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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1527 by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) – Cannabis: Cannabis Control Appeals Panel. AB 1678 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) – Elections:...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney: “Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 710 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) – Cannabidiol. AB 1192 by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) – Firearms: retired peace officers. AB 1736 by...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Cpl. Joseph Maciel

Governor and First Lady Honor Cpl. Joseph Maciel

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Cpl. Joseph Maciel, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kristen Erickson-Donadee, 39, of Folsom, has been appointed deputy director and chief counsel of legal affairs at the California Department of Child Support Services, where she has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Sabrina D. Ashjian, 39, of Fresno, has been appointed to the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel. Ashjian has been a deputy district attorney at the Fresno County District Attorney's...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Halferty, 45, of Mammoth Lakes, has been appointed to represent the First District on the Mono County Board of Supervisors. Halferty has been executive director at Mammoth...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 375 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) – Privacy: personal information: businesses. AB 807 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) – Daylight saving time. A...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Carlie Jackson, 38, of Elk Grove, has been appointed administrative assistant at the California Natural Resources Agency, where she served as an administrative assistant from 2012 to...

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Governor Brown Appoints 10 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 10 Superior Court Judges

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 10 California superior court judges, which include: One in Calaveras County; 4 in Los Angeles County; one in Orange County; one in San Francisco County; one in Santa Barbara County; one in...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two Court of Appeal Justices

Governor Brown Appoints Two Court of Appeal Justices

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Judge Thomas DeSantos and Judge Mark W. Snauffer as associate justices of the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Fifth District Court of Appeal Thomas DeSantos, 61, of Hanford, has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Zahra Billoo, 34, of San Jose, has been appointed to the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant Program Advisory Panel. Billoo has been director at the San Francisco Bay...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Alice T. Germond, 75, of West Hollywood, has been appointed chairperson of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Germond has been secretary emeritus of the Democratic National Committee since 2013, where she was elected national secretary from 2002 to...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Terrence O’Brien, 68, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior advisor for forests in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. O’Brien served in several positions at the California...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brian Kelley, 44, of West Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy of the Offender Investigations and Screening Division at the Board of Parole Hearings, where he has been acting...

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Governor Brown Appoints Court of Appeal Justice

Governor Brown Appoints Court of Appeal Justice

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Justice Peter J. Siggins as presiding justice, Division Three of the First District Court of Appeal. First District Court of Appeal Peter J. Siggins, 62, of San Rafael, has been appointed...

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Governor Brown Welcomes Portugal to Under2 Climate Coalition

Governor Brown Welcomes Portugal to Under2 Climate Coalition

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed Portugal to the Under2 Coalition – the global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. “Portuguese people have long called...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1985 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) – Hate crimes: law enforcement policies. AB 2243 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) – Evidence:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: David A. Kilgore Jr., 40, of Loma Linda, has been appointed director of the California Department of Child Support Services. Kilgore has been director of the Riverside County...

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Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Agreement

Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Agreement

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2018-19 state budget. The budget agreement makes record investments in schools and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dallas Burtraw, 62, of Takoma Park, Maryland, has been appointed to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. Burtraw has been Darius Gaskins senior fellow at Resources...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Megan Kirkeby, 34, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant deputy director of fair housing at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, where she has served...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1041 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) – Bay Area Toll Authority and oversight committee: conflict of interest. AB 1888 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two District Court of Appeal Justices

Governor Brown Appoints Two District Court of Appeal Justices

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Judge Gail Ruderman Feuer as associate justice, Division Seven of the Second District Court of Appeal, and Judge Allison M. Danner as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal....

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Governor Brown Appoints 21 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 21 Superior Court Judges

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 21 California superior court judges, which include: Two in Alameda County; one in Humboldt County; one in Inyo County; one in Kern County; 10 in Los Angeles County; one in Riverside County;...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Diana Dooley, 67, of Sacramento, has been appointed Executive Secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  Dooley has served as Secretary of the California Health and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Michael Jani, 65, of Santa Cruz, has been appointed to the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. Jani has been senior forestry advisor at the Mendocino Redwood...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Hilary D. Lentini, 52, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Lentini has been founder and chief executive officer at Lentini Design and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jeree Glasser-Hedrick, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of business and governmental affairs at the California Housing Finance Agency. Glasser-Hedrick served as a...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: SB 785 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) – Evidence: immigration status. SB 941 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) – California Victim Compensation Board:...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: AB 1433 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) – Tribal gaming: compact ratification. The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills: AB 1292 by...

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Governor Brown Releases Revised 2018-19 State Budget

Governor Brown Releases Revised 2018-19 State Budget

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a revised state budget proposal that boosts education funding to an all-time high, fills the Rainy Day Fund to the brim and directs billions of dollars in one-time surplus funding to combat homelessness, improve...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Miranda LeKander, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy commissioner of legal at the California Department of Business Oversight, where she has served as assistant chief...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Frederick J. Just, 60, of Riverside, has been appointed administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Just held several positions at Kaiser Permanente from 2005 to...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Larry N. Pangilinan, 54, of Fontana, has been appointed skilled nursing facility administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow. Pangilinan has been executive director at...

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Governor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee

Governor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the creation of the California Complete Count Committee, a statewide panel of community members that will guide California’s outreach for the 2020 federal census. “It is vitally important for California to do...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill:  AB 1694 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) – Foster care payments: income. For full text of the bill, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kevin Fat, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Travel and Tourism Commission, where he has served since 2014. Fat has been chief operating officer at the Fat...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Donald Bransford, 70, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where he has served since 2006. Bransford has been owner and president at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Maral Farsi, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative and inter-governmental affairs at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development...

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Governor Brown Grants Executive Clemency

Governor Brown Grants Executive Clemency

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 56 pardons and 14 commutations. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their sentences years...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Deanne M. Wertin, 52, of Granite Bay, has been appointed deputy agency information officer for the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Alana Golden, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant director of marketing and communications for the Complete Count Census. Golden has been an information officer III at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Vicky Banaga, 60, of Le Grand, has been reappointed to the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2015. Banaga has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christie Bautista, 40, of Glendale, has been appointed special assistant for program review at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, where she has served as a senior...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill:   AB 417  by Assemblymember Monique Limόn (D-Santa Barbara) – Acute psychiatric hospital: County of Ventura: outpatient mental health services. For full text of the bill,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Susan Good, 64, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since 2013. Good has been owner at Susan Good Consulting since...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Susan Fanelli, 55, of Orangevale, has been appointed chief deputy director of policy and programs at the California Department of Public Health, where she has been assistant director...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Daniel Curtin, 69, of Carmichael, has been reappointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Curtin has been director of the California Conference of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dan Kalamaras, 51, of Gold River, has been appointed director of the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Kalamaras has been interim...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 105 by the Committee on Budget – Budget Act of 2017. AB 106 by the Committee on Budget – Cannabis: licenses: criminal records. AB 108 by the Committee on Budget –...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Hillary Iserman, 45, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy superintendent of correctional education at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Rebecca Eisen, 68, of Oakland, has been reappointed to the California State University Board of Trustees, where she has served since 2012. Eisen was a partner at Morgan Lewis and...

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Governor Brown Releases 2017 Judicial Appointment Data

Governor Brown Releases 2017 Judicial Appointment Data

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released annual applicant and appointee data for the administration's judicial appointments. From 2011 through 2017, Governor Brown appointed 451 judges – including 95 in 2017 – from a pool of more than 2,400 applicants....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Bertheria Grady, 55, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed chief deputy director of the California Office of Tax Appeals. Grady has served as director of the filing compliance...

