Wall of Debt” and maintaining a prudent reserve. When Governor Brown took office, the state faced a $26.6 billion budget deficit, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring May 2013 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring May 2013 as “Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month” in the State of California. In an ongoing effort to strengthen California’s economic and cultural ties to Asia and the Pacific Rim, Governor Brown met with President Park Geun-hye of the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring May 9 as Korea-California Friendship Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in a meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. presented a proclamation declaring May 9, 2013 as “Korea-California Friendship Day” in the State of California. The full text of the proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHEREAS, California […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Reform California’s Health Insurance Market

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, helping put an end to the practice of denying health care coverage to Californians with pre-existing conditions, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to protect consumers and reform California’s private health insurance market as required by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). “This legislation helps […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Obama Administration Commit to Oct. 1 Deadline for Draft Water Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the State of California and the Obama Administration agreed to a formal deadline of October 1, 2013 for the release of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and accompanying environmental documents for public review and comment. The BDCP will enable the state to make significant progress toward achieving […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 8, 2013 including California Native American Heritage Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Grace Arupo Rodriguez, 35, of Rancho Cordova, has been appointed deputy director of legal affairs at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Arupo Rodriguez has been senior deputy city attorney for the City of Sacramento since […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Proposes to Reform Prop 65 – get back on track to protect Californians from harmful chemicals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Yesterday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed reforms to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65, a three decade old law enacted to protect Californians from harmful chemicals, that has been abused by some unscrupulous lawyers driven by profit rather than public health. “Proposition 65 is a good […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 7, 2013 including California Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, John Gioia, 55, of Richmond, has been appointed to the California Air Resources Board. Gioia has been a member of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors since 1999, where he served as chair in 2002, 2006 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for May 6, 2013 including the California Fair Employment and Housing Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Dale Brodsky, 62, of Orinda, has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. Brodsky is a partner at Beeson Tayer and Bodine, where she served as an attorney since 2002. She was associate editor for […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Wildfire Awareness Week for Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in response to the recent fires in Southern California at the start of the “annual fire season,” Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued a proclamation declaring May 5-11, 2013 as “Wildfire Awareness Week” in the State of California. Text follows: “With one of the state’s earliest fire […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Help Businesses Get Started, Hire More Quickly in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Moving to help California businesses get started and hire more quickly, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday signed AB 113 (Assembly Budget Committee), which directs additional funds to the Secretary of State’s Office to accelerate the state’s business filing process and eliminate a massive backlog of filings. “The sooner […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 1, 2013 including Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Sid Voorakkara, 42, of San Diego, has been appointed senior business development specialist at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Voorakkara has been a partner at Ten Page Memo LLC since 2012. Voorakkara was statewide […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 30, 2013 including the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Linda Broyles, 57, of Coronado, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Broyles has been continuous quality improvement coordinator at the Regional Cooperative Care Program since 2006 and clinical coordinator at American Medical Response […]

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Calif. School Superintendents and Governor Brown Call for Action on Plan to Improve School Funding System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined 20 local school superintendents from across California to 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 schools. “This is not an ordinary legislative measure, this […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Commits to Expanding Cooperation on Trade, Investment and Climate Change with China’s Largest Provincial Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, the Governor’s Office announces that on day six of California’s trade and investment mission to China, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. committed to building stronger ties with China’s most populous and economically productive province, Guangdong. In Guangdong’s capital city on Monday, Governor Brown spoke at […]

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California-China Office of Trade and Investment announced during Governor Brown’s Visit to China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — During his trip to China this week, and positioning California to attract a growing share of China’s massive foreign investment pool and bolstering California-China trade, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., the Bay Area Council and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the opening of the California-China […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Meets with China’s Premier Li Keqiang

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Further strengthening the bond between California and China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Premier Li Keqiang before departing for Shanghai on Thursday. In the meeting, Governor Brown stressed the importance of collaboration between California and China on renewable energy, climate change, research, higher education […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Ambassador Locke at U.S. Embassy Reception, Announces $1.5 Billion China-California Investment Deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Chao and hundreds of American and Chinese business leaders at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night, where he announced a $1.5 billion investment partnership between a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs First-of-its-Kind Agreement with China’s Minister of Environmental Protection to Help Improve Air Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the first agreement of its kind between a subnational entity and China’s Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian to strengthen and coordinate efforts to improve air quality. “Reducing pollution takes great political struggle,” said Governor Brown in a meeting […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown and China Ministry of Commerce Partner to Boost Bilateral Trade and Investment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Kicking off California’s trade and investment mission to China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng today and signed a landmark agreement with the Ministry of Commerce to bolster economic ties and cooperation between California and China. “While California seems relatively […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointment to the California Board of Registered Nursing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointment: Joshua Groban, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing. Groban has served as senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. He was legal counsel for the Jerry Brown […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Grants Pardons for Easter Weekend Holiday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Easter, this past holiday weekend, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has granted 65 pardons. The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity. Individuals who have been convicted […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Cesar Chavez Day March 31

