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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 26, 2015 including to California Department of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jennifer Kent, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Health Care Services. Kent has been executive director at Local Health Plans of California since 2013. She was principal at Health Management Associates […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces $25.6 Million in U.S. HUD Grants for Homeless Programs in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $25.6 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund 60 San Francisco-based organizations and a variety of housing and services including transitional and permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces DNA Privacy Bill – AB 170

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A government repository of the DNA of all children born? It sounds like something out of 20th Century dystopian fiction, says Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Surely, that can’t happen here, right? Actually, millions of newborns each year provide a blood sample to the state, to be screened for congenital disorders. […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments Jan. 16, 2015 including to Domestic Violence Advisory Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, John Boyd, 45, 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 executive officer at the Sutter Solano Medical Center and […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments Jan. 15, 2015 including to Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Donald Cavier, 44, of Rocklin, has been appointed chief deputy director of the California Housing Finance Agency. Cavier has been director of finance at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency since 2007, where he was finance […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 14, 2015 including to California Commission on Disability Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, James Greene, 63, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics at the California Department of Public Health. Greene has served as visiting clinical faculty and instructor of record […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments Jan. 12 and 13, 2015 including to California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Linda Broyles, 59, of Coronado, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where she has served since 2013. Broyles has been clinical coordinator at American Medical Response since 2007 and continuous quality improvement […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Legislation to Dramatically Improve Probate Process, Cut Fees for Families – AB 139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced legislation to improve probate process and cut Fees for families (AB 139). According to Gatto, to pass the contents of a bank account, a prized automobile, or a multi-million-dollar stock account upon your death, all you need to do is fill out a […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Responds to Governor Brown’s Proposed 2015-16 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2015-16 state budget: “The governor’s budget proposal maintains a prudent and responsible approach to state spending. It includes increased funding for education, public safety and implementing […]

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California Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Balanced Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a carefully balanced budget that injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects and saving money, while continuing to chip away […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 8, 2015 including to the California Physician Assistant Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jed Grant, 43, of Tulare, has been reappointed to the California Physician Assistant Board, where he has served since 2013. Grant has been a physician assistant director at the San Joaquin Valley College since 2013, where he […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 7, 2015 including New Legislative Secretary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Camille Wagner as legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor, replacing Gareth Elliott, who has served in that role since 2011. Elliott will pursue opportunities in the private sector, and last week was appointed to the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 6, 2015 including to Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Aileen Federizo, 46, of Encino, has been reappointed to the California Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee, where she has served since 2012. Federizo has been founder and a professional fiduciary at ElderWell since 2011. She has been […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas to Represent Los Angeles on Critical House Subcommitees in 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, chose the subcommittees he will serve on, as part of that committee, during the 114th Congress. “Health care, manufacturing, trade and the environment are major industries within the San Fernando […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Continues Groundbreaking ‘Wiki Bill’ Project, Invites Public to Directly Draft Privacy Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is continuing his groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via an online Wiki. Citizens can visit the “Wiki bill’s” website, and by using an interface similar to Wikipedia’s, they can propose, draft, […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to Key Senate Committees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newsiwre/ — Today, California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, announced his appointment by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon to sit on a number of important Senate policy committees. Senate Committee chairs and committee member appointments will be formally adopted by the Senate […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Create New DNA Testing Regime to Solve Crimes – AB 84

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a former constitutional lawyer, today introduced AB 84, which would allow DNA testing to resume in the state. The legislation would bring forensic investigation into the 21st century and create new tools for law enforcement to collect and analyze DNA samples from criminals, while protecting our constitutional […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Responds to Gov. Brown’s 2015 Inaugural Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address delivered to a joint session of the legislature today: “I applaud and thank the governor for his excellent leadership in moving California forward over the last several years. The governor’s address conveyed an optimistic vision […]

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California Governor Brown Sworn In, Delivers Inaugural Address Jan. 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. took the oath of office as Governor of California and delivered his inaugural address in the Assembly Chamber. The address serves as the Governor’s constitutionally required annual report to the Legislature. Members of the Legislature, the Judiciary, Constitutional Officers, the extended family of […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2015 including the California Energy Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Felicia Marcus, 58, of Emeryville, has been reappointed member and chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2012. Marcus was a member of the Delta Stewardship Council from 2010 to […]

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First Driverless Vehicle Permit Issued by DMV in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first permit authorizing Audi of America to test driverless vehicles in California. Senator Padilla authored the law that required regulations governing the testing and use of driverless vehicles on public roads. The […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Thanks Gov. Brown for Removal of Confederate Flag Items from State Fair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) today thanked California Governor Jerry Brown and his administration for their swift response in removing several items found for sale at the California State Fair bearing the image of the Confederate flag. The Confederate Flag is a symbol of racism, exclusion, oppression […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas’ Bill Seeks More Diverse Small Business Funding with HUBZone

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in Washington, D.C., Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced legislation allowing equal access to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) HUBZone program. The HUBZone Equity Act will insure access for all American small business owners who pay taxes. While most SBA programs are accessible to business owners including permanent […]

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AB 2187 to Ensure Needed Funding for County Child Abuse Prevention Programs Signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) today announced that his bill – AB 2187 – was signed by Governor Brown. AB 2187 clarifies the pathway of the fee collected for copies of a child’s birth certificate, as to the portion of the fee used for child abuse prevention and intervention […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Two Justices to the First District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding justice, Division One and Therese M. Stewart to Division Two of the First District Court of Appeal. Humes, 54, of San Francisco, has served as associate justice of the First District […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 27, 2014 including to California Apprenticeship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Claudia Cappio, 60, of Oakland, has been appointed director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Cappio has been executive director of the California Housing Finance Agency since 2011. She was founder and managing principal […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla to Welcome National Latino Leaders to NALEO’S 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will welcome more than a thousand Latino elected and appointed officials from across the country to NALEO’S 31st Annual National Conference which begins today in San Diego. The three day event at […]

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California Film and Television Job Creation Act Passes Final Policy Committee – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, cleared a major legislative hurdle today, passing the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 6-0. The legislation, authored by Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by more than […]

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Calif. Legislation to Require STD Testing & Condoms in Adult Films Approved by Senate Labor Committee – AB 1576

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) to require documentation of condom or other personal protective equipment use in California produced adult films and mandatory employer paid STD testing of adult film actors was approved today by the California State Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee. […]

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Calif. Bill to Provide Children Access to Ailing Parents Passes Senate Committee One Week After Death of Casey Kasem – AB 2034

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents cleared its biggest legislative hurdle yet, passing the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 6-0. The legislation, AB 2034, seeks to protect children from being denied access to […]

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