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Governor Brown Appoints 25 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 25 Superior Court Judges

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 25 California superior court judges, which include: Three in Alameda County; one in Contra Costa County; one in El Dorado County; one in Humboldt County; seven in Los Angeles County; three in...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Juvilyn Alegre, 47, of Chula Vista, has been reappointed to the California Building Standards Commission, where she has served since 2016. Alegre has served as fire prevention...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: -AB 1270 by Assemblymember James M. Gallagher (R-Yuba City) – Dams and reservoirs: inspections and reporting. -AB 1407 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento)...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christine Inouye, 52, of Sacramento, has been appointed undersecretary at the California State Transportation Agency, where she has served as deputy secretary for project management...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Shannon McKinley, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of legislation at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. McKinley has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brian Annis, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, where he has served as acting secretary since 2018 and was undersecretary...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Moffitt, 37, of Davis, has been appointed undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, where she has served as deputy secretary since 2015. Moffitt...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Diane Wittenberg, 72, of Pasadena, has been reappointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission, where she has served since 2014. Wittenberg was executive director at...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today's school shooting in Florida: “No student, no parent and no teacher should ever have to feel the terror and sadness so many experienced today in Florida. Our hearts are heavy with...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Peter Silva, 65, of Jamul, has been reappointed to the California Fish and Game Commission, where he has served since 2016. Silva has been president and chief executive officer at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Dorene D’Adamo, 57, of Turlock, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2013. D’Adamo served as senior policy advisor to Congressman Jim Costa in 2013 and to Congressman Dennis Cardoza from 2003 to 2012. She was...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kenneth Spence, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of legislation and policy at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Spence has served as a deputy director...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:   Warren Stanley, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, where he has served as acting commissioner since 2017. Stanley has served in...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:   Larry Flood, 62, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed director of financing at the California Housing Finance Agency. Flood has been a senior policy advisor at the U.S....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:   Christina Snider, 30, of Healdsburg, has been appointed Governor’s Tribal Advisor and executive secretary to the Native American Heritage Commission. Governor Brown established the...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill:   AB 403 by Assemblymember Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) – Legislature: Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act. For full text of the bill,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Karen Douglas, 44, of Davis, has been reappointed to the California Energy Commission, where she has served since 2008. Douglas was director of the California Climate Initiative for...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Eric Johnson, 52, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, where he has served since 2013. Johnson has...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill:   SB 558 by Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Orinda) – Property taxation: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system. For full text of the bill,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Melanie Perron, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for legislation at the California State Transportation Agency. Perron has served as assistant deputy director...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Elaine Howle, 59, of El Dorado Hills, has been reappointed as California State Auditor. Howle has served as California State Auditor since 2000. She held several positions at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:   Douglas McCauley, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Housing and Community Development. McCauley has been executive officer...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lila Mirrashidi, 34, of Redondo Beach, has been appointed deputy commissioner of policy at the California Department of Business Oversight, where she has been deputy commissioner of...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Army Pfc. James J. Leonard, Jr.

Governor and First Lady Honor Army Pfc. James J. Leonard, Jr.

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Army Pfc. James J. Leonard, Jr., a U.S. serviceman missing from the Korean War. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that Army Pfc....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:   Cheryl Akin, 38, of Cameron Park, has been appointed deputy director of the California Competes Tax Credit Program at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Josh Boone, 37, of Woodland, has been appointed zero emission vehicle policy advisor to the chair of the California Air Resources Board, where he has served as an air pollution...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Eric C. Schenck

Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Eric C. Schenck

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Eric C. Schenck, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John Boyd, 48, of Folsom, has been reappointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served since 2013. Boyd has been chief...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Karla Nemeth, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Water Resources. Nemeth has served as Governor Brown’s deputy secretary and senior...

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Governor Brown Proposes 2018-19 State Budget

Governor Brown Proposes 2018-19 State Budget

SACRAMENTO - Keeping the state on a path to long-term fiscal stability, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to its constitutional target, fully implements the state's...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Sonja Palladino, 34, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislation at the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Palladino served as...

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Office of the Governor Issues Statement

Office of the Governor Issues Statement

SACRAMENTO – Executive Secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Nancy McFadden, today issued the following statement: “Sixteen years ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and remained cancer-free until four years ago. Over the past four years, I have been able to...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Perez, 39, of Vista, has been appointed deputy secretary of minority veterans at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Perez has been president and founder at GC...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ronda Paschal, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy legislative secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Paschal has served as deputy secretary for legislation...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John Dunn, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant secretary for apprenticeship and worker training at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where he has...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Andrew J. Camilleri Sr.: “Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Officer Camilleri, who died yesterday...

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Governor Brown Grants Executive Clemency

Governor Brown Grants Executive Clemency

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 132 pardons and 19 commutations. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their sentences and...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of March Fong Eu

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of March Fong Eu

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of former state Assemblymember, California Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia March Fong Eu: “Anne and I were saddened to learn...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Elaine Yamaguchi, 53, of Woodland, has been appointed executive officer at the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Yamaguchi has been project and...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Spc. Avadon A. Chaves

Governor and First Lady Honor Spc. Avadon A. Chaves

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Spc. Avadon A. Chaves, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends...

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Governor Brown Appoints 33 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 33 Superior Court Judges

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 33 California superior court judges, which include: One in Alameda County; one in Butte County; one in Contra Costa County; one in Humboldt County; one in Kings County; one in Lake County;...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two District Court of Appeal Justices

Governor Brown Appoints Two District Court of Appeal Justices

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Judge Thomas M. Goethals as associate justice, Division Three of the Fourth District Court of Appeal and Judge Mary J. Greenwood as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jessica Arden, 35, of Woodland Hills, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Arden has been city engineer for the City of Westlake Village...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gary K. Johnson, 68, of Porterville, has been reappointed to the Porterville Developmental Center Advisory Board, where he has served since 2016. Johnson has been a part-time...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Engineer

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Engineer

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Engineer Cory Iverson: “Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death. His bravery...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Bryan Beyer, 44, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed chief deputy inspector general at the Office of the Inspector General, where he was senior deputy inspector general from 2010...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Poonum Rashmikant Patel, 28, of San Jose, has been appointed senior business development specialist in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, where she has been...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Toll Collector Si Si Han: “Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Caltrans Toll Collector Si Si...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. Donald R. Tolson

Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. Donald R. Tolson

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Pfc. Donald R. Tolson, a U.S. serviceman missing from World War II. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that Pfc. Tolson's...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Cpl. Todd L. McGurn

Governor and First Lady Honor Cpl. Todd L. McGurn

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at...

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Governor Brown Grants Pardon Following Wrongful Conviction

Governor Brown Grants Pardon Following Wrongful Conviction

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today granted a full and unconditional pardon to Craig Coley after multiple investigations – including one requested by the Office of the Governor more than two years ago – led to the discovery of new evidence that...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: C. Michael Cooney, 73, of Santa Barbara, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where he has served since 2011. Cooney has been a partner at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mark Ibele, 62, of Davis, has been appointed director of the California Office of Tax Appeals. Ibele has served as staff director of the California State Senate Committee on Budget...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Andrew G. LaMar, 52, of Woodland, has been appointed deputy director of communications at the California Department of Human Resources. LaMar has served as communications director in...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Tehama County Shooting

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Tehama County Shooting

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the shooting in Tehama County: "Anne and I are saddened to hear about today’s violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren. We offer our condolences to the...

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Acting Governor Newsom Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

Acting Governor Newsom Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

SACRAMENTO – Acting Governor Gavin Newsom today ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff and issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas: "Jennifer and I offer our deepest condolences to the families,...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Republican Tax Proposal

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Republican Tax Proposal

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement on the Republican tax proposal released today: "The hurried tax proposal unveiled by Congress today transfers income from individuals and families to large and powerful corporate structures. This...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joseph Wall, 26, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant for climate change at the California Natural Resources Agency, where he has served in several positions since...

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Governor Brown Appoints 34 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 34 Superior Court Judges

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 34 California superior court judges, which include: One in Alameda County; one in Fresno County; 10 in Los Angeles County; one in Marin County; one in Mendocino County; one in Merced County;...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Julie Henderson, 55, of San Francisco, has been appointed deputy secretary for climate and health policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Henderson served as senior...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kimberly Seibel, 52, of Chula Vista, has been appointed warden at the Deuel Vocational Institution, where she has served as acting warden since 2016. Seibel was warden at Chuckawalla...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Danielle Anderson, 31, of Camarillo, has been appointed to the California State Independent Living Council. Anderson has been executive director at the Independent Living Resource...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Shannon Swain, 53, of Danville, has been appointed superintendent at the Office of Correctional Education of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 22 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) – Secretary of State: storing and recording electronic media. • AB 83 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) –...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 262 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) – Public contracts: bid specifications: Buy Clean California Act. A signing message can be found here. • AB 460 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 46 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) - Employers: wage discrimination. - AB 74 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) - Housing. - AB 208 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 7 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) – Firearms: open carry. A signing message can be found here. • AB 19 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mathew Fuzie, 53, of Modesto, has been appointed deputy director of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where he...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 41 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) - DNA evidence. - AB 90 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) - Criminal gangs. - AB 228 by...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kevin McGuire, 36, of Los Angeles, has been appointed skilled nursing administrator at the Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles. McGuire was a skilled nursing facility...

