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Assemblymember Manuel Pérez statement on Draft CalEnviroScreen 2.0

Sacramento, California - State Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez made the following statement in response to the release by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) of the draft of its updated environmental health screening tool, Cal EnviroScreen 2.0:

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Governor Brown Appoints California Fair Political Practices Commission Chair

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Jodi Remke as chairperson of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

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California's National Green Ribbon Schools

Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended three California schools and one school district honored by the U.S. Department of Education with its third annual Green Ribbon Schools award.

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Bakersfield Men Enter Guilty Pleas to Damaging Oilfield Facilities

Fresno, California - Derek A. Brown, 33, and Bryan T. Schaub, 22, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty to conspiring to damage energy facilities, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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Man Who Tried to Run Over Agent in Campo Sentenced

San Diego, California - A Mexican citizen who tried to run over a Border Patrol agent in Campo was sentenced last Wednesday in federal court.

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California Investing Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Electricity R&D and Alternative Fuels

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission has unanimously approved two major investment plans that could total nearly a half a billion dollars. One will fund clean energy research that benefits electricity ratepayers. Another is an annual clean transportation investment plan that is designed to spark innovation in projects that will help transform California's fleet to meet greenhouse gas and clean air goals.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

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