California News

Bill to Improve After School and Expanded Learning Programs Approved

Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today praised Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. for signing Senate Bill 1221, sponsored by State Senator Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, which will improve the quality of after school and expanded learning programs and encourage more programs to operate year-round.

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Convicted of Obstruction of Justice for Interfering with Federal Civil Rights Investigation in County Jails

Los Angeles, California - A deputy in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department was found guilty this afternoon of obstruction of justice for interfering with a grand jury investigation into misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail.

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Classic Jaguar Stolen 46 Years Ago Recovered at LA/LB Seaport

Los Angeles, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in partnership with a National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Special Agent and a California Highway Patrol-Investigative Services Unit Investigator assigned to the Foreign Export and Recovery (FEAR) outbound team at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport complex, recently recovered and seized five automobiles ranging from 47 years old to brand new.

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Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' Upcoming Trip to California

Los Angeles, California - On September 18-20, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to California to conduct operational site visits at U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities, receive briefings and meet with state and local stakeholders and DHS personnel.

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Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in El Dorado and Siskiyou Counties

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for El Dorado and Siskiyou counties due to the effects of the King and Boles fires, which have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and other structures and damaged critical infrastructure.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

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Pérez Bill for Workforce Training Grant Program Signed into Law by Governor

Sacramento, California - A bill by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez to support local workforce training grants for former offenders has been signed by the Governor.  AB 2060 (Chapter 383, Statutes of 2014) authorizes a competitive grant program to be administered by the California Workforce Investment Board for workforce training and development for the re-entry population. 

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Governor Brown to Sign Legislation to Boost California's Film and Television Industry

Hollywood, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers tomorrow in the heart of Hollywood, where he will sign legislation - AB 1839 by Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul J. Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) - to expand, extend and improve California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program.

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