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Governor Brown Signs Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to improve California’s criminal and juvenile justice systems, restore the power of judges to impose criminal sentences and reduce recidivism through increased rehabilitation. The Governor signed the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Luz Molina, 40, of National City, has been appointed to the California Board of Accountancy. Molina has been a technical proposal writer at Ajinomoto Althea Inc. since 2011, where...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Luz Molina, 40, of National City, has been appointed to the California Board of Accountancy. Molina has been a technical proposal writer at Ajinomoto Althea Inc. since 2011, where...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 23 by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) – Educational programs: single gender schools and classes. • AB 454 by Assemblymember Sebastian...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 467 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – Local transportation authorities: transactions and use taxes. • AB 830 by Assemblymember Ash Kalra...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 24 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Instructional programs: State Seal of Civic Engagement. • AB 31 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 20 by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) - Public employee retirement systems: divestment: Dakota Access Pipeline. - AB 153 by Assemblymember Rocky Chavez...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 210 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) - Homeless multidisciplinary personnel team. - AB 236 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) -...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 246 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Environmental quality: Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011. • AB 335...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 245 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – Hazardous waste: enforcement. • AB 584 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Student financial aid:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christopher Shultz, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Shultz has been deputy commissioner of community...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 156 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) – Individual market: enrollment periods. • AB 317 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) – Napa County:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Candace Murch, 52, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief of the Office of Labor Relations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Murch has been a principal...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 174 by Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) – Tribal gaming: compact ratification. • AB 226 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) – Teacher...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 149 by Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. • AB 331 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the mass shooting last night in Las Vegas, Nevada: "Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of those killed and injured in last night's tragic and...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 368 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) – Criminal procedure: jurisdiction of public offenses. • AB 546 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) –...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 184 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) – Sea level rise planning: database. • AB 333 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – State Highway Route 185:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Karin Caves, 62, of Carmichael, has been appointed deputy director of communications at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Caves has served as deputy secretary...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nicholas Oliver, 38, of Carmichael, has been appointed chief of the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation. Oliver has been an...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 25 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) – Tour buses: modified tour buses. • AB 218 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) – Local agencies: airports:...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 56 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank: housing. • AB 411 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 264 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) – Protective orders. • AB 290 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield) – Collateral recovery: repossession...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Suhasini Patel, 56, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed assistant deputy director of the Site Mitigation and Brownfields Reuse Program at the California Department of Toxic...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 213 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – Claims against the state. • AB 261 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) – School districts:...

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Governor Brown Welcomes New Members to Under2 Coalition

Governor Brown Welcomes New Members to Under2 Coalition

NEW YORK - On the eve of Climate Week NYC 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed 10 new members - including the Republic of the Marshall Islands - to the global pact of cities, states and countries committed to limiting the increase in global average...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 109 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) – Budget Act of 2017. • AB 129 by the Committee on Budget – Education finance. • AB 130 by the Committee on...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Cyd Brandvein, 58, of Irvine, has been reappointed to the California Board of Optometry, where she has served since 2013. Brandvein has been director of enterprise resilience...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Charles Callahan, 56, of Blythe, has been appointed warden at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2017 and served as chief deputy warden from 2013...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 242 by Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) – Certificates of death: veterans. • AB 395 by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) – Substance use treatment...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Suanne Buggy, 45, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director at the California Department of Public Health, Office of Public Affairs. Buggy has been senior vice president at...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Clarence R. Skates

Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Clarence R. Skates

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Army Cpl. Clarence R. Skates, a U.S. serviceman missing from the Korean War. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that Cpl. Skates'...

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Office of the Governor Issues Statement on DACA Decision

Office of the Governor Issues Statement on DACA Decision

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and his administration, Executive Secretary Nancy McFadden issued the following statement today regarding the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “This six-month so-called...

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Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Elk Valley Rancheria, the Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 89 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-Marin County) – Psychologists: suicide prevention training. • AB 187 by Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) – Political...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lisa Bates, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Division of Financial Assistance at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, where she...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments to Military Council

Governor Brown Announces Appointments to Military Council

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Rocky J. Chavez as chair of the Governor's Military Council, replacing Ellen Tauscher, who has served in that role since 2013. “Under Ellen’s leadership, the Military Council has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brantley Choate, 54, of Rocklin, has been appointed director of the Division of Rehabilitative Programs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Paul Van Konynenburg, 50, of Modesto, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission. Van Konynenburg has been managing partner at Britton Konynenburg Partners since...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nancy C. Miller, 64, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors. Miller has been a partner at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • SB 113 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Budget Act of 2017. • SB 117 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Elections. For full text of the bills,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Melanie V. Ramil, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Ramil has been deputy state...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Chuck Supple, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the Division of Juvenile Justice at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Supple has been chair...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ralph Lightstone, 68, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior advisor for policy and legislation at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where he has served as...

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Governor Brown Grants Commutations

Governor Brown Grants Commutations

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted nine commutations. Inmates currently serving a sentence for a conviction by the California Courts can petition to have their sentence reduced by applying for a commutation. In the majority...

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Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, as well as amendments to the current...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. George B. Murray

Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. George B. Murray

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Pfc. George B. Murray, a U.S. serviceman missing from World War II. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Pfc. Murray’s...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Robert Barton, 55, of Rancho Cordova, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. Barton has served as Inspector General of the California Department of Corrections and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lisa Lien-Mager, 51, of Davis, has been appointed deputy secretary for communications at the California Natural Resources Agency. Lien-Mager has been director of communications at...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco

Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 172 by Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) - Public postsecondary education: residency: dependents of armed forces members. - AB 436 by Assemblymember Mark...

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Governor Brown Welcomes Norway to Under2 Climate Coalition

Governor Brown Welcomes Norway to Under2 Climate Coalition

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed Norway to the Under2 Coalition - the global pact of cities, states and countries committed to limiting the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Heather Sanders, 46, of Folsom, has been appointed special advisor at the California Public Utilities Commission. Sanders has been principal manager of integrated grid strategy and...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 428 by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) - Local government: the Ralph M. Brown Act. - AB 549 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Local...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Arsenio Mataka, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed technical advisor at the California Public Utilities Commission. Mataka has served as assistant secretary for environmental...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Howard R. Krauss, 67, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the Medical Board of California, where he has served since 2013. Krauss has been director of neurosurgical ophthalmology...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joy Anne Sterling, 63, of Sebastopol, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where she has served since 2013. Sterling has been chief executive...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Erin Mellon, 29, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant director of public affairs at the California Department of Water Resources. Mellon has served as communications and...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 37 by Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach) - Pupil instruction: visual and performing arts: content standards in media arts. - AB 78 by Assemblymember Jim...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 192 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) - Migrant education: statewide parent advisory council: reports. • AB 564 by the Committee on Agriculture - Food and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Grant Davis, 54, of Petaluma, has been appointed director of the California Department of Water Resources. Davis has been general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency since...

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Governor Brown Signs Compact with Wilton Rancheria

Governor Brown Signs Compact with Wilton Rancheria

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and Wilton Rancheria. The core provisions of the Wilton Rancheria compact - including terms related to licensing, regulatory...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 212 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) - California Victim Compensation Board: claims. • AB 321 by Assemblymember Devon J. Mathis (R-Visalia) -...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joel Ledesma, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the State Water Project at the California Department of Water Resources. Ledesma has served in several...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tad Egawa, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Egawa has served as general counsel at the California...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John Spangler, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of legislation and government relations at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Spangler has been...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 92 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Public contracts: payment. • AB 114 by the Committee on Budget - Public health. • AB 126 by the Committee on Budget -...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nicolas Maduros, 46, of Bethesda, Maryland, has been appointed director at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Maduros served as chief of staff at the U.S. Small...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ruth Atkins, 32, of Redding, has been appointed to the Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee. Atkins has been a community development coordinator at the Shasta County...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Suzanne Peery, 49, of Milford, has been appointed warden at the California Correctional Center, where she has been acting warden since 2016. Peery served in several positions at High...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 4 by Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) - Voter notification. • AB 88 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) - Nowrūz Day. • AB 294 by...

