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School Lunches: “California Thursdays” Project Launch Follows Success of National School Lunch Week

Sacramento, California - A quick quiz:  If you could be a student anywhere in the nation during National School Lunch Week, which state would you choose? Easy answer, right? California!  Students across the nation celebrated this annual observance last week, October 12-18, and of course the California kids had the best spread to choose from. But then, we’re allowed to be a bit biased about things like that at CDFA – in fact, we’re proud of it.

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California Teachers of the Year

Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named five outstanding educators as the 2015 California Teachers of the Year, one of whom he nominated as California's National Teacher of the Year.

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Federal Court Enters Order and $25 Million Judgment Against Los Angeles Area Work-at-Home Scheme

Los Angeles, California - An order of permanent injunction against The Zaken Corp. of Thousand Oaks, California, and company president Tiran Zaken, of Calabasas, California, was entered today by U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson, finding that they made false and misleading statements in marketing work-at-home business opportunities and promising commissions to consumers, the Justice Department announced. 

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NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

Azusa, California - NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

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Mosquito Prescribed Burn Continuing with Ignitions

Sequoia National Park, California - As of 5:00 pm, October 22, ignitions are complete on 700 acres of the Mosquito Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. Ignitions will continue on the remaining 785 acres throughout the next several days.

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Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery to Hold Award Ceremony and Art Exhibition

Yosemite National Park, California - Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest in September of this year. The park received a record 230 submissions from local community schools. Artwork was divided into categories and winning pieces were selected by park staff and park partners.

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National Park Service is Accepting Applications for Artist-in-Residence Program

Thousand Oaks, California - Artists from all disciplines are invited to apply for an artist-in-residence program that seeks to connect young people to the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

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