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EPA awards $672,000 to Southern California graduate students through research fellowships

Los Angeles, California - Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $672,000 in fellowship grants to eight students at Southern California Universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. These students selected will work on a variety of projects covering topics including climate change, public health, chemical safety, and sustainability.

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Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Hearing Services Company

Los Angeles, California - The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Serendipity Hearing Inc., doing business as Sonus Hearing Care (Sonus), a hearing services provider headquartered in the Los Angeles, California, metropolitan area. 

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10 defendants who operated network of Bay Area brothels indicted on racketeering charges

San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 10 defendants for their alleged role in a far-reaching prostitution racketeering enterprise that recruited Asian women to work as prostitutes in approximately 40 brothels located throughout the Bay Area.

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy and Placer County Sheriff's Detective

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Deputy Daniel Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Michael David Davis Jr., who were killed in the line of duty today in the Sacramento region:

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Celebrities and Royalty Party of the Year

Hollywood, California - On October 16th, Runway Media Group, along with A&M Productions, hosted Rock That Fashion IX at Lure Nightclub in Hollywood. The star-studded, media-only event, was in celebration of the launch of RUNWAY TV® , RMG’s new state of the art, super-computer driven fashion channel, the release of the magazines Fall 2014 issue and L.A. Fashion Week.

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San Diego Zoo Set to Celebrate its Youngest Orangutan

San Diego, California - This morning, primate keepers at the San Diego Zoo finished the final preparations to celebrate the youngest ape at the Zoo. Sumatran orangutan Aisha (pronounced EYE-sha) turns one year old on Saturday, October 25, and the orangutan exhibit will be filled with enrichment items to mark the occasion.

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Secretary Ross Joins Ag in the Classroom “Teach the Teachers” event

Sacramento, California - More than 220 California educators and volunteers attended an annual California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference earlier this month to learn about agriculture and connecting Common Core to California crops. The conference, hosted by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC), was held October 16-18 in Santa Cruz County and provided participants with free resources and valuable avenues for teaching Common Core, STEM, and school garden/nutrition lessons.

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Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

Los Angeles, California - A federal district court in Southern California has ordered a judgment of nearly $515,000 against Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches. The court imposed the judgment after finding Atalla had hid assets and misrepresented his financial condition to the agency. The judgment originally was suspended in Atalla’s settlement order with the Commission, based on his supposed inability to pay.

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