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Governor Brown Signs 2017-2018 State Budget

Governor Brown Signs 2017-2018 State Budget

SACRAMENTO - After announcing an agreement with legislative leaders earlier this month, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a balanced, on-time state budget that maintains fiscal prudence in uncertain times. "California is taking decisive action by enacting a...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Russell Atterberry, 41, of Folsom, has been appointed to the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council. Atterberry has been undersecretary at the California Department of Veterans...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ryan Marcroft, 39, of Carmichael, has been appointed deputy director of legal affairs at the California Department of Consumer Affairs, where he has served as assistant chief counsel...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • AB 1727 by the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy - Foreign trade and investment. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • AB 98 by the Committee on Budget - Budget Act of 2016: augmentation. AB 98 is a supplemental appropriations bill affecting the current 2016-2017 State Budget. The...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Richard Rogers, 55, of Roseville, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology, where he has served as deputy director of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John Busterud, 62, of Belvedere, has been appointed to the California Veterans Board. Busterud has been managing counsel and senior director at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lisa Halko, 56, of Davis, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Conservation. Halko has been an administrative law judge at the California Department of...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Edward Pool

Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Edward Pool

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Army Cpl. Edward Pool, a U.S. serviceman killed during the Korean War. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced this week that Army Cpl. Pool's...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. William M. Bays

Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. William M. Bays

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. William M. Bays, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Maria Anguiano, 38, of Riverside, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Anguiano has been chief financial officer at Minerva Project Inc. since 2017....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz, 58, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing, where she has served since 2014. Ceja-Butkiewicz has served in...

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Memorial Day

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Memorial Day

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring Monday, May 29, 2017 as Memorial Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below:PROCLAMATION On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to Americans who have suffered and died...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • SB 243 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) - Citrus disease prevention. • SB 535 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) - Claims against the state:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

5-26-2017 SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joseph Galvan, 48, of West Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Office of Internal Affairs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gilberto Chavez, 59, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health, where he has been deputy...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Barry Anderson, 56, of Danville, has been appointed to the California Earthquake Early Warning Advisory Board. Anderson has been vice president of electric distribution at the...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two to Shasta County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Shasta County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Daryl E. Kennedy and Adam B. Ryan to judgeships in the Shasta County Superior Court. Kennedy, 59, of Redding, has served as a commissioner at the Shasta County Superior Court since 2013,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Rebecca May, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau at the California Department of Consumer Affairs, where she has served as a...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Carol L. Henson and Antony C. Ufland to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Henson, 55, of Santa Ana, has been an assistant district attorney at the Orange County District...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Deborah Hoffman, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed undersecretary at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency effective June 1, 2017. She has served as a...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jacob Appelsmith, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed director at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Appelsmith has been chief campus counsel at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Maricela Gomez, 40, of La Crescenta-Montrose, has been appointed deputy director of legislative and inter-governmental affairs in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lisa Cisneros, 37, of Aptos, has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. Cisneros has been an attorney and program director of the Lesbian, Gay,...

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Governor Brown Releases Revised State Budget

Governor Brown Releases Revised State Budget

SACRAMENTO - As the state's economic recovery stretches into an eighth year - two years short of the longest on record - and with increasing uncertainty from Washington, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a revised state budget that continues to plan for...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Georgeanne Croskey, 38, of Willits, has been appointed to represent the third district on the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. Croskey has been a veterinarian at Mendocino...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Cheryl C. Turner, 55, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Turner has been principal attorney at the Law...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Janet Hansen, 61, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California State Historical Resources Commission. Hansen has been deputy manager for the Office of Historic Resources at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Monica Miller, 54, of Gold River, has been appointed deputy chief, Homeland Security Division in the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Miller has been special agent in charge...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lona “Grace” Koch, 52, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where she has been special advisor and deputy director...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) structural steel painter supervisor Annette Brooks: “The tragic death of this dedicated public servant is a shock...

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Mexico and Canada Join Growing Under2 Climate Coalition

Mexico and Canada Join Growing Under2 Climate Coalition

SAN FRANCISCO - Moving to reinforce and expand the world's commitment to climate action, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed America's closest neighbors - Mexico and Canada - to the growing Under2 Coalition, a global pact of cities, states and countries...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Michelle Banonis, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources. Banonis has been area manager for the Bay...

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Governor Brown Welcomes Sweden to Under2 Climate Coalition

Governor Brown Welcomes Sweden to Under2 Climate Coalition

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed Sweden to the Under2 Coalition - the global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Douglas Faigin, 71, of Marina del Rey, has been reappointed to the California State University Board of Trustees, where he has served since 2012. Faigin has been president at City...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Karen Yamamoto, 67, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Teachers' Retirement Board. Yamamoto served as a second grade teacher for the Washington Unified School...

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Governor Brown Grants Pardons

Governor Brown Grants Pardons

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 72 pardons and seven commutations. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. All applicants for a pardon who were eligible obtained...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Anthony Sertich, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of enterprise risk management and compliance at the California Housing Finance Agency, where he has been director of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kevin Kung, 40, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Kung has been a teacher at Palisades Charter High School since 2004. He was...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Shawn Hatton, 50, of King City, has been appointed warden at Correctional Training Facility, Soledad, where he has been acting warden since 2016. Hatton served in several positions...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Yvonne Burke, 84, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Transportation Commission, where she has served since 2010. Burke served as a member of the Los Angeles...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - After joining Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and labor, business and local leaders today to announce a landmark road repair and transportation investment package, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Anthony Campos, 73, of Watsonville, has been reappointed to the 14th District Agricultural Association, Santa Cruz County Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2014....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lynn von Koch-Liebert, 33, of Rancho Cordova, has been appointed deputy secretary of housing and consumer services at the California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Teresa Bui, 30, of Sacramento, has been appointed special advisor to the director at the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Bui has been a...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: -SB 28 by Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) - State public employment: memoranda of understanding: approval. -SB 47 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review - Budget...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tam Doduc, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Doduc served in several positions at the California...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ross Lai, 57, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Dental Board of California, where he has served since 2013. Lai has been director at Lai Enterprises Inc. since 2005 and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Matt Chesnut, 43, of Palo Cedro, has been appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Chesnut has been executive director and chief executive...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Sue Burr, 63, of Rancho Murieta, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Education, where she has served as a member since 2013 and served as executive director from...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Bethany Pane, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the Delta Stewardship Council, where she has been acting chief counsel since 2016 and has served as an attorney...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dana Hollinger, 58, of Beverly Hills, has been reappointed to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administration, where she has been chair of the Risk and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brian Duffy, 57, of Sacramento, has been appointed associate director of reception center institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Aimee Barnes, 35, of Alameda, has been appointed senior advisor to the Governor in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Barnes has been a partner at Allotrope Partners since...

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Governor Brown Releases 2016 Judicial Appointment Data

Governor Brown Releases 2016 Judicial Appointment Data

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released annual applicant and appointee data for the administration's judicial appointments. From 2011 through 2016, Governor Brown appointed 356 judges - including 45 in 2016 - from a pool of more than 2,000 applicants....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nicole Soluri, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California State Lottery, where she has been chief counsel since 2012. Soluri was an attorney at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Johnson, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy legislative secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Johnson was manager of the education strategic...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Alexis Podesta, 36, of Carmichael, has been appointed secretary at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, where she has served as undersecretary since 2015....

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Lucas F. Chellew: "Anne and I join all Californians in offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christiana Tiedemann, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Tiedemann has served as...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kurt Cooknick, 53, of Fair Oaks, has been appointed deputy to the state architect at the California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect. Cooknick has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Alice Busching Reynolds, 50, of San Francisco, has been appointed senior advisor to the Governor for climate, the environment and energy in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Sid Voorakkara, 46, of San Diego, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), where he has served...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Cindy Messer, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources, where she has served as assistant chief deputy director...

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Office of the Governor Issues Statement

Office of the Governor Issues Statement

SACRAMENTO - The Office of the Governor today announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will undergo further treatment for prostate cancer. Dr. Eric Small, Governor Brown’s oncologist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, issued the...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Art Rosenfeld

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Art Rosenfeld

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the death of Berkeley Lab distinguished scientist emeritus and former Commissioner of the California Energy Commission Art Rosenfeld: "Art Rosenfeld helped make California the world...

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Governor Brown Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Brown Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his State of the State address, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue and restating every priority to focus on the "broader context of our country and its challenges." In his remarks...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: David Baughman, 51, of Placerville, has been appointed warden at California State Prison, Sacramento, where he has been acting warden since 2016 and has served in several positions...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. John P. Rodriguez

Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. John P. Rodriguez

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. John P. Rodriguez, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ashutosh Bhagwat, 52, of Moraga, has been reappointed to the California Independent System Operator Board of Governors, where he has served since 2011. Bhagwat has been a professor...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Kevin Starr

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Kevin Starr

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the death of Professor Kevin Starr, California State Librarian Emeritus: "Kevin Starr chronicled the history of California as no one else. He captured the spirit of our state and brought...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jolie Onodera, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of legislation at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Onodera has been principal...

