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Governor Brown Issues Statement on the Appointment of Martin Hoshino to Judicial Council Post

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after the Judicial Council of California voted to name California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation undersecretary of operations Martin N. Hoshino as its next administrative director:

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Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, Offers Additional South Napa Earthquake Recovery Assistance

Sacramento, California - Moving to help communities recover from the South Napa Earthquake, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the state and issued an Executive Order to help cut red tape and provide additional financial assistance.

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California quake points to research advancements in retrofitting older buildings

West Lafayette, Indiana - The 6.0 earthquake that rocked Napa, California, on August 24 is placing the spotlight on efforts by property owners and municipalities to retrofit older buildings and improve their ability to withstand earthquakes.

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NSF Creates Regional Innovation Center Headquartered in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California - The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by USC, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the University of California Los Angeles.

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New findings on beetle flight may help control deadly walnut tree disease

Davis, California - New research from entomologists affiliated with the University of California, Davis, shows how environmental conditions influence the seasonal flight behavior of the walnut twig beetle, which spreads a deadly fungal disease in black walnut and other walnut trees.

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Prions can trigger ‘stuck’ wine fermentations, researchers find

Davis, California - A chronic problem in winemaking is “stuck fermentation,” when yeast that should be busily converting grape sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide prematurely shuts down, leaving the remaining sugar to instead be consumed by bacteria that can spoil the wine.

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Labor Day

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September 1, 2014, as Labor Day in the State of California.

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Passage of AB 1522

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after passage of AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego):

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