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, March 31, 2013 as “Cesar Chávez Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows. PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Eighty-six years ago, César Chávez was born near his family farm in Yuma, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 29, 2013 to the California Workforce Investment Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Roberto Barragan, 52, of North Hills, has been appointed to the California Workforce Investment Board. Barragan has been president of the Valley Economic Development Center since 1999. He was executive director at Community Financial Resource Center from 1993 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 28, 2013 including to California State Athletic Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Katherine Aguilar Perez-Estolano, 45, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the California High Speed Rail Authority. Perez-Estolano is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development and co-founded Estolano LeSar […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Convenes California Governor’s Military Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to protect and expand the military’s vital role in national security and California’s economy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has established the Governor’s Military Council and appointed former Congresswoman and Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher as chair. “California plays a crucial role in our nation’s […]

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Evan Westrup has been appointed press secretary in the Office of the California Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointment: Evan Westrup, 31, of Sacramento, has been appointed press secretary in the Office of the Governor, where he has served as deputy press secretary since Governor Brown took office in 2011. Previously, he served as deputy press secretary on the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 27, 2013 to the California State Independent Living Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Eli Gelardin, 34, of Benicia, has been appointed to the California State Independent Living Council, where he has served since 2010. Gelardin has been executive director at the Marin Center for Independent Living since 2008. Previously, Gelardin was […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Special Election for 80th Assembly District

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 80th Assembly District of the State of California on July 30, 2013. The primary for this special election will be held on May 21, 2013. Text of the Proclamation: SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION BY […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Death of Officer Gilbert Cortez

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Officer Gilbert Cortez: “Anne and I offer our deep condolences to Officer Cortez’s family, friends and colleagues as they mourn the loss of this dedicated officer. We […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 22, 2013 to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jonine Biesman, 44, of Westlake Village, has been appointed to Area Board X of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Biesman has been a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice since 2001. Biesman was a consultant […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Wiyot Tribe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a tribal-state compact between the State of California and the Wiyot Indians. The Tribe has agreed to forgo opening a gambling casino on its lands, which are adjacent to the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. In exchange, the Tribe will receive up […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown appoints Nancy C. Miller to the California Citizens Compensation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today on Wednesday announced the following appointment: Nancy C. Miller, 60, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. Miller has been president and shareholder of Miller & Owen since 1992, where she was principal and shareholder from 1983 to 1991 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 20, 2013 including California Workforce Investment Board and State 9-1-1 Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Amanda Wallace, 41, of Oakland, has been appointed assistant director for workforce innovation at the California Workforce Investment Board. Wallace has been a consultant at Amy Wallace Consulting since 2012. She was deputy director of workforce development at […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 15, 2013 including the State Historical Resources Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Deborah Harper, 48, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy secretary of administrative services at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Harper has been chief of the Customer Service and Publishing Division at the California State Board of Equalization […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 14, 2013 including State Mining and Geology Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: first, George Kenline, 49, of Yucaipa, has been appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board. Kenline has been senior environmental services supervisor at Molycorp Inc. since 2012. He was a mining and engineering geologist for San Bernardino […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Special Election for California 16th Senate District

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 16th Senate District of the State of California on July 23, 2013. The primary for this special election will be held on May 21, 2013. (Text follows.) Text of the Proclamation: SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 8, 2013 including California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Robin Baker, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors. Baker has been director of research to practice at the University of California, Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 7, 2013 including California State Park and Recreation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced numerous appointments, including: Gloria Bell, 57, of Salinas, has been appointed to the California Employment Training Panel. Bell has been safety officer and employee relations manager at Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc. since 2002. She was human resource manager at Temple-Inland Paperboard and Packaging […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 6, 2013 including to the California Commission on Disability Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Rocky Burks, 60, of Rohnert Park, has been appointed to the California Commission on Disability Access, where he has served since 2009. Burks has been a disability access consultant at Rocky A. Burks Consulting since 2008 and a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 5, 2013 including State Board of Pilot Commissioners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments related to transportation in California: First, Yvonne Burke, 80, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission, where she has served since 2010. Burke served as supervisor for Los Angeles County from 1992 to 2008. She […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 4, 2013 including State Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Martin Biter, 48, of Bakersfield, has been appointed warden at Kern Valley State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2010 and as chief deputy warden since 2009. Biter served in multiple positions at Wasco State […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians. The compact includes provisions to protect employees and patrons as well as measures to protect the environment during the construction and operation of gaming […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Releases 2012 Judicial Appointment Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released applicant and appointee data for the administration’s judicial appointments. Since Governor Brown took office, there have been a total of 1,168 applicants for judicial appointments and 90 appointments. Women accounted for about one-third of the applicant pool and more than 34% of Governor […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Reappointments for Feb. 28, 2013 including District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Gov. Brown today announced the following appointments and re-appointments: First, Ruth Thompson, 68, of Carmel Valley, has been reappointed to the 7th District Agricultural Association, Monterey County Fair Board, where she has served since 2012. Thompson has been a lecturer at the California State University, Monterey Bay School of […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Two Santa Cruz Police Department Peace Officers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s shooting death of Santa Cruz Police Department Sergeant Loran “Butch” Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler: “It is with deep sadness that Anne and I honor the bravery of Sergeant Baker and Officer Butler, who were killed Tuesday while […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 27, 2013 including District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Gayle Ratliff, 61, of Tulelake, has been reappointed to the 10a District Agricultural Association, Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board, where she has served since 2002. Ratliff has been office manager at Orem Ranch Inc. and Go Construction LLC since […]

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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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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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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. 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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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. 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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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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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. 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. 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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