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Governor Brown Proposes 2017-18 State Budget

Governor Brown Proposes 2017-18 State Budget

SACRAMENTO--Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a balanced state budget that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters the state's Rainy Day Fund while continuing to invest in education, health care expansion and other core programs. In a letter...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christopher Calfee, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency. Calfee has been senior counsel at the Governor's Office of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Michelle Baass, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of the Office of Program and Fiscal Affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Baass has been...

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Governor Brown Appoints New Public Utilities Commissioners

Governor Brown Appoints New Public Utilities Commissioners

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen to the California Public Utilities Commission, replacing Michael Florio and Catherine Sandoval whose six-year terms expire on January 1, 2017....

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Governor Brown Grants Pardons

Governor Brown Grants Pardons

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 112 pardons and one commutation. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their sentences and...

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Governor Brown Appoints Three to Orange County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Three to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Bradley S. Erdosi, Richard E. Pacheco and Michael J. Strickroth to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Erdosi, 42, of Laguna Hills, has been principal attorney at the Law Offices...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Walter Vasquez, 53, of El Cajon, has been appointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Vasquez has been chief of police at the La Mesa Police Department since...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on CalPERS Vote

Governor Brown Issues Statement on CalPERS Vote

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today's vote by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board to reduce the pension fund’s current 7.5% expected annual rate of return on investments to 7% over the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Janet Marie Weeks, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of communications at the California State Board of Education. Weeks has been communications manager for the...

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Governor Brown to Climate Scientists: “We Will Persevere”

Governor Brown to Climate Scientists: “We Will Persevere”

SAN FRANCISCO - Rallying thousands of scientists at one of the largest international gatherings of its kind, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called on the scientific community - the "truth-tellers" and "truth seekers" - to mobilize for the climate fight. "The time...

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Governor Brown Takes Action to Protect Oceans

Governor Brown Takes Action to Protect Oceans

CORONADO - Taking action to combat climate change and help protect California's oceans, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called on President Barack Obama to use his authority to permanently prohibit new offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters off the coast of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Muntu Davis, 47, of San Ramon, has been reappointed to the First 5 California Children and Families Commission, where he has served since 2013. Davis has served as department...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Marion Spearman, 53, of Janesville, has been appointed warden at High Desert State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2016. Spearman served as warden at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lauren Zeise, 62, of Berkeley, has been appointed director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment at the California Environmental Protection Agency, where she has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Marty Block, 66, of San Diego, has been appointed chair of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Block served as Senator for the California State Senate's 39th...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Oakland Warehouse Fire

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Oakland Warehouse Fire

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding last night's Oakland warehouse fire that resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries: “Anne and I were saddened to learn of last night's tragic fire in Oakland. Our thoughts are...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Raji Brar, 41, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Brar has been owner and operator at Countryside Market and Restaurants...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Michael Martel, 62, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed warden at the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, where he has been acting warden since August 2016 and served as...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Harold Gee, 49, of Arroyo Grande, has been appointed alternate member of the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training. Gee has been a correctional officer at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Daljit Bains, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of permit assistance in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Bains has been owner and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Keali’i Bright, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for energy and climate at the California Natural Resources Agency, where he has served as deputy secretary for...

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Governor Brown, UCSF Announce New Precision Medicine Projects

Governor Brown, UCSF Announce New Precision Medicine Projects

SACRAMENTO—Continuing California’s groundbreaking effort to better treat and prevent diseases through advanced computing, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) today announced six new projects have been selected for the...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. John W. Perry

Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. John W. Perry

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. John W. Perry, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Patrick J. Mallon, 70, of Azusa, has been appointed assistant director of public safety communications in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Mallon was executive director...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dr. B.J. Davis, 61, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Dr. Davis has been an adjunct professor at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Thuy Mascorro, 43, of Chula Vista, has been appointed administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista, where she has served as standards compliance coordinator since...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brigid Hanson, 61, of Cameron Park, has been appointed chief of the Office of Labor Relations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Deborah Asuncion, 57, of Corona, has been appointed warden at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, where she has served as acting warden since 2015. Asuncion was chief deputy...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joel Martinez, 50, of Oakdale, has been appointed warden at the Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown, where he has served as acting warden since 2015. Martinez served in several...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lawrence Imperial, 46, of Fresno, has been appointed administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Fresno, where he has served as acting administrator and skilled nursing...

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Governor Brown Welcomes France to Under 2 Coalition

Governor Brown Welcomes France to Under 2 Coalition

SACRAMENTO - California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed France, host of the United Nations' 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), as the latest jurisdiction to join the Under 2 Coalition - the global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: -AB 701 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) - Sex crimes: rape. -AB 873 by Assemblymember Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) - Automotive repair. -AB 1001 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 54 by Assemblymember Kristin M. Olsen (R-Modesto) - Disability access: construction-related accessibility claims: demand letters. • AB 501 by Assemblymember Marc B....

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 1639 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) - Pupil health: The Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act. • AB 1751 by Assemblymember Evan Low...

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Governor Brown Signs Earthquake Early Warning Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Earthquake Early Warning Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation - SB 438 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - to help advance the development of a statewide earthquake early warning system in California. "We've seen the devastation earthquakes have caused in...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 626 by Assemblymember David S. Chiu (D-San Francisco) - Public contracts: claim resolution. • AB 821 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) - Sales and use...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 278 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) - Municipal elections. • AB 350 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) - District-based municipal elections:...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: -AB 287 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) - Vehicle safety: recalls. -AB 488 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Employment discrimination....

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1276 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) - Child witnesses: human trafficking. AB 1761 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) - Human...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 33 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Electrical corporations: energy storage systems: long duration bulk energy storage resources. • AB 1110 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 551 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) - Rental property: bed bugs. • AB 635 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) - Medical interpretation...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 38 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) - Mental health: Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment Program. • AB 73 by Assemblymember Marie Waldron...

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Governor Brown Signs Consumer Protection Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Consumer Protection Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to strengthen consumer health and safety protections in California: • AB 72 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Health care coverage: out-of-network coverage. • AB...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 366 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Transactions and use taxes: City of Alameda. • AB 806 by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) - Community development:...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 453 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield) - Extraction of groundwater: Semitropic Water Storage District. AB 565 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Chuck Supple, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed chair of the Board of Juvenile Hearings at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as a...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 587 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Mobilehomes: payments: nonpayment or late payments. • AB 1014 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) - Education...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Scott Gregory, 42, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy director of the Office of Digital Innovation at the California Department of Technology, where he has served as the state...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 1716 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) - Lower American River Conservancy Program. • AB 1723 by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) - Debt collection. •...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • AB 1978 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Employment: property service workers. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 326 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier Jr. (D-Oakley) - Public works: prevailing wage rates: wage and penalty assessments. • AB 1033 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jose Iniguez, 47, of Fallbrook, has been appointed to the Instructional Quality Commission. Iniguez has been assistant superintendent of educational services at the Fallbrook Union...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 1069 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) - Prescription drugs: collection and distribution program. • AB 1553 by Assemblymember Jacqui V. Irwin...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 168 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) - Mental health: community-based services. • AB 655 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Rendering:...

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Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compact Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compact Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation ratifying tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, Jamul Indian Village of California, Jackson...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Rosanna Westmoreland, 53, of Carmichael, has been appointed deputy director for the Office of Communications at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Westmoreland...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 59 by Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) - Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment. • AB 241 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park)...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: C. David Johnson Jr., 33, of Sacramento, has been appointed legislative director at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Johnson has served as legislative director...

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Governor Brown Signs Historic Climate Change Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Historic Climate Change Legislation

California Sets Most Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets in North America LOS ANGELES - Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today strengthened that...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Victoria Benson, 62, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council, where she has served since 2014. Benson has been adult transition project...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joyce E. Dudley, 63, of Carpinteria, has been appointed chair of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served as a member since 2013. Dudley has...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Caltrans Worker

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) electrician Jorge Lopez: “Anne and I were saddened to learn of the death of Jorge Lopez, who worked each day to...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 1564 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) - Emergency services: wireless 911 calls: routing. • AB 1658 by Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) -...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 735 by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) - Postsecondary education: Student Athlete Bill of Rights. • AB 1115 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas Jr....

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1798 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) - Firearms: imitation firearms: gun-shaped phone cases. AB 2404 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) -...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brady Moss, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant secretary for policy at the California Natural Resources Agency. Moss has been a senior conservation planner at GEI...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson

Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 685 by Assemblymember Jacqui V. Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) - Real Estate Law. • AB 920 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) - Jails: county inmate welfare funds....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Saul Gomez, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy cabinet secretary in the Office of the Governor. Gomez was deputy secretary for energy at the California Natural Resources...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 364 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) - Horse racing: advance deposit wagering. AB 629 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Tribal gaming:...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 51 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Vehicles: motorcycles: lane splitting. • AB 1650 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier Jr. (D-Oakley) - Real estate...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1355 by Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) - Gaming: Tribal Nation Grant Fund. AB 1432 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Monterey Bay and the Bays of San...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christopher Stevens, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Technology. Stevens has been chief counsel at the Delta Stewardship Council...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ryan Marcroft, 38, of Carmichael, has been appointed assistant chief counsel at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Marcroft has been a deputy attorney general at the...

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Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Jamul Indian Village, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and the Yocha Dehe...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 516 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) - Vehicles: temporary license plates. • AB 1272 by Assemblymember Shannon L. Grove (R-Bakersfield) -...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Melinda McClain, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy legislative secretary in the Office of the Governor. McClain was deputy director of legislative and regulatory review at...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 857 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) - Firearms: identifying information. • AB 1311 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) - Temporary services...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Anne Hawley, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy appointments secretary in the Office of the Governor, where she has served as special assistant to the appointments...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Adam Quiñonez, 32, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director for legislative and policy review at the California Department of Consumer Affairs, where he has served as...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Reneeta Anthony, 57, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Anthony has been executive director at A3...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 1135 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-Marin County) - Firearms: assault weapons. - AB 1511 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) - Firearms: lending....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Amy Tong, 42, of Elk Grove, has been appointed director of the California Department of Technology, where she has served as acting director since 2016. Tong was chief deputy director...

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Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

Governor Brown Signs Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, as...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two to Tulare County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Tulare County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of John P. Bianco and Nathan G. Leedy to judgeships in the Tulare County Superior Court. Bianco, 51, of Visalia, has been owner and attorney at the Bianco Law Firm since 1994. Bianco earned a...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Layne H. Melzer and Gary M. Pohlson to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Melzer, 54, of Trabuco Canyon, has been a partner at Rutan and Tucker LLP since 1994, where he has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jeffrey Mason, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Mason has been chief deputy commissioner at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: David Fukutomi, 51, of Camarillo, has been appointed deputy director for response and recovery operations in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been assistant...

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Governor Brown Signs 2016-2017 State Budget

Governor Brown Signs 2016-2017 State Budget

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a balanced, on-time state budget that doubles California's Rainy Day Fund, pays down debt, increases school funding and boosts programs to combat poverty and homelessness. "This solid budget makes responsible...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: -AB 1597 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) - County jails: performance milestone credits. -AB 2295 by Assemblymember Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) - Restitution...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Teresa Marks, 58, of Little Rock, Arkansas, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Marks served as principal advisor to the...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Supreme Court Result

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Supreme Court Result

SACRAMENTO - Following the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-4 split in United States v. Texas, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement in continued support of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration: "Today's Supreme Court deadlock...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Carlquist, 43, of Salinas, has been appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board. Carlquist has been an emergency room physician assistant at the Community Hospital...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Amilia Glikman, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, where she has been assistant chief counsel since 2015...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Orlando Shooting

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Orlando Shooting

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the shooting today in Orlando, Florida: "Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of this absolutely senseless shooting and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 1817 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) - Solid waste: garbage and refuse disposal districts: board of directors. • SB 10 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Peter Cervinka, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Social Services, where he has served as program deputy director for...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. John Saini

Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Pfc. John Saini

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Pfc. John Saini, a U.S. serviceman missing from World War II. Last week, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Marine Pfc....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ursula Stuter, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Stuter has served as staff counsel at the California...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the following bill will become law without his signature: - SB 254 by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) - Campaign finance: voter instruction. A message can be found here. For full text of the bill,...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Helen Chavez

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Helen Chavez

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Helen Chavez: “Helen Fabela Chavez, a devoted wife and partner to the late Cesar Chavez, was a powerful and inspiring force in her own right. On behalf of all...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • AB 1927 by Assemblymember Tom W. Lackey (R-Palmdale) - Criminal procedure: notice to appear. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Rachelle Weir, 46, of Anaheim, has been appointed programs manager for the California Exposition and State Fair. Weir has been exhibit supervisor for the 32nd District Agricultural...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Alicia Rabena-Amen, 48, of Stockton, has been reappointed to the Physical Therapy Board of California, where she has served since 2014. Rabena-Amen has been adjunct faculty at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gia Brazil Vacin, 40, of Oakland, has been appointed zero emission vehicle infrastructure project manager at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Amy Miller, 42, of Folsom, has been appointed associate director of female offender programs and services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • SB 971 by the Committee on Governance and Finance - Validations. • SB 972 by the Committee on Governance and Finance - Validations. • SB 973 by the Committee on...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jared Goldman, 44, of Napa, has been appointed deputy director and chief counsel at the California Department of Health Care Services. Goldman has been a partner at Best, Best and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Albert Lundeen, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy executive director for strategic planning and media at the California Energy Commission, where he has served as acting...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kelly Hargreaves, 56, of Woodland, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Rehabilitation, where she has been chief counsel since 2006. Hargreaves...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Charles Cullen, 58, of Mountain View, has been reappointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2013. Cullen has served as police technical services director...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Maryam Ebke, 57, of Corte Madera, has been appointed deputy executive director at the California Public Utilities Commission, where she has served as assistant chief administrative...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has vetoed the following bill: • AB 1200 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) - Political Reform Act of 1974: lobbying: procurement contracts. A veto message can be found here. For full...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jay Virbel, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the Division of Rehabilitative Programs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mark W. Owens, 56, of Carmichael, has been appointed chief counsel in the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency, where he has been senior...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • SB 95 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review - State employees: memorandum of understanding. • SB 269 by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) - Disability...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Patrick Barrett, 57, of Carmichael, has been appointed deputy director of legislation at the California Department of Motor Vehicles, where he has been acting deputy director of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Zolaikha Taghvaei Bayar, 59, of Davis, has been appointed assistant deputy director of the Site Mitigation and Brownfields Reuse Program at the California Department of Toxic...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • ABX2-7 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) - Smoking in the workplace. • ABX2-9 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) - Tobacco use programs. •...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kristen Kane, 32, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the California Competes Tax Credit Program at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: - AB 120 by the Committee on Budget - Budget Act of 2015. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ali Bay, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director at the California Department of Public Health, Office of Public Affairs. Bay has served as press secretary in the...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 1142 by Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) - Mining and geology: surface mining. • SB 209 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) - Surface mining: financial...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Michelle Dove, 48, of Hanford, has been appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Dove has been head start child development director at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Marcela M. Ruiz, 40, of Stockton, has been appointed chief of the Immigration Branch in the Welfare to Work Division at the California Department of Social Services. Ruiz has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Robin Purdy, 65, of Herald, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Workforce Development Board, where she has been a special consultant since 2015. Purdy has been...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • AB 847 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) - Mental health: community-based services. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tom Martinez, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy general manager for the California Exposition and State Fair. Martinez has been state government relations manager at...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Robert P. Graham

Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Robert P. Graham

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Army Cpl. Robert P. Graham, a U.S. serviceman missing from the Korean War. Last week, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Army Cpl....

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Governor Brown Backs Klamath River Restoration, Dam Removal

Governor Brown Backs Klamath River Restoration, Dam Removal

KLAMATH - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined state, federal and Native American tribal governments, as well as Klamath Basin water users and businesses, to continue moving forward with the largest river restoration and dam removal project in the nation. “This...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Isabel Barreras, 49, of Madera, has been reappointed to the 21a District Agricultural Association, Madera District Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2003. Barreras...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Judith Frank, 74, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, where she has served since 2002. Frank has been managing principal and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ralph M. Diaz, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed undersecretary for operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as deputy...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: AB 558 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) - Horse racing: nonthoroughbred races. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jemahl Amen, 45, of Sacramento has been appointed deputy director of facility management at the California Department of General Services, where he has served as acting deputy...

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Governor Brown Grants Pardons

Governor Brown Grants Pardons

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 59 pardons. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their sentences and the majority were...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gilbert Mendez, 69, of San Jose, has been reappointed to the California World Language Project Advisory Board, where he has served since 2001. Mendez was a Spanish and French...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gerardo Cornejo, 46, of Carpinteria, has been appointed to the 19th District Agricultural Association, Santa Barbara Fair and Exposition Board of Directors. Cornejo has been...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Brussels Attacks

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Brussels Attacks

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today's terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium: "California stands with the people of Belgium on this difficult day and we extend our prayers and condolences to all of those impacted by...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin

Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ellen Tauscher, 64, of San Francisco, has been appointed chair of the Governor's Military Council, where she has served as chair since 2013. Tauscher served as undersecretary of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John E. Hiber, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, where he has served as acting chief...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John Dagorret, 62, of Corning, has been appointed to the 30th District Agricultural Association, Tehama District Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2007. Dagorret has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Andrew Genasci, 38, of Oakdale, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors, where he has served since 2014. Genasci has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kamie Champlin, 51, of Oak Hills, has been appointed to the 28th District Agricultural Association, San Bernardino County Fair Board of Directors. Champlin has been an accounting...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Daniel Taylor: "Anne and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Officer Taylor's family, friends and the entire California...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Sandra Alfaro, 50, of Hanford, has been appointed associate director of high security institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Daniel Torres, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of immigrant integration in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Torres has been chief of the Immigration Branch...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: James Nachbaur, 36, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed assistant director of the Division of Recycling at the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery....

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Nancy Reagan

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Nancy Reagan

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan: “Nancy Reagan lived a remarkable life and will be remembered for her strength and grace. On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nancy Bargmann, 54, of Long Beach, has been appointed director at the California Department of Developmental Services, where she was deputy director of the Community Services...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jane Carney, 73, of Riverside, has been appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. Carney was a partner at Roth, Carney and Knudsen LLP from 2008 to 2010 and at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jacquelyn Ellen Crabtree, 45, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Humanities Board of Directors, where she has served since 2015. Crabtree has been owner of four...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mindy Simmons, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative affairs at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. Simmons has been a...

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Governor Brown Signs Health Care Special Session Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Health Care Special Session Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bipartisan managed care organization (MCO) financing legislation passed by both houses of the Legislature yesterday: -AB 133 by the Committee on Budget - Budget Act of 2015....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jenny Mae Phillips, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative affairs at the California Department of Managed Health Care, where she has served in several...

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Governor Brown Releases 2015 Judicial Appointment Data

Governor Brown Releases 2015 Judicial Appointment Data

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released annual applicant and appointee data for the administration's judicial appointments. From 2011 through 2015, there were 1,817 applicants for judicial appointments and Governor Brown appointed 311 judges,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Spencer Kenner, 54, of Davis, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Water Resources, where he has been assistant chief counsel since 2013 and was acting...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ricardo Reyes, 35, of Lynwood, has been appointed deputy secretary of minority veterans at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Reyes has been a veteran employment...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Neill, 45, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief counsel at the Board of Parole Hearings. Neill has been a senior assistant attorney general at the California Department of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Steven Cliff, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior advisor to the chair at the California Air Resources Board. Cliff has served as assistant director of sustainability at the...

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Governor Brown Proposes $176.6 Million Exide Cleanup Plan

Governor Brown Proposes $176.6 Million Exide Cleanup Plan

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon,...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Amy Costa, 39, of Alameda, has been appointed chief deputy director for budget at the California Department of Finance, where she has served as advisor to the director on higher...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nathaniel Allen, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed labor relations officer at the California Department of Human Resources. Allen has served as a labor relations specialist at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Carla J. Thornton, 37, of Moreno Valley, has been appointed to the California Veterans Board. Thornton has served as associate director of development at the University of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Echols, 55, of Berkeley, has been appointed director of the California Public Utilities Commission Division of Ratepayer Advocates. Echols was administrator of the U.S....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Stacy Lewis Daher, 43, of Tiburon, has been reappointed to the California Educational Facilities Authority, where she has served since 2012. Daher has been associate vice president...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lori Ajax, 50, of Fair Oaks, has been appointed chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Ajax has been chief deputy...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Raymond Madden, 50, of Imperial, has been appointed warden at California State Prison, Centinela, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • AB 21 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) - Medical marijuana: cultivation licenses. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter

Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Nkiruka Catherine Ohaegbu, 33, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant of planning and policy at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Ohaegbu...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Rima Barkett, 51, of Stockton, has been reappointed to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2012. Barkett has been president and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Leslie R. Lopez, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director and chief counsel at the California Department of General Services. Lopez has served as deputy secretary and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tyson Eckerle, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of zero emission vehicle infrastructure at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, where he...

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Global Climate Pact Continues to Grow

Global Climate Pact Continues to Grow

Massachusetts, Regions in Europe and Latin America Sign Under 2 MOU SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed Massachusetts and regional governments from Colombia - Guainía and Guaviare - and Austria - Lower Austria - as new signatories to the Under 2...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Yvette Chappell-Ingram, 67, of Altadena, has been reappointed to the Dental Board of California, where she has served since 2013. Chappell-Ingram has been president and chief...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Tyrone Anthony Evans, 56, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the 1a District Agricultural Association, Grand National Rodeo, Cow Palace Fair Board of Directors. Evans has been a...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Simone Renteria, 43, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief deputy general counsel at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has been acting chief...

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Governor Brown Delivers 2016 State of the State Address

Governor Brown Delivers 2016 State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO - Warning of the next inevitable recession and the "zigzag of spend-cut-spend" budgeting, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his annual State of the State address, choosing to lay out a clear, focused case for his top priority - continued fiscal...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: John Blacklock, 71, of Magalia, has been reappointed to the 3rd District Agricultural Association, Silver Dollar Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2005 and served...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Charlene Taylor, 63, of Elk Grove, has been reappointed to the California Veterans Board, where she has served since 2012. Taylor has held several positions at the Kaiser Foundation...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Katherine Feinstein, 58, of Kentfield, has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Feinstein served in several positions at the San Francisco County Superior Court from...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Bret Ladine, 34, of San Francisco, has been appointed assistant general counsel at the California Department of Business Oversight. Ladine has been a senior associate at Hogan...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: James Barthman, 81, of Castro Valley, has been reappointed to the California Building Standards Commission, where he has served since 2000. Barthman held several positions at...

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Governor Brown Proposes 2016-17 State Budget

Governor Brown Proposes 2016-17 State Budget

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $122.6 billion General Fund budget plan for 2016-17 that makes significant increases in funding for education, health care and state infrastructure, while bolstering the state's Rainy Day Fund and paying down...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Genevieve Shiroma, 61, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, where she has served since 1999. Shiroma served as chief of the Air...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Meredith McKenzie, 44, of Los Gatos, has been reappointed to the Dental Board of California, where she has served since 2013. McKenzie has been a vice president and deputy general...

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Governor Brown Issues Order on Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

Governor Brown Issues Order on Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

SACRAMENTO - Given the prolonged and continuing duration of the Aliso Canyon gas leak and at the request of residents and local officials, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation that declares the situation an emergency and details the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mary McComb, 58, of Davis, has been appointed state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as supervising deputy state public defender since...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gloria Bell, 60, of Salinas, has been reappointed to the California Employment Training Panel, where she has served since 2013. Bell has been vice president of human resources at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kim Craig, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy cabinet secretary in the Office of the Governor. Craig has served as special assistant in the Office of California State...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Linda Christine Onstad-Adkins, 66, of Sacramento, has been appointed executive director at the Health Professions Education Foundation, where she has served as acting executive...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dara Thompson, 44, of San Rafael, has been appointed to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee. Thompson has been a naturopathic doctor at Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jeff McGuire, 55, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of General Services. McGuire has been deputy director at the Board of...

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Governor Brown Grants Pardons

Governor Brown Grants Pardons

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 91 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...

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Governor Brown Appoints Two to Tulare County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Tulare County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Robert Anthony Fultz and Tara K. Howard to judgeships in the Tulare County Superior Court. Fultz, 51, of Visalia, has been an assistant deputy district attorney at the Tulare County District...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Russell Atterberry, 39, of Folsom, has been appointed undersecretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Atterberry has been executive officer at the Navy Operational...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: David Sapp, 36, of Napa, has been appointed deputy policy director and assistant legal counsel at the California State Board of Education. Sapp has been director of education...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Global Climate Pact

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Global Climate Pact

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement on the global climate pact reached today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris: "This is a historic turning point in the quest to combat one of the biggest threats facing...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Cpl. James D. Otto

Governor and First Lady Honor Marine Cpl. James D. Otto

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Cpl. James D. Otto, a U.S. serviceman missing from World War II. Earlier this month, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Marine...

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Governor Brown Appoints California Poet Laureate

Governor Brown Appoints California Poet Laureate

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today appointed Dana Gioia as California Poet Laureate. Gioia, 64, of Santa Rosa, has been the Judge Widney professor of poetry and public culture at the University of Southern California since 2011. As chairman of the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Poonum Rashmikant Patel, 26, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior permit assistance specialist at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, where she has served...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on San Bernardino Shooting

Governor Brown Issues Statement on San Bernardino Shooting

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the shooting in the City of San Bernardino: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and everyone affected by the brutal attack. California will spare no effort in...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Blanca Rodriguez, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed deputy district director for external affairs at the California Department of Transportation District 7. She has been District...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Michael Johnston, 63, of Watsonville, has been reappointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he has served since 2011. Johnston has been a consultant...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ben Metcalf, 39, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Metcalf has been deputy assistant secretary in...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kevin McGuire, 34, of Los Angeles, has been appointed skilled nursing facility administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow. McGuire was nursing home administrator at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Eric Gurna, 43, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs. Gurna has been president and chief executive officer at LA’s BEST...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on CalPERS Vote

Governor Brown Issues Statement on CalPERS Vote

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement in response to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration action this morning to adopt a new policy regarding its assumed rate of investment returns: “I...

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Governor Brown Appoints Three to Orange County Superior Court

Governor Brown Appoints Three to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Frank Ospino, Kathleen E. Roberts and Mary Kreber Varipapa to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Ospino, 55, of Santa Ana, has served as the Orange County Public Defender since...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Joseph Moss, 48, of Lincoln, has been appointed chief of the Contract Beds Unit at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting chief of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Jennifer Hernandez, 35, of Covina, has been appointed associate secretary for farmworker and immigrant services at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Hernandez...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Paris Attacks

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Paris Attacks

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today's terrorist attacks in Paris, France: “All of California is saddened by today’s wanton and brutal attack in Paris. Our prayers are with the victims’ families and all the people of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Christine Hironaka, 28, of Piedmont, has been appointed assistant director for policy development at the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, where she has...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Andrew Campbell, 23, of Oakdale, has been appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Campbell has been a student services representative in the Office of...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Panorea Avdis, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), where she has served as chief deputy director...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Robert V. Witt

Governor and First Lady Honor Army Cpl. Robert V. Witt

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Army Cpl. Robert V. Witt, a U.S. serviceman missing from the Korean War. Earlier this month, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Army...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on California Water Fix

Governor Brown Issues Statement on California Water Fix

SACRAMENTO - As the public comment period for the California Water Fix comes to a close, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement: “The Delta pipeline is essential to completing the California Water Project and protecting fish and water quality....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mike Vizzier, 65, of Coronado, has been appointed to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control Independent Review Panel. Vizzier was chief of the San Diego County...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Hal Geiogue, 74, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he has served since 2012. Geiogue was chief consultant to the California State...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Kristina Daniel Lawson, 38, of Walnut Creek, has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Lawson has been a partner at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLP since 2011. She was...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Cecily Harris, 56, of San Carlos, has been appointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission. Harris has been a development consultant for the San Mateo County Department...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Lisa Crowe, 54, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy commissioner at the California Department of Business Oversight. Crowe has been division chief of the Payroll and...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Mike Gallo, 64, of Merced, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors. Gallo has been co-owner at Joseph Gallo Farms since 1965....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Abigail Lynette Browning, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Office of Private Sector Non-Governmental Organization Coordination at the Governor’s Office of Emergency...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 30 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) - School or athletic team names: California Racial Mascots Act. - AB 199 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 169 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) - Local government: public records: Internet. • AB 187 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Medi-Cal:...

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Governor Brown Signs Water Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Water Legislation

SACRAMENTO - As California's historic drought continues, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to help boost water conservation, strengthen groundwater management and improve water quality: - AB 142 by Assemblymember Frank...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 57 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Telecommunications: wireless telecommunication facilities. - AB 90 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Federal...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Bill Bartling, 61, of Bakersfield, has been appointed area district deputy in the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources at the California Department of Conservation. Bartling...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 692 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Low-carbon transportation fuels. • AB 793 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) - Energy efficiency. • AB 802 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 25 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) - Financial aid: Cal Grant program: renewal. - AB 32 by Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) - Computer crimes....

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New York State Signs Under 2 MOU Climate Agreement

New York State Signs Under 2 MOU Climate Agreement

SACRAMENTO - As momentum builds ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Under 2 MOU, a global pact amongst cities, states and countries to limit the...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 3 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) - Isla Vista Community Services District. • AB 28 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) - Bicycle safety:...

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Governor Brown Signs Landmark Climate Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Landmark Climate Legislation

LOS ANGELES - Moving boldly to combat climate change and curb toxic carbon pollution, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed landmark legislation - SB 350 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) - that establishes world-leading energy...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointment

Governor Brown Announces Appointment

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment: Vince Minto, 61, of Willows, has been appointed to represent the third district on the Glenn County Board of Supervisors. Minto has been assessor/clerk-recorder and director in the...

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Governor and First Lady Honor Capt. Jonathan J. Golden

Governor and First Lady Honor Capt. Jonathan J. Golden

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and...

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Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act

Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act

RICHMOND - Taking action to improve gender wage equality and boost worker protections, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined dozens of state and local leaders, women and girls at the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park to sign SB 358 by Senator Hannah-Beth...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 179 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) - Healing arts. • AB 260 by Assemblymember Patty Lopez (D-San Fernando) - Foster care: parenting youth. • AB 315 by...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 192 by Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) - Specialized license plates. • AB 231 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) - Parole:...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills. • AB 15 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) - Limitation of actions: human rights abuses. • AB 96 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) - Animal parts...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill: • SB 530 by Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) - Pedicabs. A photo of Governor Brown signing SB 530 can be found here. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 160 by Assemblymember Matthew M. Dababneh (D-Encino) - Criminal profiteering: counterfeit labels: sales and use taxes. • AB 177 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 146 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) - Pupil instruction: social sciences: deportations to Mexico. • AB 157 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-San...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Hugo López, 53, of Elk Grove, has been appointed director of the California State Lottery. López has been chief deputy director at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 145 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) - Public benefits reports. • AB 154 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) - Taxation: federal...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Robert Schmidt, 48, of Fair Oaks, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology. Schmidt has been agency chief information...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 8 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) - Emergency services: hit-and-run incidents. - AB 389 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Hospitals: language...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Kristin Peer, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant general counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Peer has served as a deputy attorney general at the...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • AB 53 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) - Vehicles: child safety seats. • AB 139 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) - Nonprobate transfers:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Houng Le, 55, of Danville, has been appointed to the Dental Board of California, where she has served since 2009. Le has been chief dental officer at the Asian Health Services...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Vito Imbasciani, 69, of Los Angeles, has been appointed secretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Imbasciani has been director of government relations at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Bradd McDannold, 67, of Cottonwood, has been appointed to the 27th District Agricultural Association, Shasta District Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2006....

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Douglas M. Press, 50, of Berkeley, has been appointed general counsel at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Press has been chief counsel and deputy director at the...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Neil McDowell, 44, of Blythe, has been appointed warden at Ironwood State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1994, including...

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Passage of SB 350

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Passage of SB 350

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement tonight after passage of SB 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles): “Taking carbon out of the modern economy...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: • SB 68 by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) - Minor or nonminor dependent parents: reunification services. • SB 196 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) - Elder...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills. • AB 924 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) - Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: State Children's Trust Fund. • AB 1191 by Assemblymember Adrin...

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills. - AB 208 by Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R-O'Neals) - Vehicles: highway: lane use. - AB 349 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Common interest...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills. • AB 656 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) - Joint powers agreements: mutual water companies. • AB 673 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills. • AB 215 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) - Local agency employment contracts: maximum cash settlement. • AB 486 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) -...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. David Davey, 51, of Bakersfield, has been appointed warden at California State Prison, Corcoran, where he has served as acting warden since 2014. Davey was chief deputy warden at...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Russ Heimerich, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of communications at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Heimerich has been deputy...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills. - AB 746 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) - San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. - AB 1039 by the Committee on Agriculture - Fertilizing materials:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. James Sullivan, 46, of Barstow, has been appointed administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow, where he has served as skilled nursing facility administrator since...

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill. • SB 725 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) - Pupil testing: high school exit examination: exemption. For full text of the bill, visit:...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Bruce Saito, 64, of Long Beach, has been appointed director of the California Conservation Corps. Saito has been executive director emeritus and senior advisor at the Los Angeles...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Don J. Huffman, 51, of Napa, has been reappointed to the 25th District Agricultural Association, Napa Town and Country Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2011....

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